Staff Research Technician

Responsibilities
The Staff Research Technician will serve as lab technician in surgical, molecular, and imaging neuroscience. This area of research concerns cortical development, cortical plasticity, and cognitive disease. Major duties include examining the role of dendritic and dendritic spine activity in the development binocular circuitry in visual cortex in vivo. Techniques include: AAV injections; surgically implanting a chronic cranial window over cortex; repeated 2-photon in vivo imaging and analysis; PCR and genotyping and knowledge of Matlab and Python. Qualifications

Minimum 2 years laboratory experience required.

Demonstrated expertise with visual cortex physiology.

Demonstrated expertise with chronic 2-photon in vivo imaging.

Technical expertise and working knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology.

Experience with 2-photon calcium imaging in cortex.

Proficiency using Matlab and Python.

Demonstrated expertise with mouse behavior models.

UCLA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status.

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