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Laboratory Research Assistant

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Job no: 500016
Department: Psychology
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Salary Staff
Categories: Research, Scientific
Status: Full Time
Temporary: Yes

Job Title:

Laboratory Research Assistant
Job Summary:

Laboratory Research Assistant to support ongoing research in behavioral neuroscience. The lab utilizes rodent models to explore neural circuits involved in emotional and motivated behaviors. This position will provide support for the lab’s ongoing research projects and assist with the general management and maintenance of the laboratory and its animal colony. The position will work independently and alongside a collaborative and inclusive team of researchers, including graduate and undergraduate students. The goal start date for this position is in the beginning of May 2022.

Duties/Physical Demands:

The Laboratory Research Assistant will provide project management and technical support for ongoing research projects; perform rodent behavioral testing, develop data collection processes and conduct data analyses; independently summarizes analyses of data and produces technical reports of findings for assigned projects; manage our rodent colony and provide critical, acute, and post-operative care support and monitoring of experimental animals and report health problems to veterinary staff and to the Primary Investigator; contributes to scholarly papers, conference presentations, and other professional documents for publication or dissemination; provide support and assistance in rodent surgical procedures, and conduct them independently; assure compliance with all state and federal research guideline, as well as experimental protocols and SOPs; responsible for the overall training and orientation of all technical laboratory functions for lab staff, faculty, collaborating investigators, researchers, and graduate and undergraduate students; may contribute to reports and manuscripts as a co-author.

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Neuroscience, or a closely related field by date of appointment; formal coursework or training in research methodology and/or neuroscience; research experience with animals; experience with Microsoft Office Suite.

Position not eligible for H-1B sponsorship.ponsorship.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with 2 years of research experience in a closely related field; has the ability to work independently and collaboratively on an evaluation/research team; handle multiple tasks and complicated detail work accurately and efficiently in the face of changing priorities and tight timelines, and has excellent organizational, written, oral, and interpersonal communication skill.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit cover letter and resume/curriculum vitae. Inquiries may be directed to Anna Radke at

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Miami University, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, encourages applications from minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. Miami University prohibits harassment, discrimination and retaliation on the basis of age (40 years or older), color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, military status, national origin (ancestry), pregnancy, race, religion, sex/gender, status as a parent or foster parent, sexual orientation, or protected veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, programs or employment practices. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities related to employment should be directed to or 513-529-3560.
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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin May 30, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.

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