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The Department of Biology in the College of Arts and Sciences has an outstanding opportunity for a highly qualified Research Scientist Principal who will provide support for ongoing research projects within the Perkel Lab.
RESPONSIBILITIES Under supervision of the PI, this position will:
Carry out independent research on neural plasticity in the environment of the Perkel laboratory;
Conduct experiments, analyze data and write papers;
Manage all regulatory aspects of the grant-related research, including Environmental health and Safety and Animal Care Committee;
Take part in the intellectual life of the laboratory, including interacting with graduate students, postdocs, undergraduates and other research staff; and,
Participate in lab meetings, share in lab shared chores.
PhD in Neuroscience
Minimum of seven years of experience
RELEVANT SKILLS This position requires expertise in:
The maintenance of a colony of highly sensitive weakly electric fish of genus Gnathonemus;
Electrophysiology theory and practice;
Patch-clamp recording methods using in vitro preparations of neural tissue;
Design and carry out experiments, analyze data, prepare manuscripts and grant proposals Designing and executing Electrophysiology experiments;
Data analysis; and,
Writing publications and grants.
A broader background in neuroethology, including neural basis of vocal communication in birds is desired.
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