The Department of Neuroscience is a basic science department that focuses on cutting-edge research in the areas of synapse development and function, sensory systems, and complex behavior, cognitive neuroscience, and behavioral neurobiology. The Dr. Michael Halassa lab is supported by funding from the federal government as well as university funds. The faculty within the department is also extensively involved with the Graduate School of Biomedical Science Program in Neuroscience as well as teaching within the medical school.
What You'll Do
In collaboration with the Principal Investigator the candidate in this role will work independently performing a wide range of specialized techniques and experiments. The overarching goal will be to use biochemical, molecular, imaging, and behavioral techniques to evaluate mechanisms of synapse function. Such techniques could include cloning, CRISPR/Cas9 for knockout and knocking, immunoblotting, immunohistochemistry/immunofluorescence, confocal imaging in live neurons, and behavioral testing based on the candidates’ specific areas of expertise and/or interest. The role will include data analysis, interpretation of results, and writing for scientific publication and presentation. The role may include supervision and training of others in the laboratory and helping to manage laboratory operations (ordering supplies and maintaining equipment). More information about the Bygrave lab can be found here: https://www.bygravelab.com/home.
- Conducting laboratory experiments (molecular biology, biochemistry, imaging, behavior testing)
- Data analysis, writing, and making figures for scientific publications.
- Supervision, training, and laboratory management
What We're Looking For
- Bachelor’s degree in science and 3-5 years of related laboratory experience OR Master’s degree and up to one year laboratory experience