The Hayden Lab in the Department of Neuroscience and the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research studies the role of the brain activity in making reward-based decisions, and in changing strategies in demanding circumstances. They do this with recordings of activity of populations of neurons in subjects making and adjusting simple decisions. They then compare these patterns with those obtained from subjects exposed to cocaine for long periods of times. This research contributes to a basic understanding of the brain circuitry of drug addiction.
55% Assist laboratory staff with developing methods for training and implementing studies in the MRI scanners for awake NHP subjects Assist with surgeries including; scheduling and coordinating with RAR, ensuring that all records are obtained and meet IACUC standards, sterilizing all equipment, scrubbing in and conducting surgery, ensuring healthy recovery post-op, and handling emergencies in coordination with RAR. 35% Assist with recruiting, hiring, and training of undergraduate research assistants. Assist with maintaining schedules and projects undergrads are working on. Ensure that all proper paperwork is filled out and that time is approved if they are getting paid. Assist with adding new personnel to protocol and schedule/ ensure that all ROHP and training requirements are met. Assist with lab specific training on all safety practices and animal handling skills. Assist with creating, updating, and maintaining all SOPs and ensure that all personnel review them regularly. 10% Assist in writing and maintaining SOPs and training protocols/ documents, keeping inventory of lab supplies and ordering as needed, aid in creating and maintaining lab calendar and meetings, undergraduate schedules, lab surgeries.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials.
Required Qualifications Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology, neuroscience or other natural, life or veterinary science or equivalent combination of education and work experience to equal four years.
Preferred Qualifications Experience working with laboratory animals.
Internal Number: 333707
About University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.