Psychology: Laboratory Research Assistant to support ongoing research in behavioral neuroscience. The lab utilizes rodent models to explore neural circuits involved in emotional and motivated behaviors. 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 goal start date for this position is in the beginning of May 2022.
The Laboratory Research Assistant will 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.
Required: Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a closely related field by date of appointment; formal coursework or training in research methodology and/or neuroscience; research experience with animals; experience with Microsoft Office Suite. Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.
Consideration may be given to candidates with 2 years of research experience in a closely related field; has the ability to work independently and collaboratively on an evaluation/research team; handle multiple tasks and complicated detail work accurately and efficiently in the face of changing priorities and tight timelines, and has excellent organizational, written, oral, and interpersonal communication skill.
Submit cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae to https://jobs.miamioh.edu/cw/en-us/job/500016/laboratory-research-assistant. Inquiries may be directed to Anna Radke at [email protected]. Screening of applications will begin May 30, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.
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