This full-time Lab Technician supports a neuroscience lab in the Department of Neurobiology and Behavior at Cornell University (Ithaca, NY). The Yapici lab uses Drosophila as a model system to investigate neural circuits that regulate state dependent decisions, motivation and food intake. We use techniques ranging from high resolution quantitative measurements of behavior and functional imaging, to neural tracing and genetics.
Under the guidance and direction of the Principal Investigator, the Lab Technician assists in:
Building analog and digital integrated electrical circuits and PCB boards
Building user-friendly interfaces for behavioral data acquisition and analysis
Digital signal processing and basic or routine computer programming (Matlab, Labview, Python)
Data handling and analyzing large datasets
Proficiency with 2D and 3D modeling, 3D printing and laser cutting The Lab Technician has opportunities to participate in the intellectual environment of the lab and the department, and present at national meetings.
This is a full-time, 39 hrs./wk., benefits eligible one-year term appointment with the possibility of extension.
Associate's degree or other formal training program of two years or equivalent; more than 1 year, but less than two years or equivalent combination of education and experience. Experience with or ability to quickly learn MatLab, Labview, Python. Must be motivated, organized, hardworking, and an enthusiastic contributor. Must be personable and able to develop strong working relationships with a variety of people. The successful candidate will also be flexible, able to multi-task, possess excellent organizational and communication skills and take pride in providing exceptional service while working in a team-oriented environment.
Background in physics, electrical engineering, and/or computer science, coupled with an interest in neuroscience.
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No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
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