Drug addiction research group seeks motivated individual to assist in performing behavioral and molecular experiments. The focus of our research is to understand how drugs of abuse and stress mediate plasticity in the brain. We use a multi-facetted approach from molecules to behavior.
Specific duties will include: general laboratory maintenance, small rodent surgery, care of animals used in research, observe and record animal behavior, preparation of tissue samples, protein assays, and PCR. The candidate should have familiarity with some of the above techniques and those with animal experience will be given the highest priority.
One year experience through research or education within neuroscience, biology, psychology, or related discipline. Basic knowledge of small rodents and ability to observe and record animal behavior.
Research experience with small rodents including surgery and behavioral testing.