Research Assistant of Neuroscience in Molecular, Synaptic, and Circuit Mechanisms California Institute of Technology Caltech, Department of Neuroscience United States

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 Job Summary

The Hong lab works on the molecular, synaptic, and circuit mechanisms governing odor-driven behaviors in insectsWe are currently seeking a highly motivated and independent individual to work on projects focused on the evolution of odorant receptors and olfactory preference. Methods include molecular genetics, genome engineering, neuroanatomy, functional imaging, and single-cell transcriptional analysis. The successful candidate should be highly motivated to pursue an independent scientific project, and value working in a dynamic, diverse, and team-based research environment.

Job Duties

– Designing and executing wet bench experiments independently
– Clear documentation of experimental methods and results
– Clear written and oral communication of results
– Basic care and maintenance of laboratory resources and equipment


Basic Qualifications

– B.A. or B.S. in biology, neuroscience, or related fields
– Ability to manage and troubleshoot projects independently
– Good written & oral communication skills in English, including the careful maintenance of experimental records


Preferred Qualifications

– Proven record of productivity, as evidenced by references and/or peer-reviewed publication
– Experience with molecular biology


Required Documents

– Resume


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