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The Golden Lab in the UW Department of Biological Structure has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Scientist 2.
The Golden Lab focuses on understanding the neural mechanisms and circuits guiding motivated social behavior using rodent models, with a special interest in aggression reward, addiction and depression. We use chemogenetics, optogenetics, calcium imaging, whole-mount light-sheet fluorescent microscopy and machine-learning approaches.
This Research Scientist 2 position will support on-going light sheet fluorescent microscopy projects, by contributing to the overall goals of the research team by performing the following types of tasks:
RESPONSIBILITIES •Light sheet fluorescent microscopy (LSFM) imaging of whole-brain samples using established methods. •Collection of perfused tissue for tissue clearing pipelines. •Whole-mount tissue clearing and staining using established organic and aqueous methods. •Analysis of whole-brain imaging datasets using established pipelines, with a command of Python and a familiarity with R and Matlab. •Maintenance of light sheet fluorescent microscopy and tissue clearing equipment. •Procurement and organization of light sheet microscopy and tissue clearing reagents. •Assistance with general molecular genetics methods in support of microscopy projects. •Assistance with documentation for protocols and datasets.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor's degree in neuroscience or related field and two years of relevant laboratory research experience. •Know and effectively use the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of light sheet fluorescent microscopy or related microscopy approaches with an expectation to continue development of technical expertise and knowledge through experience and application. •Familiarity with R, Matlab or Python is required. •Must be knowledgeable about mice handling, and previous mouse experience is strongly preferred.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •An interest and willingness to learn common molecular genetics methods. •An interest and willingness to learn common rodent behavioral procedures.
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