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Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: June 28, 2019
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Experimental research support: including but not limited to: manufacture (spinning) of tetrodes, assembly of 3D printed drives, loading of tetrodes into drives, cutting and plating of electrodes.
Conduct post-experimental research analysis, including but not limited to: cluster-cutting of single unit data, running research analysis software, also data backup maintenance and central archiving of analysis software.
General lab duties including but not limited to: maintaining organization of workshop materials (such as for tetrode manufacture), daily monitoring of lab supplies, ordering of new supplies when needed, monitoring of other daily requirements including data backups.
Conduct research experimental projects including but not limited to: helping with preparation of surgical tools (eg autoclaving), research support with experiments including training animals in behavioral experiments.
Maintenance and daily oversight of essential laboratory documentation including but not limited to: lab drug logs, surgery logs, order invoices, laboratory purchasing card payments.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Excellent verbal and written communication abilities.
Must be organized, responsible, punctual, with ability to pay close attention to details.
Ability to handle fluctuating priorities and deadlines related to research project.
Previous work experience in a neurobiology research laboratory preferably including: general lab management duties (e.g. ordering supplies, maintaining protocols), experience with animal behavioral experiments and experience with electrode manufacture for behavioral neurophysiology experiments.
Salary & Benefits The position is non-exempt, bi-weekly paid position. Hourly pay for this role is commensurate with experience up to $21.36.
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