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Brandeis University Research Technician in Waltham, Massachusetts

Brandeis University is delighted to announce a career opportunity as a Research Technician in the Grienberger lab at Brandeis University. We are a new neuroscience group studying the cellular basis of learning and memory in the mammalian brain. This is an ideal position for someone passionate about doing research within a highly collaborative team and looking to gain mentored hands-on laboratory experience in preparation for graduate or medical school. Key Responsibilities include: Perform basic lab management tasks, including ordering equipment and supplies Manage our animal colony Assist in building laboratory equipment, including 3-D printing and open-source hardware Support ongoing experiments in the lab Conduct independent research utilizing cutting-edge techniques in microscopy, electrophysiology, and optogenetics (including behavioral training, data collection, histology, and surgeries) Qualifications: Bachelor?s degree in Neuroscience, Biology, Engineering, or equivalent Excellent organizational skills Strong communication skills (both oral and written) Ideally previous laboratory experience Ideally a 2-year commitment A strong desire to learn how to do research We are committed to building a vibrant group of scientists from diverse backgrounds and place strong emphasis on teamwork and mentorship. Brandeis University, located 9 miles outside of Boston with easy commuting options, has a uniquely interdisciplinary Neuroscience community spanning Biology, Psychology, Biochemistry, and Mathematics. To learn more about our lab, visit Join us and apply by submitting a cover letter and your resume. Closing Statement Brandeis University is committed to providing its students, faculty and staff with an environment conducive to learning and working and where all people are treated with respect and dignity. We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnicity, caste, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, including transgender identity, religion, disability, age, genetics, active military or veteran status and any other characteristics protected under applicable federal or Massachusetts law.