Laboratory Technician Position
Start date: Available now; open until filled
Position summary: We are seeking a highly motivated applicant to join our team as a full-time research technician. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing daily laboratory activities, including maintaining the animal colony, ordering supplies, preparing common use solutions, and overseeing lab safety compliance. In addition, the hired applicant will support ongoing projects in the lab by training and testing Mongolian gerbils on auditory detection and discrimination tasks, assisting with or performing survival surgeries, performing perfusions, and processing and imaging histological tissue. The candidate will have the opportunity to gain experience with a number of techniques, including in vivo electrophysiology, pharmacology, fiber photometry, operant conditioning, chemogenetics, and/or optogenetics.
Educational requirements: Applicants should possess a B.S. or B.A. in Neuroscience, Biology, Psychology, Pharmacology, Engineering, or a related field. All interested candidates should be highly organized, detail oriented, possess excellent communication skills, enjoy working in a team environment, and be comfortable handling and caring for small animals.
Qualifications and experience: Preference will be given to applicants with experience in any of the following areas: animal behavior, histology, electrophysiology, or engineering.
To apply: Interested applicants should submit a CV and the names and contact info for at least 2 references by clicking here.
We are always interested in hearing from enthusiastic students looking to join the lab. Eligible students should be a member of the Biological Sciences Graduate Program or the Interdisciplinary Program in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science the University of Maryland. Interested students should submit a brief description of research interests by clicking here.