Research Technician

Updated: 29 days ago
Location: Waltham, MASSACHUSETTS
Job Type: FullTime

Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity for a Research Technician in the Grienberger lab. If you are looking for an opportunity to work at a beautiful university campus with lots of perks including free parking and access to a top of the line athletic facility, look no further! At Brandeis we offer a competitive benefits and compensation package which includes medical, dental and life insurances.  We also offer a generous paid time off benefit including 15+ holidays.  If you hope to advance your career through educational opportunities, Brandeis offers tuition benefits for employees, dependents and spouses.  Our 403b retirement savings plan includes a generous match.

We are a new neuroscience group studying the cellular basis of learning and memory in the mammalian brain. This is an ideal position for someone passionate about doing research within a highly collaborative team and looking to gain mentored hands-on laboratory experience in preparation for graduate or medical school. 

This is a grant-funded position.

Key Responsibilities include: 

  • Perform basic lab management tasks, including ordering equipment and supplies

  • Manage our animal colony 

  • Assist in building laboratory equipment, including 3-D printing and open-source hardware

  • Support ongoing experiments in the lab

  • Conduct independent research utilizing cutting-edge techniques in  two-photon calcium imaging, whole-cell patch recordings, and optogenetics (including behavioral training, data collection, histology, and surgeries)

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Engineering, or equivalent 

  • Excellent organizational skills

  • Strong communication skills (both oral and written) 

  • Ideally, previous laboratory experience

  • Ideally, a 2-year commitment 

  • A strong desire to learn how to do research

We are committed to building a vibrant group of scientists from diverse backgrounds and place a strong emphasis on teamwork and mentorship. Brandeis University, located 9 miles outside of Boston with easy commuting options, has a uniquely interdisciplinary Neuroscience community spanning Biology, Psychology, Biochemistry, and Mathematics. 

To learn more about our lab, visit . Join us and apply by submitting a cover letter and your resume, including 2-3 references. Applications received by January 31, 2024 will receive full consideration. 

In addition, please email your resume directly to [email protected]

Closing Statement

Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.

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