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Research Assistant V, Grade 12

April 08, 2013 - April 22, 2013
Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$36,438.00 to $45,026.00 Plus $3,026.00 Location Pay
Benefits:Full Benefits According to Percentage of Full Time
Employment Type:Full Time
Division/Department:PI- Integrative Neuroscience
Description:This position is a Research Assistant in a neuroscience laboratory investigating potential pathogenic mechanisms and treatment targets in mental illness, specifically OCD and other anxiety disorders.

The work focuses on how abnormalities in connections between cortex, striatum, and thalamus lead to abnormal levels of anxiety and repetitive behaviors. Mouse models and optogenetic techniques are used to address these questions.
Duties:Responsibilities include mouse husbandry (organization of the rodent colony, genotyping and breeding rodents for behavioral experiments, collecting tissue samples for experimental analysis), and carrying out behavioral experiments. In addition, the technician will carry out gene and protein expression analysis using immunohistochemical techniques, and will perform other related duties necessary to the functioning of the laboratory or research projects (e.g. preparation of stock solutions, organizational tasks, ordering supplies).

All data obtained must be recorded in detail, including a record of animal husbandry and stocks or other reagents generated. The ideal candidate will also have experience in preparing and presenting reports of data.

Special consideration will be given to candidates with experience in stereotaxic surgery or willingness to be trained in this procedure.
Qualifications:Bachelorís degree in chemistry, biology, physics, or neuroscience-related field preferred (or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience).

At least 1 year of experience with rodent experiments generally, and specifically in the areas of rodent colony maintenance, genotyping, and behavioral experiments. Must show ability to work independently following initial instruction.

Applicant will be expected to also have excellent organizational skills, keep detailed records and aid others in the laboratory with data management. He/she should be able to work on a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent benefits package, AA/EEO Employer.

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