Job Duties/Responsibilities: Overview: 70% Responsible for collecting behavioral neurophysiology data using non-human primates (NHPs). Provide detailed documentation of laboratory procedures, collection, and primate well-being to ensure compliance with necessary record keeping and IACUC protocols. Regular care of NHPs and adherence to policies regarding personal protective equipment is required to guarantee safe data collection. Also responsible for training NHPs and maintaining learned behavior. Troubleshoot and maintain laboratory software, computers, systems, and hardware for upkeep of laboratory space.
25% Analyze, process, compile, and summarize data for review and presentation. Work intricately with first level data processing in Matlab, motion analysis software, and physiology data platforms. Help with posters and publications
5% Assist in preparing for surgical procedures, imaging scans, and regular health procedures in the NHPs.
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials
Required Qualifications: •Bachelor’s degree with a major in biological sciences, Neuroscience, BME, or related and 1 year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience to equal five (5) years. •Demonstrated experience conducting experiments biological/electrophysiological independently •Expertise in Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) •Familiarity and proficiency in some or all of Matlab, C+(+), Python • Knowledge of electrical engineering and/or experience working with medical devices •Knowledge of statistics
Preferred Qualifications: •Demonstrated experience conducting experiments independently with behavioural electrophysiology in non-human primates. •Experience working in a neuromodulation research setting •Familiarity with Tucker Davis Technology’s systems, Research Eye tracking systems, Cortex Motion Analysis software, Matlab.
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