Lab Technician at the University of Maryland

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Closing date: Open until filled

Start date: 1st September, 2019

The Position

We are seeking highly motivated applicants to join our team as a research technician in the Caras Lab. The candidate will be responsible for training and testing Mongolian gerbils on auditory detection and discrimination tasks, analyzing behavioral data, assisting with survival surgeries, performing perfusions, processing and imaging histological tissue, and preparing visual aids for grants and presentations.  In addition the applicant will manage daily laboratory activities, including (but not limited to) maintaining the animal colony, ordering supplies, preparing common use solutions, and maintaining and updating laboratory resources (protocols, manuals, databases, and calendars). Successful applicants will be prepared to commit to the position for a period of at least two years, during which the candidate will gain experience with in vivo pharmacology and physiology, quantitative animal behavior, MATLAB programming, data analysis, and presentation. This position is an ideal fit for an individual looking to gain independent research experience before applying to graduate or medical school.


Educational Requirements:  Applicants should possess a B.S. in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, Pharmacology,  Engineering, or a related field.

Qualifications and experience:  All interested candidates should be highly organized, possess excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a team environment, and be comfortable handling and caring for small animals. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in any of the following areas: animal behavior, computer programming (particularly MATLAB), statistics, histology, immunohistochemistry, fluorescent microscopy, electrophysiology, or engineering. 

How to Apply

Applicants should submit a CV, a brief description of research interests, and the names and contact information of two references by clicking here.

Please mention that you found this job on the Scientifica website when applying.

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