The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Tech II- Neuroscience / Dr. Amelia Eisch Lab in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reference #: 1006381 SHIFT:Day (United States of America)
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A Brief Overview Dr. Eisch is a neuroscientist interested in how molecular, cellular, and circuit changes-particularly in the limbic system-influence motivated behavior and cognition. She is specifically interested in how neuroplasticity in the hippocampal dentate gyrus contributes to both normal and pathological function with relevance to depression and addiction.
The candidate will work on circuit-based analysis of mouse brain function in a basic neuroscience lab based at CHOP and part of PSOM.
What you will do
Performs routine tests / experiments under the direction of principal investigator, supervisor or other designee
Performs research procedures on experimental samples as directed
Records and checks experiments/ results for completeness and accuracy
Performs calculations and maintains appropriate log and lab notebooks
Performs tasks that require familiarity with fundamental techniques and lab equipment
May assist with planning specific research protocols and procedures
Maintains office, lab area, solutions, reagents, supplies and equipment, disposes of specimens, media and other materials (using appropriate procedures)
Assists in care and maintenance of lab equipment
May coordinate schedules of tests and procedures
Attends courses, seminars, and lab meetings to expand knowledge of research and laboratory techniques
Records results, organizes data and maintains lab notebook in an organized manner
Compiles and helps analyze data, prepares charts, graphs, and results of studies as directed
Conducts literary searches as directed
Neuroscience behavior experiments and upkeep of behavior testing protocols Stereotaxic surgery assistance Tissue preparation and processing for immunohistochemistry, microscopy, and cell counting Mouse breeding Organizing and collecting behavior data Computer coding (Python, MatLab) Education Qualifications High School Diploma / GED Required Associate's Degree Preferred Bachelor's Degree Preferred Experience Qualifications At least one (1) year of related classroom experience or successful completion of a technical training program (eg. Wistar, WPSI) and research laboratory experience Required At least two (2) years of related classroom experience or successful completion of a technical training program (eg. Wistar, WPSI) and research laboratory experience Preferred Skills and Abilities Intermediate understanding of lab procedures, protocols, and equipment. Basic exposure to lab specific experiments / techniques and scientific analysis Excellent verbal and written communications skills Excellent organizational skills Solid critical thinking / problem-solving skills Solid analytical skills
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