Research Assistant I

Ypsilanti, MI
Jun 14, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Social Sciences
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Assist in research activities. Conduct experiment/study, set up and utilize equipment/materials, and execute planned research activity.The Neurophysiological Research Assistant is responsible for acquisition of single-unit neurophysiological recordings in living mice. The candidate must be skilled in surgical methods and have a substantial amount of experience in neurophysiology. The candidate will be responsible for overseeing the mouse colony and plan for breeding strategies with transgenic mice. The candidate must also be capable of constructing fiber optics, microelectrodes, and the ability to design and repair electronic circuits.

Essential duties:
Perform neurosurgery and acquire neurophysiological recordings in living mice.
Analyze and report findings to the Principal Investigator
Prepare solutions
Perform histological procedures
Order supplies
Perform literature searches

The applicant must have substantial experience with rodent neurosurgery and a working neurophysiology. The applicant must also have a working knowledge of chemistry and physiology.

Operate lab equipment.

Construct microelectrodes and fiber optics