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Part-Time Research Technician in Electrophysiology

The JD Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the City College of New York (jd-lab.org) is seeking applicants for a Part-Time Research Technician specializing in rodent electrophysiology. The mission of the lab is to develop cutting-edge techniques for non-invasively stimulating the brain.

We are embarking on a project that uses low-intensity ultrasonic waves to modulate oscillations in the rodent brain. The project is funded by the National Institutes of Health under the BRAIN Initiative, and is a collaboration between the City College of New York (PI and direct supervisor: Jacek Dmochowski) and Columbia University (co-PI: Elisa Konofagou). To support the project, we are seeking an experienced, Part-Time (~40% but flexible) Technician, who will work closely with the Principal Investigator (Jacek Dmochowski) to provide electrophysiology support in a state-of-the-art research environment. In addition to lending his/her expertise in electrophysiology, the successful candidate will acquire expertise in the administration of ultrasonic stimulation, an emerging technique in neuromodulation.

Essential Functions include:
• Mouse anaesthesia
• Implanting recording electrodes subcutaneously and intracranially
• Recording extracellular electric potentials in the resting state

Basic Requirements:
• A Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Neurobiology, Biomedical Engineering, or a related discipline.
• Experience and skill in Rodent Electrophysiology.
• Strong interpersonal skills.

Priority will be given to applicants that have >3 years of laboratory experience in an academic or industrial setting.

The position is for two-years and beyond, contingent on the availability of funding.

Interested candidates should contact the PI directly via email at jdmochowski AT ccny DOT cuny DOT edu.

Post-Doctoral Researcher

The lab has an opening for a Post-Doctoral Researcher.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. in engineering, physics, computational neuroscience, or a closely-related field.   Experience with computer programming in Matlab or Python is strongly preferred.  The successful candidate will be given the opportunity to lead one or more projects that involve both experimental (human subjects research) and computational (machine learning, biophysical modeling) components.   The candidate will be involved in all facets of the research including experimental design, data collection, analysis, and preparation of manuscripts.

The position is for two years and has a flexible start date.  Salary is competitive and based on years of experience.  Interested candidates should submit a C.V., a short statement of research experience and interests, as well as contact information for at least two references to jdmochowski@ccny.cuny.edu.