We are currently seeking a highly motivated, well-qualified Research Technician I. This position will be responsible for performing behavioral training of rodents, and have the opportunity to contribute to experiments involving optogenetics and electrophysiology. This role will collaborate with graduate students and postdoctoral research fellows and other technicians to facilitate training in a high throughput behavior training system. This role is part-time, with an anticipated 30 hours per week. There is additional flexibility for other days within the schedule, but this position would require 10 hour workdays on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday.
The qualified candidate must be well organized, reliable, punctual, possess great attention to detail and communication skills. Must be able to work individually or in a team environment with minimal supervision.
- Training Rodents on behavioral tasks
- Oversight of the health and wellbeing of rodents, to include (but not limited to):
o Health checks and socialization
o Behavior training and handling
o Some basic husbandry duties
- Maintaining accurate, detailed records and data
- Assisting with the needs of staff, students and faculty
- Other lab duties, as assigned
● Must be able to work in a laboratory environment with protective equipment, including ability and willingness to adhere to STRICT Covid-19 regulations
● High school Degree or equivalent OR certification as an animal technician AALAS or Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT)
● Must be willing to regularly handle and work with rodents
● Ability to work on weekends is required
● Flexible scheduling for time-critical laboratory needs is a plus.
● Experience with basic soldering, computer programming, machining, or 3D printing is a plus
● Must be able to comfortably lift 50lbs (edited)
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW
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