Dr. Richard Axel’s laboratory is seeking a research assistant to assist with a project studying cognition and curiosity-like behavior in mice. The incumbent will manage day-to-day animal training in cognitive tasks under the close supervision and mentorship of a postdoctoral researcher. This position offers the opportunity to gain training and research experience in systems neuroscience in a cutting-edge research environment. The position requires a bachelor's degree in a scientific or engineering field with a basic understanding of biology and interest in neuroscience.
· Working in collaboration with postdoctoral fellows and others in the lab.
· Training rodents on olfactory-based learning tasks.
· Collecting and analyzing behavioral and neural activity data using Matlab, Excel, and/or Python.
· Performing surgeries on rodents.
· Managing rodent breeding colonies.
· Ideal for recent graduates with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in science wishing to gain practical training and mentorship in neuroscience research.
· Ability to work independently with accuracy and attention to detail is required.
· The ideal candidate is highly motivated to learn about and substantively contribute to the research program and takes initiative and responsibility in their work.