Research Assistant for exploring brain connectivity and cognitive behavior
We are seeking multiple motivated student research assistants to help with studies in our Psychiatry/Neurobiology research lab this summer (preferably full time) and during the academic year (part-time). The primary research project entails studying brain waves during animal behavior and cognitive tasks using in-vivo electrophysiology, histology and imaging. The research assistant’s responsibilities will be primarily conducting animal behavioral training, histology, and imaging fixed tissue. Animal behavioral training occurs daily, and each session is a 3 hour commitment.
There will be additional opportunities to get involved with in-vivo electrophysiology recording, and assisting with surgery and related procedures.
This is an ideal position for motivated students interested in learning about an active research environment prior to applying to graduate school. The opportunity for research credit will be offered to dedicated research assistants following one semester of volunteer work. Additionally, there may be opportunity to apply for a work study position with the lab. Applicants must be able to commit to working at least 20 hours per week during the summer or 15 hours per week during the semester with a fixed schedule and should have a GPA of 3.5 or higher. We provide outstanding mentorship and many of our undergraduate research assistants have secured admission in competitive PhD programs.
Please email Grace Ross at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide a cover letter, CV/resume, unofficial transcript, and availability for the summer and fall semester (if known).