Research Assistant in Neuroscience Lab
We are looking for a highly motivated individual to work as research technician in a neuroscience lab at UT Southwestern in Dallas, Texas. This position is ideal for you if you would like to gain primary research experience in order to move on to PhD and/or MD programs in biomedical fields.
Our lab focuses on understanding how neural circuits in the brain mediate behavior (https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/labs/hattori/). We are particularly interested in answering questions such as how learning occurs and how motivation influences behavior. We employ a multidisciplinary approach that includes neural recordings, optogenetic manipulations, molecular genetics, and computational analysis, and use Drosophila as a model. Your responsibilities include assisting with experiments and maintaining common lab functions.
Ideal candidates will have a strong foundation in neuroscience or related fields, such as molecular and cellular biology, genetics, electrical engineering, and computer science. Candidates with at least one year of lab experience will be preferred.
To apply, please provide a CV with GPAs, a cover letter describing your research experience and career goal, and contact information for at least 2 references.