Researcher 1 - Department of Neuroscience - #689838

University of Minnesota


Date: 4 days ago

City: Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contract type: Full Time

Work schedule: Full Day

Required Qualifications:



  • Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience, biology, biomedical engineering, chemistry or other natural or life science or a combination of related education and work experience to equal (4) years

Preferred Qualifications:



  • Prior experience working with animals.

  • Additional one-year of professional experience in a clinical or research setting.

  • Training and/or experience in Microscopy and Neuroscience.

Pre-doctoral and pre-medical students are encouraged to apply.


The Kerlin lab (kerlinlab.org) and Kara lab (karalab.org) study neural circuits underlying perception and action using advanced microscopy methods. This position will assist the principal investigators, postdoctoral associates, and students conducting behavioral and imaging experiments in mice. This includes the handling, behavioral training, and euthanesia of mice. The researcher will also assist with lab maintenance and administration.

80%: Train mice to perform behavioral tasks using custom training software. Conduct or assist with experiments and experimental analyses, as directed by other research staff. Conduct or assist with experiments to interrogate brain activity. Keep detailed records of all experiments and procedures. Perform perfusions and histology when needed.

Prepare materials for surgery. Assist Staff with intracranial surgery in mice, including the injection of viral vectors into the brain. Assist staff with two-photon brain imaging experiments.

20%: Order supplies and animals for the laboratory. Assist with basic lab duties (buffer preparation, dye preparation, autoclaving, etc…). Maintain regulatory documentation (e.g., controlled substances, safety, animal care) and ensure that lab equipment is in compliance with relevant regulations. Other duties as assigned.


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