Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Specialist - Rodgers Lab in Atlanta, Georgia
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The Rodgers Perception & Action Lab (lab.chris-rodgers.com) is seeking a research specialist to assist with experiments using mice to study how neural circuits in the brain control the motion of the body and sensory perception. Experiments may include: behavioral testing of mice, genotyping, histological processing, optogenetics, building and maintenance of hardware, and computational analysis. In addition, responsibilities include general lab tasks, such as ordering supplies and maintaining a mouse breeding colony. The research specialist will work closely with the principal investigator, and contributions to published work will merit authorship. A two-year commitment is preferred. This position could be used to build experience for applying to graduate or medical school.
Under general supervision, performs a variety of defined research and laboratory tests and experiments according to prescribed protocols and assigned schedules.
Sets up experiments as prescribed by a principal investigator.
May be required to participate in laboratory maintenance activities such as sterilization and cleaning of equipment, ordering of supplies, inventory and media preparation.
Maintains records, files and logs of work performed in laboratory notebooks and computer databases.
Compiles data and records results of studies for publications, grants and seminar presentations.
Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
Performs related responsibilities as required by principal investigator.
- Bachelor's degree in a scientific field OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
A background in a STEM field such as neuroscience, biology, engineering, or computer science.
Experience working with mice or other animals in a laboratory setting.
Good organizational and problem-solving skills, the ability to multitask, and attention to detail.
An ability to program and analyze data (ideally in Python) will be judged favorably.
NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.
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Job Number 79559
Job Type Regular Full-Time
Division School Of Medicine
Department SOM: Neurosurgery: Admin
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with animals.
Job Category Laboratory
Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor
Campus Location (For Posting) : Location US-GA-Atlanta
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