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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Technical Associate I, Tsai Lab in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Technical Associate I, Tsai Lab

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Picower Institute for Learning & Memory

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

TECHNICAL ASSOCIATE I, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory-Tsai Lab, to assist with research on the effects of neurodegeneration on neuronal activity and cognition in various mouse models. Duties include rodent stereotaxic surgery, in-vivo electrophysiology experiments, and two-photon imaging in awake mice. The project also involves brain dissections, histology, and confocal microscopy. Will work closely with postdocs and graduate students. This position would be ideal for someone who is interested in working in the cutting-edge field of mouse neuronal network dynamics related to neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. The Tsai Lab is committed to the intellectual development and career progression of all lab members. The scope, complexity, and independence of participation in research projects will be commensurate with experience. As skills are developed, the position will involve increasing participation in scientific research.

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REQUIRED: a bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, biology, engineering or related field; at least two years of post-degree experience working in a research laboratory environment; and experience with animal handling and surgery procedures, particularly in rodents. Seek a motivated, highly organized individual who is comfortable working independently and can function effectively in a team-oriented environment. PREFERRED: experience with rodent in-vivo electrophysiology, two-photon imaging, and histology; and experience with programming and neuronal data analysis. Job #19316

Should be available to make a minimum two-year commitment.2/18/21