Position Summary: The Laboratory of Motivation and Addiction (see meyerlabscience.org for more information) is embarking on a genome-wide association study in which we will test over 1400 rats on cocaine self-administration measures of reinforcement. This project is a collaboration between us and the University of California – San Diego (Abe Palmer and Trey Ideker), University of Michigan (Terry Robinson), University of Tennessee Health Sciences Center (Hao Chen), Wake Forest University (Leah Solberg Woods), and the University of Colorado (Laura Saba). See ratgenes.org for more information. We are hiring at least two research technicians to conduct surgeries, test animals in our behavioral apparatus, and dissect tissue for genetic analysis. We are looking to hire a senior research technician as well as junior research technicians.
Candidates should have a BS, BA, or MA in neuroscience, biopsychology, or related field, and be available to work weekends or evenings when experiments require it. Besides catheterizations, behavioral testing, and tissue dissection, other duties may include conducting in-vivo neurophysiological recordings, performing stereotaxic brain surgery, utilizing neurophysiological and data analysis software including Offline Sorter, Nex, MED-PC, and Statistica, and manufacture of small electronics and molecular biological techniques.
B.S., B.A., or M.A. in Behavioral Neuroscience, Biopsychology, or related field.
Rat handling and surgery, behavioral testing paradigms. Experience with intravenous jugular catheterization and rodent self-administration is highly desired. Other qualifications may include ability to perform in-vivo neurophysiological recordings, construct multi-channel moveable electrodes, perform stereotaxic brain surgery, utilize neurophysiological and data analysis software including Offline Sorter, Nex, MED-PC, and Statistica, and manufacture of small electronics and molecular biological techniques.
Additional Salary Information: Hiring one senior and one junior technician
Internal Number: POSTINGS R00907PR and R00
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