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Senior Research Support Associate, Flavell Lab
  • Job Number: 23524
  • Functional Area: Research - Scientific
  • Department: Picower Institute for Learning & Memory
  • School Area: Science
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Non-Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: No
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Job Description

SENIOR RESEARCH SUPPORT ASSOCIATE, FLAVELL LAB, Picower Institute for Learning and Memory, to participate in computational analysis and modeling of population neural activity in freely-behaving animals that is aimed at understanding how neural circuits generate complex behaviors (navigation, state-dependent behaviors, and more). Data processing will involve deep learning approaches to process calcium imaging data which reflects brain-wide neural activity in freely-moving animals. Computational modeling will be used to relate neural activity to animal behavior in order to make fundamental insights into brain function. Research will use the model system C. elegans.  The position also offers the optional opportunity to participate in wet-lab data collection and to perform creative and innovative research rather than procedural lab tasks. 

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Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  high school diploma or its equivalent; exposure to a research lab and basic knowledge of general laboratory practices and procedures; proficiency in one or more of the following--MATLAB, R, Julia, or Python; excellent debugging skills; experience with GitHub as a tool for code version control, organizing, and publishing software packages; familiarity with essential data structures and algorithms; some experience with parallel/distributed computing; strong quantitative and analytical skills; basic familiarity with biology and/or neuroscience, either through coursework or experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; and ability to analyze data and present it in a format suitable for publication.  Seek a self-motivated, highly organized individual who is able to function effectively in a team-oriented environment and balance the demands of an immersive research project with basic lab managerial tasks.  PREFERRED:  bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, neuroscience, biology, mathematics, or related field.  Job #23524-4