Company:  Confidential

Job Title: Research Technician II- Systems Neuroscience

Job Number: 61772

Location: Cold Spring Harbor, NY, USA, US

Job Description

Position Description

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking intellectually curious, highly motivated candidates for a research Technician position in the Albeanu Lab starting August 2023 or later. The Albeanu group investigates the logic of neural circuits underlying olfactory perception and sensorimotor predictions and errors using approaches from Systems Neuroscience including open and closed-loop behavioral tasks, multiphoton imaging and electrode recordings, optogenetic manipulations of activity and high-throughput DNA barcoding of neural circuit connectivity. The technician will work closely with postdocs and students in the lab in conducting experiments, training laboratory animals, as well as building, debugging and maintaining custom lab infrastructure.

Position Responsibilities

The technician will conduct experiments using rodent operant training, widefield and multiphoton fluorescence and intrinsic signal optical imaging, and optogenetic stimulation using light-patterning devices. In addition, the technician will be involved in custom rig building and troubleshooting, as well as data analysis. The technician’s interests will be considered to provide them with a solid background for their subsequent career stages.

Position Requirements

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Science/Engineering (e.g. Neuroscience, Physics, Engineering, Biology, Chemistry, Psychology, etc).
EXPERIENCE: Prior experience with techniques used in the lab (in particular with animal handling and behavioral training and in vivo activity monitoring) are highly valued. The ideal candidate has computer programming experience (Python and/or MATLAB preferred) and participated in a research project in their field at the undergrad level. General laboratory experience, independent troubleshooting skills, and a problem-solving attitude are also desirable.
SKILLS: Strong organizational abilities and good communication and interpersonal skills are required. In addition, quantitative analysis skills are valued.

Supplemental Information

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned biomedical research institution in New York. It has shaped contemporary biomedical research and is the home of eight Nobel Prize laureates. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory provides a highly dynamic and interactive research environment and also a unique opportunity of timely exposure to advances in various biomedical research fields and of interaction with a broad range of researchers from all over the world through its renowned Meetings and Courses program. We believe that science is for everyone. We have had researchers with a variety of backgrounds and believe in the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Compensation and Benefits
Our employees are compensated in many ways for their contributions to our mission, including competitive pay, exceptional health benefits, retirement plans, time off, and a range of recognition and wellness programs. Visit our CSHL Benefits sites to learn more.
We strongly encourage you to be vaccinated against COVID 19 however; it is not a requirement for employment. 
CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status. VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Application Deadline: 2024-02-03


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