Intern - Systems Neurobiology Laboratory, Dr. Kay Tye

Location
La Jolla, CA
Posted
Sep 29, 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

The Research Intern is responsible for performing various Neurobiological techniques that include mouse handling and behavioral assays in support of the Principal Investigator (PI) and lab research goals. Other duties include assisting with general laboratory maintenance, including equipment maintenance, and ordering of supplies, etc.

The term of this position is anticipated to be 1 year. 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(50%) Neurobiological techniques

  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Fluorescent microscopy
  • Electrophysiology: Whole-cell patch clamp recordings
  • Calcium Imaging & analysis

 (40%) Mouse Handling and Behavioral Assays

  • Mouse handling
  • Mouse Behavioral assays
  • Mouse stereotaxic surgery
  • Tissue processing for histology

(10%) Lab Support

  • Assist with preparing solutions.
  • Assist with stock and organize incoming lab supplies.
  • Clean glassware and equipment as needed.

 

EXPERIENCE

Preferred:

  • Prior experience in a laboratory setting

 

EDUCATION

Required:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent work experience

Preferred:

  • Undergraduate coursework in life sciences, neuroscience, or equivalent work experience

 

SKILLS AND ABILITIES

Required:

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

Preferred:

  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in researching information and analyzing data to arrive at valid conclusions.
  • Ability to learn and carry out new experimental procedures with accuracy and efficiency. Demonstrated ability to follow verbal and/or written protocols, including follow-up on previously begun procedures.
  • Demonstrated ability to record data accurately and enter into appropriate medium.
  • Skill in the operation and maintenance of various lab equipment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with both PC and MAC operating systems, standard business office equipment and commonly used software and tools, such as Microsoft Office, electronic mail, and the internet.
  • Proficiency with common office software applications as well as software applications used for research, recording, and analysis.
  • Highly organized, effective at multitasking, adept at juggling changing priorities
  • Proven ability to work both independently and also as part of a collaborative team.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse groups. Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with personnel

 

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 adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, and working inside. 

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