Overview of Position: Execute behavioral and psychopharmacological experiments in the Smart Cube
Priority A: Run SC studies (60%)
Priority B: Data Handling (20%)
Priority C: Test Articles (10%)
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Research Associate – Neurotrauma
This position is for a Research Associate in the Trauma team at PsychoGenics in Montvale, New Jersey. The team is responsible for carrying out studies for testing the efficacy of treatments for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) and spinal cord injuries (SCI). Primary tasks performed on a daily basis include behavioral testing of rats in tasks such as the Morris Water Maze and rotarod. The research associate will also assist in weekly surgeries for TBI and SCI as well as routine preparation of drug compounds and dosing via IP, SC, or PO. Must be detailed oriented and able to work in a team environment. Must review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and IACUC, safety and quality assurance standards related to assigned work at all times.
A Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience or related field with laboratory experience handling rats and/or mice. Experience with running behavioral tests for rats and/or mice. Knowledge of basic chemistry for drug preparation. Occasional weekend work is required.
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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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