Laboratory Research Assistant

Job description

Job no: 498337
Department: Psychology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Research, Scientific
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title:

Laboratory Research Assistant

Job Summary:

The McMurray Lab in the Department of Psychology at Miami University is seeking a Research Assistant to support their ongoing research in behavioral neuroscience. Current studies seek to understand the neurophysiological systems responsible for reward and decision-making, and how these may be affected by drugs of abuse. This position will provide support for the lab’s ongoing research projects and assist with the general management and maintenance of the laboratory and its animal colony. The position will work independently and alongside a collaborative and inclusive team of researchers, including graduate and undergraduate students. The position is funded through a sponsored research agreement between Miami University and PsyBio Therapeutics, Inc. (psybiolife.com) and will be a 1-year term with the option for renewal contingent on performance and funding availability.

Duties/Physical Demands:

• Provide project management and technical support for ongoing research projects
• Perform rodent behavioral testing, develop data collection processes and conduct data analyses
• Independently summarizes analyses of data and produces technical reports of findings for
• assigned projects
• Manage our rodent colony and provide critical, acute, and post-operative care support and monitoring of experimental animals and report health problems to veterinary staff and to the Primary Investigator
• Contributes to scholarly papers, conference presentations, and other professional documents for publication or dissemination
• Provide support and assistance in rodent surgical procedures, and conduct them independently
• Assure compliance with all state and federal research guideline, as well as experimental protocols and SOPs
• Responsible for the overall training and orientation of all technical laboratory functions for lab staff, faculty, collaborating investigators, researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students. May contribute to reports and manuscripts as a co-author

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Biology, Neuroscience, or related fields; Formal coursework or training in research methodology and/or neuroscience; Research experience with animals; Experience with Microsoft Office Suite; Ability to work independently and collaboratively on an evaluation/research team; Ability to handle multiple tasks and complicated detail work accurately and efficiently in the face of changing priorities and tight timelines; Excellent organizational, written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills.

This position is not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with 2 years of research experience in a related field.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Direct inquiries should be directed to Matthew McMurray at [email protected]

EO/AA Statement/Clery Act:

Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to [email protected] or 513-529-3560. As part of the University’s commitment to maintaining a healthy and safe living, learning, and working environment, we encourage you to read Miami University’s Annual Security & Fire Safety Report at: http://www.MiamiOH.edu/campus-safety/annual-report/index.html, which contains information about campus safety, crime statistics, and our drug and alcohol abuse and prevention program designed to prevent the unlawful possession, use, and distribution of drugs and alcohol on campus and at university events and activities. This report also contains information on programs and policies designed to prevent and address sexual violence, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking. Each year, email notification of this website is made to all faculty, staff, and enrolled students. Written notification is also provided to prospective students and employees. Hard copies of the Annual Security & Fire Safety Report may be obtained from the Miami University Police Department at (513) 529-2223.

Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin March 26, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

Benefits Eligible:

Yes

A criminal background check is required. All campuses are smoke- and tobacco-free campuses.

For questions regarding reasonable accommodations for disabilities, or to follow-up with a request, please contact [email protected] or (513) 529-3560.

Advertised: 17 Mar 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

 

 

 

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Posted: 3/18/2021
Application Due: 5/9/2021
Work Type: Full Time
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