The Research Technologist will primarily work on the project focusing on understanding basic principles of neural circuit plasticity in brain slices and behaving animals. The Technologist will work in a team effort that includes other technicians, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
Perform laboratory experiments, which may include: mouse colony maintenance, animal surgeries, brain fixation, slicing tissues, antibody staining, confocal imaging and behavioral training.
Perform basic molecular biology such as PCR, molecular cloning, and mini/maxi prep of DNA.
Operate basic laboratory equipment such as centrifuge, pH meter, analytical balance, incubator, spectrophotometer, stereotaxic injection system, light/confocal/two-photon/super-resolution/DNT surgery microscope, optic fiber preparation system, laser cutter, 3D printer, fiber-photometry system, mini-scope, operant behavior chambers, touch-screen system, and/or utilizes laminar flow hood.
Operate lab computers for data entry.
Prepare solutions, reagents, and stains following standard laboratory formulas and procedures.
Perform miscellaneous related duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or related field.
Some related post-undergraduate work experience.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent organizational skills.
Ability to exercise professional judgment.
Good written and oral communication skills.
Classified Title: Research Technolgist Working Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14-$19.44 per hour (commensurate with experience) Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: M - F, 8:30 - 5:00 Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10002905-SOM Neuro Sci Neuroscience Personnel area: School of Medicine
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