Research Specialist 1

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Hyde Park Campus

20145 Org.Bio./Anatomy

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Job Information

Job Summary:

Research Specialist in a systems neuroscience lab, focused on decision making and motor control in rodents. Specialist will participate in many aspects of research: handling animals, running experiments, performing surgery, supporting students, etc.


  • Train mice in decision-making and motor behavioral paradigms.
  • Design novel behavioral paradigms.
  • Perform rodent surgeries.
  • Collect and analyze data.
  • Oversee the management of equipment and supplies.
  • Conduct literature reviews, participate in writing reports and manuscripts.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory policies.
  • Other duties as needed.

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • BS/BA Preferred

  • One-year relevant research experience preferred
  • Strong background in animal behavior preferred
  • Strong background in systems neuroscience preferred
  • Programming experience preferred
  • Experience with rodents preferred
  • Experience with optical imaging, electrophysiology and/or computational methods preferred

Required Documents:
  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • At least 2 references

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

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Health Screen Required?

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Full time

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Job No:
Posted: 5/17/2018
Application Due: 6/16/2018
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