Title:  Research Technician I - Neuroscience

Division:  Neuroscience
Schedule:  Monday - Friday; 20 hours per week
Work Location:  Houston, TX
Salary Range:  $10,440 - $14,120
FLSA Status:  Nonexempt
Requisition ID:  12567

Summary

Looking for research technician that will be involved in assisting a NIH-supported research project on the neocortico-cerebellar cooperation. Research area is systems neuroscience, but looking for someone who has basic engineering knowledge and skills (including programming skills) and likes to build equipment (for example, engineering student who is interested in neuroscience). 
The main task for this position is to order and set up state-of-the-art equipment for the animal surgery, behavioral experiment, and neural activity recording. The devices and surgical instruments are basically established already, but require customization, so this position will communicate with vendors for customization. Supplementary tasks include assisting with neuroscience experiments, surgeries, and histology (simple tissue staining). 

Job Duties

  • Orders laboratory supplies and equipment for the neocortico-cerebellar coordination research project.
  • Communicates with vendors about equipment customization, if necessary. 
  • Sets up behavioral experimental equipment and neural activity recording devices under the supervision of research faculty.
  • Performs Histological staining (simple Nissle staining). 
  • Assists with ongoing experimental work to include animal surgery, animal training, data analysis, microscopy, or other tasks as needed. 
  • Performs simple animal behavior experiment and animal training. 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Two years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • One year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in neuroscience.
  • Has basic engineering knowledge and skills (including programming skills) and likes to build equipment (for example, engineering student who is interested in neuroscience). 

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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