Intern - Systems Neurobiology Laboratory, Dr. Kay Tye

Location
La Jolla, CA
Posted
Sep 19, 2020
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Application Instructions:

Employment History Include your last ten (10) years of employment history, or length of your employment history if less, including all position (even those that are not relevant to this position) and periods of unemployment. Incomplete information could disqualify you from further consideration.

 

POSITION SUMMARY

This position will be assisting senior lab members in support of academic research projects.   

Initial work will be done off campus. This work will include processing of histological images and experimental videos, data analysis and assistance in the software development for a behavioral system used by the lab.

Once Salk enters Phase 2 of the reopening plan, the intern will be trained by a senior lab member to execute behavioral experiments. This will include daily handling of mice, setting up the behavioral rooms for specific experiments and then executing those experiments independently.

The term of this position is anticipated to be one year. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

1)   Lab Support (10%)

  • Responsible for the preparation and stocking of reagents, research chemicals, stocking of consumable items, routine lab cleaning and upkeep.

2)   Assists with specific research projects as described below: (90%)

  • Data analysis of previous collected experiments, including histological and behavioral data using specialized software and tools
  • executing behavioral experiments
  • use of confocal and widefield microscopes to capture histological images
  • Daily handling of mice

 

EXPERIENCE

Preferred:

  • Prior experience in a laboratory setting

 

EDUCATION

Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent work experience

Preferred:

  • Undergraduate coursework in life sciences or equivalent work experience

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required:

  • Punctual, meticulous and rigorous in completing an assigned task. 

Preferred:

  • Theoretical knowledge of biological sciences.
  • Proven organizational and time management skills to successfully set priorities, meet established deadlines and recognize new problems with changing priorities and interruptions.
  • Highly organized, effective at multitasking and adept at juggling changing priorities.
  • Proven ability to work both independently and as part of a collaborative team.
  • Ability to read, comprehend, and discuss research materials.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills utilizing sound judgment, tact and a recognition of situations requiring confidentiality.
  • Ability to diplomatically and professionally interact with all levels of Institute staff and external contacts.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with PC and MAC operating systems, standard business office equipment and commonly used software and tools, such as Microsoft Office, electronic mail, and the internet.

 

SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS

This position requires constant grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, touching/feeling, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, and writing. 

 

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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