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Research Associate I/II - Neurobiology

Employer
SRI International
Location
Menlo Park, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Feb 23, 2022

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Genetics, Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Overview:

SRI International, an over 75-year strong pioneering research institute, has a rich history supporting government and industry. Our innovations have created new industries, billions of dollars in market value and lasting benefits to society. SRI is organized around broad disciplines and capabilities, with research and development divisions and labs to groups who excel at identifying new opportunities, developing products and creating custom solutions. Our organization is driven by impact - delivering unique solutions for the world's important challenges and transforming ideas into reality for clients and partners.

The Center for Neuroscience has an opening for a Research Associate with a background in mouse genetics in its internationally-recognized Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology research program. You will have the opportunity to participate in cutting-edge basic neuroscience funded by the U.S. National Institutes of Health as well as translational studies funded by biotech and pharmaceutical company sponsors intended to drive new products to the market. You will work with a team of Ph.D. neuroscientists, biomedical engineers and pharmacologists to publish research in high quality journals and deliver valuable information to commercial research sponsors to enable go/no-go drug development decisions.

This position will be located in Menlo Park, CA

Responsibilities:

Colony management, genotyping, lineage tracking, assistance with surgeries, scoring of EEG/EMG records, general support of ongoing studies including behavioral assays, and meticulous record keeping.

Management of electrophysiological data acquisition systems

Other duties may include histology, immunohistochemistry and microscopy.

The ability to follow protocols and to conduct in vivo work independently after appropriate training is essential.

Computer skills and the ability to comply with strict regulatory requirements are critical.

Experience with RNA extraction and other molecular biology techniques a large plus.

Some weekend work will be required.

Qualifications:

The ability to follow protocols and to conduct in vivo work independently after appropriate training is essential. Computer skills and the ability to comply with strict regulatory requirements are critical. Preference will be given to applicants with in vivo research experience including management of biological resources and neuroscience research experience. Candidates must be proactive, detail-oriented and effective communicators, who can multitask efficiently, and work well as part of a team to support multiple investigators.

For appointment as a Research Associate I: Knowledge of scientific theory associated with a Bachelor's in Biological Sciences or related field and at least 6 months experience.

For appointment as a Research Associate II: Knowledge of scientific theory associated with a Bachelor's in Biological Sciences or related field or equivalent education and 2 years experience or a Master's degree in Biological Sciences or related field.

This position will require a post-offer/pre laboratory placement physical. Employment at SRI is contingent on successful completion of a background check
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