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Research Assistant for software engineering for animal experiments

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We are seeking a highly motivated undergraduate research assistant with programming experience and an interest in neuroscience research to join our lab in the summer and/or fall. The student will collaborate with other research assistants and scientists in the lab to build an automated behavioral training box for lab animals. The student’s primary responsibility is computer and microcontroller programming. Thus, candidates with programming experience in C/C++ and/or Arduino are preferred. The position is ideal for students interested in engineering problems in scientific research, working with and learning from others with diverse engineering and scientific expertise in a collaborative research environment. The opportunity for research credit will be offered to dedicated research assistants following one semester of volunteer work. 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 Mengsen Zhang at and provide a cover letter, CV/resume, unofficial transcript, and availability for the summer and fall semesters (if known).

Faculty Advisor
Flavio Frohlich
Research Supervisor
Mengsen Zhang
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