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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate I, Cellular Neuroscience-Harnett Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Associate I, Cellular Neuroscience-Harnett Lab

  • Job Number: 23677

  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific

  • Department: McGovern Institute for Brain Research

  • School Area: Office of Provost

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No

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    Job Description

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, CELLULAR NEUROSCIENCE-HARNETT LAB, McGovern Institute for Brain Research, to perform cellular neuroscience research in a lab that aims to understand how the biophysical properties of neurons give rise to the cortical computations that guide mammalian behavior. Will contribute to one or more ongoing research projects and have the opportunity to develop an independent research component. Responsibilities will include a subset of the following: rodent behavioral experiments, in vivo neural recordings (Neuropixels and 2-photon microscopy), slice electrophysiology, rodent brain surgery, histology, confocal microscopy, data processing and curation. Additional responsibilities could include data analysis and computational modeling, contingent on the programming proficiency of the candidate. Additional responsibilities could include data analysis and computational modeling conditional to the programming proficiency of the candidate. The Harnett Lab (https://www.markharnett.org/) is committed to the scientific and career development of all lab members. This position would be ideal for someone looking to develop their research skills in an inclusive and collaborative work environment before applying to graduate and/or medical school.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: scientific or engineering bachelor’s degree; at least two years of research experience (undergraduate and/or post-baccalaureate experience considered); excellent quantitative reasoning, organizational, communication, and time-management skills; and the ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Those with experience in rodent behavior, surgery, immunohistochemistry, and electrophysiology principles and techniques are strongly encouraged to apply. Job #236771/31/24

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