COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Location
Durham, NC
Posted
Apr 04, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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COMPUTATIONAL RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II
Neurobiology

Candidate should have a BS or MS in science and/or engineering to work in our systems neurobiology laboratory. We study how neuronal circuits process sensory information and coordinate motor outputs using in vivo imaging, electrophysiology, and behavioral approaches. Your job would be to optimize and maintain the current code-base and hardware to ensure smooth functioning of these systems. You will also work closely with graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to troubleshoot experimental problems, innovate new designs, and analyze datasets. The ideal applicant would have a strong background in programming (ideally a language relevant to the ones we use: MATLAB and Python)as well as familiarity with electrical engineering (basic understanding of I/O devices, transistors, op-amps, digital logic, how to use an oscilloscope, etc). An interest in biology and the brain is strongly encouraged. Please send your CV and contact information for three references to Dr. Lindsey Glickfeld (glickfeld at neuro dot duke dot edu).

Responsibilities/Duties in order of importance:
1. Improving/generating code for behavioral control -- 35%
2. Improving/building hardware for behavioral control -- 25%
3. Discussing projects and progress with lab members -- 15%
4. Improving/generating code for data analysis -- 15%
5. Reading literature to learn about approaches used in the field -- 10%

Requisition Number
401402817

Location
Durham

Duke Entity
MEDICAL CENTER

Job Code
951 RESEARCH TECHNICIAN II

Job Family Level
08

Exempt/Non-Exempt
Non-exempt

Full Time / Part Time
FULL TIME

Regular / Temporary
Regular

Shift
First/Day

Minimum Qualifications
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employercommitted to providing employment opportunity without regard to anindividual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, genderidentity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex,sexual orientation, or veteran status.
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Education

Work requires a bachelor's degree in botany, biology, zoology or otherscience related scientific field.

Experience

None required above education/training requirement.OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE

Auto req ID

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Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.

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