The Roberto Vincis Laboratory in the Department of Biological Sciences, is seeking a motivated and committed senior laboratory manager / technician to join our team. We use a combinatorial approach that includes tools ranging from transgenic mice, anatomy mapping, pharmacology, optogenetics in vivo electrophysiology, calcium imaging and behavior. We are investigating how cortical and thalamic gustatory regions integrate sensory and cognitive taste-related information and how they influence feeding behaviors.The lab manager/technician will take part and assist in collaborators projects performing in-vivo electrophysiology, stereotaxic injections, immunohistochemistry and behavior; depending on the skills and interest. Previous experience in in-vivo electrophysiology, immunohistochemistry and/or survival surgeries in rodents is desirable but it is not a prerequisite. Specific training in one or more of the fore-mentioned experimental techniques will be provided. The individual will be also responsible for financial budgetary and mouse husbandry. In addition, she or he will also closely work with the PI in the supervision of all lab members and day to day laboratory operations. Starting salary can be negotiated.
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