Neurobiology Research Associate

Inscopix

Posted on: January 14, 2022

Closing: February 13, 2022

Salary: Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

Job Description

Inscopix, a growing neurotechnology company, is expanding its business and building-out its Science and Engineering teams.  We are seeking a talented, creative, and self-motivated Neurobiology Research Associate who is passionate about pursuing groundbreaking brain science and developing the next generation of breakthrough innovations for neurotherapeutics research. As a Neurobiology Research Associate, you will be a key member of the Science team and involved in developing novel approaches and new tools for measuring large-scale neural circuit activity in freely behaving animals. You will develop methods and conduct testing required to manufacture commercial products, open applications, and create support recommendations. Further, you will apply novel approaches and
new tools toward breakthrough preclinical neuroscience research to accelerate the development of next generation precision therapeutics for disorders of the central nervous system. You will have the unique opportunity to work and thrive in an interdisciplinary environment of top-notch neuroscientists, data analysts and engineers.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct all aspects of research studies including experimental planning and design, surgeries, data acquisition (e.g. in-vivo imaging) and post-mortem assessments
  • Perform data analysis and documentation of all experimental results
  • Manage animal colonies and necessary equipment/supplies to perform research studies
  • Interact with therapeutic discovery teams both within and external to Inscopix

Required Experience:

  • BS/MS in Neuroscience or in a related field with at least 2 years of lab-based experience
  • Excellent surgical skills, including stereotaxic injections and/or chronic implantations
  • Experience with post-mortem tissue processing and immunohistochemistry
  • Experience with rodent handling, breeding, genotyping and behavioral assays
  • Experience maintaining inventory and ordering lab supplies
  • A desire to work with highly collaborative interdisciplinary teams
  • Detailed-Oriented - ability to develop detailed plans and then execute on those plans
  • Priority-Minded - ability to identify and execute on only the most important issues
  • Sense of Urgency - ability to know when to act quickly to proactively solve problems

Desired Experience:

  • Experience working with both mice and rats
  • Experience working with miniscope calcium imaging
  • Experience with viral and transgenic technology
  • Experience with chronic, behaving in-vivo electrophysiology, imaging and/or optogenetics
  • Experience with spatial biology techniques (e.g. MERFISH, multiplexed immunohistological techniques, and/or spatial transcriptomics)
  • Experience in translational and/or drug discovery neuroscience research, including with animal models of disease and the assessment of therapeutic compounds or interventions
  • Matlab programming and data analysis expertise

Inscopix

Posted on: January 14, 2022

Closing: February 13, 2022

Salary($): Undisclosed

Position Type: Full Time

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