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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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