Research Associate, College of Human Medicine

United States, North America
May 15, 2014
Position Type

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Position Information

Posting Number: 9499

Internal Posting Date: 05-14-2014

Internal Closing Date: Open Until Filled

External Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Review of Applications begins on: 05-28-2014

Job Title: Research Associate

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Multiple Position Numbers

Multiple Position Numbers No

Major Administrative Unit/College: College of Human Medicine

Primary Department: 10022668 PHYSIOLOGY - CHM

Position Employee Group: Fixed Term Academic Staff-FAS

Appointment Basis: Annual Year, 12 months

Appointment Status: Fixed Term Academic Staff

Employment %: 100


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Support Staff: Pay Minimum
Salary Commensurate with Experience

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Position Summary: Research Associate position is immediately available in the laboratory of Charles Cox in the department of Physiology. The research project focuses on alterations in neurophysiology, plasticity, and anatomy associated with a mouse model of Fragile X Syndrome.

Position will: Interact with graduate students to assist in scheduling and performing experiments; supervising in order to receive instructions, exchange information and review data; interact with peers/staff to decide daily division of labor and to discuss experimental results and problems; work with student employees to oversee their work, answer questions and check on accuracy of test results.

Faculty: Minimum Qualifications
Support Staff: Minimum Requirements
A PhD in neuroscience, physiology, or related discipline.

Experience required: Interacting with graduate students assisting in scheduling and performing experiments; Supervising; Experience working with peers/staff regarding daily division of labor and to discuss experimental results and problems; Experience overseeing students with their work, questions and check on accuracy of test results.

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Desired Qualifications: Experience in one or more of the following approaches are highly desirable: whole-cell patch-clamp electrophysiology in brain slices, multiphoton imaging, an stereotactic animal surgery and optogenetics.

Summary of Health Risks and Physical Demands (if applicable):

Required Applicant Documents: Resume/CV
Cover Letter
Research Interests

Optional Applicant Documents: Other Document
Other Document 2
Other Document 3

Number of Reference Letters Required: 3

Special Instructions to Applicants: Please submit a CV, cover letter, and email addresses of three references via the site. The three references will be asked to upload a letter of recommendation.

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Name/Title/Email Address of Search Committee Chair: Charles L. Cox/Chairperson/

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Union Affiliation Non Union