Technician position (Research Assistance)
We are now looking for a Research Assistant to run the animal training facility in LIM Lab. You’ll work on a project unravelling the neuronal principles that mediate formation and integration of sensory memories and priors, and will be responsible for the handling and basic care of rodents involved in behavioural training. You’ll also maintain the semi-automated training facilities, and run experiments integrated with the high throughput systems. Alternatively, you can help with histological, animal surgery, and acute ephys/optogenetic preparations. Key to your role will be strong collaborative working relationships with colleagues within the lab and more broadly across SWC, in particular within the Biological Research Facility.
The post is funded for one year in the first instance.
You’ll have prior experience of working within a research laboratory and handling rodents, as well as monitoring rodents and providing post-operative care. Technical expertise in the calibration, set-up and maintenance of animal behavioural setups is essential, as are excellent communication skills and the ability to use your own initiative. Having experience with rodent cranial surgery, immunohistochemistry, or acute recordings is favorable. A collaborative approach to your work, with strong team working and interpersonal skills, are fundamental to this role.
A job description and full person specification can be accessed here.
If you have any questions, write to Athena Akrami: aakrami[at]princeton[dot]edu.