The Princeton Neuroscience Institute seeks a highly motivated, well-qualified individual to serve as a Research Specialist I in the laboratory of Professor Samuel Wang. The individual will perform behavioral training of animals, and has the possibility to contribute to experiments involving optogenetics, cellular-resolution imaging and in vivo electrophysiology. The research specialist will collaborate with graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows in the lab to understand the neural circuits underlying cerebellar function. The ideal applicant will be an energetic, self-directed learner with previous rodent handling experience, and ideally behavioral training experience.
The qualified candidate must be well organized, reliable, punctual, possess good attention to detail and good communication skills. Must be able to work individually or in a team environment with minimal supervision.
This is a one-year term position with the possibility of renewal based on funding and performance. A commitment of at least two years is preferred.
Responsibilities include training mice on behavioral tasks, performing optogenetic and pharmacological experiments, and/or surgical preparation of experimental animals. The possibility of contributing to cellular-resolution imaging and in vivo electrophysiology experiments exists as well. Duties include maintaining records and data and assisting with the needs of staff, students and faculty.
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