Position Description Zuker Lab is seeking Research Technician to join their Howard Hughes Medical Institute laboratory located at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute.
Performing behavioral, genetic, and physiological experiments with various mouse strains
Using various viral and nonviral systems to introduce genes into neurons, including experiments with chemogenetics and optogenetics
Performing mouse survival surgeries including stereotaxic manipulations
Utilizing antibodies, RNA probes and the techniques of molecular biology to label and isolate genes of interest. May assist in the creation and verification of knock-out and knock-in Crispr-Cas9 mouse lines
Processing tissue for histology, and quantification of various markers
Participating in weekly group meetings and regular discussions with lab members and PI.
A bachelor’s degree in neuroscience or the biological sciences
Previous hands-on experience working as a technician or research assistant in a laboratory, both independently and as part of a team a plus
Prior hands-on experience working in a research environmentPrior experience with standard biological techniques (immunostaining, in-situ hybridization, PCR, and gel electrophoresis) a plus
Prior experience handling and utilizing rodent models a plus
Ability to train others in specialized tasks and communicate scientific results
Full-time, with a minimum commitment of 1 to 2 years.