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Research Assistant II

Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755
  • Job Code
    115157440


Dartmouth College



Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.

Position Information

Position Title
Research Assistant II

Department
Psychological and Brain Sciences

Position Number
1012067

Position Purpose

To support on-going research in the van der Meer Lab



Skills & Knowledge
  • Competent in laboratory methods, procedures and techniques related to behavioral and neural recording experiments in rodents.
  • Good judgment in monitoring data quality.
  • Ability to manage laboratory inventory and records.
  • Willingness to work with/be exposed to hazardous materials such as radioactive materials, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals.
  • Strong commitment to a diverse working environment and to serving the needs of a large and diverse community.


Minimum Experience
  • One year of laboratory/research experience with rodent behavior and neural recording.


Minimum Education
  • Bachelor's degree with a major in a relevant discipline (for instance, Neuroscience, Psychology, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science)


SEIU Level
Not an SEIU Position

FLSA
Non-Exempt

Employment Category
Regular Full Time w/end date

Department Contact for Cover Letter
Matthijs van der Meer, Assistant Professor

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is a 12-month term position.

Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.



Key Accountabilities
Key Accountabilities

Research/Experiments

  • Performs rodent experiments, including but not limited to: behavioral training, stereotaxic surgery, and recording of neural signals.
  • Constructs electrodes for neural recording.
  • Processes collected data using established analysis pipelines.
  • Identifies, troubleshoots, and corrects or recommends solutions to problems associated with experimental methods, procedures, and techniques; or equipment and facilities.
  • Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.

Laboratory Management

  • Monitors work in progress to ensure accomplishment is timely and in accordance with reasonable methods and standards.
  • Assists in the maintenance of rat colonies including handling and weighing of animals and entering data into spreadsheets.

Records

  • Maintains laboratory records of procedures.
  • Applies sound data management procedures, such as following naming conventions and backing up acquired data to secure locations.

Miscellaneous

  • Communicates respectfully with a diverse community.
  • Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking and sound judgment.
  • Good organizational and time management skills.
-- Performs other duties as assigned.

PI115157440

<br/><br/><b>Dartmouth College</b><br/><br/><br/><br/>Dartmouth College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, veterans or any other legally protected group.<br/><br/><b>Position Information</b><br/><br/><b>Position Title</b><br/>Research Assistant II<br/><br/><b>Department</b><br/>Psychological and Brain Sciences<br/><br/><b>Position Number</b><br/>1012067<br/><br/><b>Position Purpose</b><br/><p>To support on-going research in the van der Meer Lab</p><br/><br/><b>Skills & Knowledge</b><br/><ul> <li>Competent in laboratory methods, procedures and techniques related to behavioral and neural recording experiments in rodents.</li> <li>Good judgment in monitoring data quality.</li> <li>Ability to manage laboratory inventory and records.</li> <li>Willingness to work with/be exposed to hazardous materials such as radioactive materials, infectious materials, and/or hazardous chemicals.</li> <li>Strong commitment to a diverse working environment and to serving the needs of a large and diverse community.</li> </ul><br/><br/><b>Minimum Experience</b><br/><ul> <li>One year of laboratory/research experience with rodent behavior and neural recording.</li> </ul><br/><br/><b>Minimum Education</b><br/><ul> <li>Bachelor's degree with a major in a relevant discipline (for instance, Neuroscience, Psychology, Electrical/Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science)</li> </ul><br/><br/><b>SEIU Level</b><br/>Not an SEIU Position<br/><br/><b>FLSA</b><br/>Non-Exempt<br/><br/><b>Employment Category</b><br/>Regular Full Time w/end date<br/><br/><b>Department Contact for Cover Letter</b><br/>Matthijs van der Meer, Assistant Professor<br/><br/><b>Special Instructions to Applicants</b><br/><p>This position is a 12-month term position.</p> <p>Employment in this position is contingent upon consent to and successful completion of a pre-employment background check, which may include a criminal background check, reference checks, verification of work history, and verification of any required academic credentials, licenses, and/or certifications, with results acceptable to Dartmouth College. A criminal conviction will not automatically disqualify an applicant from employment. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.</p><br/><br/><b>Key Accountabilities</b><br/><table> <tr> <th>Key Accountabilities</th> <td><p>Research/Experiments</p> <ul> <li>Performs rodent experiments, including but not limited to: behavioral training, stereotaxic surgery, and recording of neural signals.</li> <li>Constructs electrodes for neural recording.</li> <li>Processes collected data using established analysis pipelines.</li> <li>Identifies, troubleshoots, and corrects or recommends solutions to problems associated with experimental methods, procedures, and techniques; or equipment and facilities.</li> <li>Adheres to laboratory safety requirements including general and chemical/hazardous waste safety disposal methods.</li> </ul> <p>Laboratory Management</p> <ul> <li>Monitors work in progress to ensure accomplishment is timely and in accordance with reasonable methods and standards.</li> <li>Assists in the maintenance of rat colonies including handling and weighing of animals and entering data into spreadsheets.</li> </ul> <p>Records</p> <ul> <li>Maintains laboratory records of procedures.</li> <li>Applies sound data management procedures, such as following naming conventions and backing up acquired data to secure locations.</li> </ul> <p>Miscellaneous</p> <ul> <li>Communicates respectfully with a diverse community.</li> <li>Ability to work independently and apply critical thinking and sound judgment.</li> <li>Good organizational and time management skills.</li> </ul></td> </tr> <tr> <th>--</th> <td>Performs other duties as assigned.</td> </tr> </table> <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/LmZaOPUq1l6kfB74iZYD4"> <p>PI115157440</p>

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Posted: 2019-11-04 Expires: 2019-12-05

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