Research Associate II - Mellon College of Science (MCS)
Carnegie Mellon University
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Internal Number: 2016912
The Mellon College of Science (MCS) is home to four departments and many programs and research centers that cross disciplines. We approach scientific problems from fresh angles using creative interdisciplinary approaches while drawing on our departmental strengths in the core sciences. MCS faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their research in a variety of fields, including polymer science, cosmology, mathematical finance and neuroscience.
The Department of Biological Sciences within the Mellon College of Science is seeking a full-time Research Associate III to work in the laboratory of Dr. Aryn Gittis. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. In this role, you will be responsible for the design and execution of laboratory experiments investigating the neuronal basis of motor control in basal ganglia circuits.
Core responsibilities will include:
Designing research experiments and research protocols.
Maintaining and genotyping of a mouse colony.
Managing research laboratory including compliance with chemical and laboratory safety regulations.
Managing undergraduate student research.
Summarizing statistical information for analysis, presentation and written technical reports.
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within MCS. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Bachelor's degree in a biological field or equivalent experience and education required. *
Minimum of 3 years of laboratory experience required.
You should demonstrate:
Strong oral and written communication skills, strong problem solving and reasoning skills. Ability to pay strict attention to protocol preparation. Knowledge of behavioral experiments, slice electrophysiology, and histology.
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