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Dr. Richard Axel’s laboratory is seeking a research assistant to assist with a project studying cognition and curiosity-like behavior in mice. The incumbent will manage day-to-day animal training in cognitive tasks under the close supervision and mentorship of a postdoctoral researcher. This position offers the opportunity to gain training and research experience in systems neuroscience in a cutting-edge research environment. The position requires a bachelor's degree in a scientific or engineering field with a basic understanding of biology and interest in neuroscience.
Responsibilities include:
·     Working in collaboration with postdoctoral fellows and others in the lab.
·     Training rodents on olfactory-based learning tasks.
·     Collecting and analyzing behavioral and neural activity data using Matlab, Excel, and/or Python.
·        Performing surgeries on rodents.
·        Managing rodent breeding colonies.

Preferred Qualifications
·      Ideal for recent graduates with a Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in science wishing to gain practical training and mentorship in neuroscience research.
·      Ability to work independently with accuracy and attention to detail is required.
·      The ideal candidate is highly motivated to learn about and substantively contribute to the research program and takes initiative and responsibility in their work.