TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to join the laboratory of Professor Ann Graybiel which focuses on motivation, learning, and movement control, with emphasis on using state-of-the-art neuroscience methods--including transgenic animal models--to study brain systems related to Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, OCD, and autism; and in the normal state, to the regulation of emotion, motivation, and action. Will primarily take responsibility for overseeing and maintaining the laboratory's mouse and rat colonies, including monitoring the health status of animals, providing daily care in the research setting, maintaining close communication with animal care and veterinary staff in the Division of Comparative Medicine, and ordering experimental supplies and procuring animals. The position involves working closely with a team of research staff, research scientists, postdoctoral fellows, and students whose work depends heavily on this transgenic resource. Additional responsibilities and opportunities to contribute to the team's neuroscience research will depend on the successful candidate's additional skills and experience.
REQUIRED: a B.S. or B.A. in biology or a related field, post-baccalaureate animal research and/or animal care experience, a minimum of one year of experience with rodent breeding and colony management, strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Seek an individual who can work as a part of a team and is comfortable working independently with minimal supervision in a fast-paced environment. Job #13732
Seek candidates offering at least two years of availability.
title revised 10/14/16
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