This full-time Research Assistant will support a brand-new 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 supervisor, the research assistant will assist the faculty member 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 research assistant will have 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.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent; more than 2 years and less than 4 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be motivated, organized, hard working, 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.
Preferred Qualifications: Background in neuroscience research and functional imaging.
Applications will be accepted through Tuesday, November 26th. To be considered, please submit BOTH cover letter and resume. We have found it most efficient to save as one document prior to attaching.
No visa sponsorship or relocation assistance are provided for this position.
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