Staff Scientist, In Vivo CNS EEGApply Now Job ID 1602746 Date posted02/20/2017 LocationSan Diego, California, United States;
- Uses EEG-based approaches to design and execute preclinical in vivo rodent studies independently as well in a team environment. This is a laboratory based position, thus it is expected a large amount of involvement and hands-on implication in the experimental design and execution
- Communicates with external partners to design and execute neurobehavioral experiments to inform on the progression of internal programs
- Supports external partnerships and will give his/her input into experiments supporting cognition effects of certain compounds, targets.
- Works independently to establish and validate protocols not yet set up in-house on as needed basis as well as troubleshoot issues by reviewing literature.
- Follows protocols, records detailed observations and data in electronic notebook system, creates summary reports for the projects and communicate results to the teams.
- Manages priorities, sets appropriate weekly workload for the in vivo studies, and trains junior personnel to perform studies.
- Participates in training programs, reviews and studies literature and design experiments, and provides updates at project meetings as appropriate.
EDUCATION, BEHAVIOURAL COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
- PH.D in a relevant field of Biology or related field with 0-3 years of experience OR,
- MS in in a relevant field of Biology or related field with at least 10 years laboratory research experience OR,
- BS in in a relevant field of Biology or related field with at least 12 years laboratory research experience
- At least 5 years of experience in drug discovery, particularly neuropharmacology studies in animal models of schizophrenia, autism or cognition
- Highly competent in EEG-based approaches. Furthermore animal handling, dosing compounds to animals, tissue collection, animal surgery and familiarity with neuropharmacology and CNS biology is also required
- Competencies in MEA, patch-clamp and other electrophysiological techniques would be a plus.
- Highly skilled on the use of software used to evaluate EEG signals as well as other electrophysiological outputs
- Skilled in statistical analysis, graphing programs like Graphpad Prism, PowerPoint presentations and Excel
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills and possess the ability to work independently as well as part of a team
- Ability to design and interpret experiments collaboratively and independently
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities to achieve desired goals
- Excellent attention to detail
- Carrying, handling and reaching for objects up to 25 lbs
- Able to work in a lab environment
- Exposure to hazardous, radioactive and toxic chemicals
- Potential exposure to rodent allergens
- Willingness to travel to various meetings, including overnight trips. Some international travel may be required.
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