Research Technologist

Updated: 1 day ago
Location: East Elmhurst, NEW YORK
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

General summary/purpose:

The purpose of this position is to carry out on-going, funded projects related to the study of the effects of different environmental and genetic factors on cognitive impairment in rodents. Under the supervision of a faculty investigator or senior lab members, the Research Technologist performs basic laboratory tasks and completes routine behavioral tests following established protocols and procedures; uses basic science knowledge to learn methods of behavioral phenotyping, intraperitoneal injections of pharmacological compounds and intracerebral injections of viral vectors; and identifies and resolve common problems involved in routine research assays. The Research Technologist will understand the role of senior lab members and accept constructive guidance; increase their own skill base and knowledge of lab research and relevant assays; and collect project data and submit generated results to supervisory personnel.

Specific Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Participate in on-going research projects.
  • Perform behavioral pharmacology tests. Learn and perform techniques related to intracerebral injections of viral vectors and brain implantation of cannulas.   

Minimum qualifications:

Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or related field. Work experience in behavioral neuroscience is required. Willingness to work with laboratory mice and/or rats is necessary.  Good conversational and basic written English is necessary.

Must be detail oriented, keep clear experimental records, have effective organizational skills, and be able to prioritize workload appropriately.

Preferred qualifications:

Training in behavioral physiology and biology

Role/Level/Range: ACRO/02/CC

Starting Salary Range:   $13.73-$18.87

Employee Group: Full-Time

Schedule: Monday-Friday, 40 hrs/wk           

Employee Subgroup: Non-Exempt

Department Name: Psychiatry          

Personnel area: School of Medicine

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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