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External Positions for Seniors and Graduates

Updated 01/03/2022

Center for Visual Science Lab Tech III

The ARIA group in the Center for Visual Science at the University of Rochester is looking for a Lab Tech III to work in the Merigan laboratory, dividing their time between psychophysical training and testing of non-human primates and data analysis, etc.

Psychophysics tasks include: Technician will work on a scientific project involving quantitative analysis of behavioral data. It will be necessary to train with the Tech Associate currently involved in this project. Will need to use personal protective gear and the physical ability to move a non-human primate (less than 25 lbs) into a Plexiglas testing chair and transport them to the laboratory where the experiments take place, using a calm and relaxed demeanor. Perform behavioral training of animals in psychophysical tasks seeking assistance from Technician when necessary. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, general care and maintenance of laboratory animals, data collection, record keeping, taking stock of inventory and arrange orders as necessary, maintain equipment and lab cleanliness, high attention to detail and organization. Will work with a computer programmer to report program issues that need resolving and will assist in troubleshooting program issues. Communicate regularly with lab members and provide status updates.

Data analysis tasks include: Assisting PI and post-docs as necessary on data analysis or processing. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to, accessing data stores and locating relevant data, organizing data as requested, attend meetings regarding various projects. Must be familiar with common computer skills such as using Microsoft Office: Excel, Word, Powerpoint, etc. Must feel comfortable reaching out to others to request assistance when necessary and have the ability to problem solve.

Qualifications: BS in Brain and Cognitive Science, Neuroscience, Psychology or similar field, with Matlab preferred. Willing to be trained to work with non-human primates.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae including names of three references to:
Michele Schultz
Center for Visual Science
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627-0270

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