Direct management of a large team of research associates dedicated to cognitive behavioral screening in rodents, new assay development and high-throughput automated phenotyping. Face-to-face interaction with company clients, presenting data and discussing future plans. Development and troubleshooting of new test assays, based on literature review and client needs. Oversight of mouse colony, with responsibility for enforcement and maintenance of correct IACUC policy. Actively seeks new business and funding opportunities. Requires an ability to function efficiently in a high-pressure environment, prioritizing a diverse workflow based on deadlines and importance of the work.
Job requirements and skills :
PhD in neuroscience or related field. At least two years of experience in cognitive preclinical behavioral work. Strong technical and pharmacological skills. Strong analytical and written communication skills.
Ability to oversee, set up and modify cognitive test assays for specific purposes, measuring baseline phenotype of mouse models and effects of pharmacology. Experience with mouse operant testing. Extensive and demonstrable experience working with behavioral data, with the ability to organize complex data sets. Ability to set up and enforce data organization processes amongst a small group. Excellent verbal communication skills, comfortable with presentation of complex data to diverse audience. Ability to work independently, seeking support and input from upper management where appropriate, while also functioning as part of a team. Willingness to work ‘hands-on’ when necessary for troubleshooting, maintaining personal oversight of test procedures and animal colony.
Knowledge of neurodegenerative and developmental disorders, both in the clinic and in preclinical mouse work. Experience in other related areas such as schizophrenia, depression, drug abuse, mild cognitive disorder, Alzheimer’s Disease.
Industry experience a big plus. Knowledge of Med-PC programming language and associated hardware. Programming experience (MedPC, SQL, SAS, SPSS, C+, Matlab) welcome. Familiarity with database usage and software a plus. Experience of staff management preferred.
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Daniela Brunner, PhD
Senior Vice President, Behavioral R&D
Research Associate - Behavioral Neuroscience
This position is for a Research Associate in behavioral neuroscience, specifically in animal cognition and drug abuse models (level / job title commensurate with experience). Primary daily job includes compound dosing with various routes of administration, behavioral testing with multiple models / tests in rats, data handling, report drafting, tissue collection, and surgical techniques. The researcher will review, comprehend and comply with all SOP’s and IACUC, safety and quality assurance standards related to assigned work.
The candidate needs to have a bachelor or master's degree in the biological sciences preferably related to behavior, pharmacology or psychology. Experience in performing small animals (mice and / or rats) in a laboratory setting, such as conducting learning and memory studies in NOR, MWM, radial arm maze, fear conditioning, operant tasks, multiple operant based drug abuse tests (such as intravenous self-administration) etc. is highly preferred. Leadership, initiativity, multi-tasking and trouble shooting skills are required, along with willingness and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Basic knowledge of statistics and skills of Microsoft Word and Excel are required. The work location is Montvale, New Jersey. Occasional weekend work is required. Two-year job commitment is preferred.
If interested, please send your CV to Qing.Chang@psychogenics.com
Research Associate - Neurodgenerative Group
This position is for a Research Associate for the Systems Biology/Neurodegenerative group at PsychoGenics (level of Research Associate commensurate with experience). Primary tasks performed on a daily basis in mice and rats include compound dosing using various routes of administration, behavioral testing, data handling, tissue collection, and stereotaxic surgical techniques. The candidate will be directly involved in graphing and analyzing data to better understand occurring trends and to highlight potential phenotypes in various mouse lines. Strong organizational and multitasking skills required. Will review, comprehend and comply with all SOP’s and IACUC, safety and quality assurance standards related to assigned work area at all times. Occasional weekend work required.
Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences preferably related to behavior, pharmacology or psychology. Experienced in the handling and dosing of small animals (preferably mice) in a laboratory setting with stereotaxic surgical experience preferred. Leadership, organizational, multi-tasking, trouble shooting and deductive reasoning skills required, along with willingness and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Occasional weekend work required. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel.
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Research Associate - Breeding
This position is for a Research Associate in the Breeding team at PsychoGenics (level of Research Associate commensurate with experience). The breeding team is responsible for the breeding and maintenance of several transgenic mouse models for various research groups. Primary tasks performed on a daily basis in mice include: Setting up breedings, checking for plugs, identifying neonates, ear notching, toe tattooing, tail tattooing, ear tagging, weaning, sacrificing animals and identifying/treating common mouse health issues. Other tasks such as adult dosing and sentinel blood collection/processing may be required. Ideal candidate must be able to account for every mouse in the colony and maintain clear and accurate files. Must be proficient at using Microsoft Excel and Word. Strong organizational and multitasking skills required. Must review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and IACUC, safety and quality assurance standards related to assigned work area at all times.
Animal technician with at least 2 years of mice handling and breeding experience. Leadership, organizational, multi-tasking skills required along with willingness and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Occasional weekend work required. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office program in particular Word and Excel.
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