Research Technician in Translational Neuroscience

Vacancy Reference Number
MED02703
Closing Date
28 Nov 2021
Salary
£33,977 – £38,360
Address
Imperial College London

The Interventional Systems Neuroscience Group, led by Dr Nir Grossman invents tools to non-invasively control neural activity, discover mechanisms to boost activity-dependent cellular homeostasis and cognitive functions, and translate the tools and principles to disease-modifying interventions for dementia. Our multidisciplinary team includes physicists, mathematicians, engineers, neuroscientists, and clinicians and has close collaborations with dozens of labs worldwide.

We are seeking an experienced research technician interested in building on previous animal experience to support the research laboratory and coordinate in vivo mouse experiments, including surgery, cognitive tests and brain stimulation or electrophysiological recording.

 

Duties and responsibilities

Under the overall direction and supervision of Dr Nir Grossman, you will gain and extend experience in non-invasive (non-pharmacological) brain stimulation interventions. You will be responsible for coordinating in vivo mouse experiments, including surgery, cognitive tests and brain stimulation/ electrophysiological recording.

You will be part of a team working within the UK DRI Centre but will be expected to work with considerable autonomy following an initial training period.  In addition to research support, the duties will include laboratory administrative responsibilities.

 

Essential requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, Biosciences, Biomedical Engineering, or other relevant discipline
  • Existing/previous Home Office animal personal licence or equivalent
  • Experience in assisting with  managing mouse colonies
  • Practical experience in mouse surgery, ideally with head-stage/electrode placement and recovery procedures.
  • Practical experience in in vivo mouse experiments, ideally with cognitive tests and brain stimulation or electrophysiological recording.
  • Practical experience within a research environment and/or publication in relevant and refereed journals