Job overview: We are seeking a Lab Manager for the Tsao Lab at Caltech. The candidate should have experience in one or more of the following: animal husbandry, animal surgery, animal behavior and or training, biomedical research, and laboratory management. An interest in working with non-human primates is an absolute must. Personal qualities essential for this job include: sense of responsibility, excellent organizational skills, love for working with animals, and desire to contribute to understanding the brain. Preference for candidates with a BS. We are open to both candidates seeking a long-term job as well as highly-motivated students who want to gain lab experience for a few years before applying to graduate/medical school. Salary negotiable depending on experience.
Our lab: The Tsao lab (http://tsaolab.caltech.edu/) studies the neural mechanisms underlying vision in non-human primates and mice. We study questions related to object recognition, spatial perception, memory, and consciousness. We multiple approaches including functional MRI (fMRI), electrophysiology, widefield and two-photon imaging, and mathematical modeling. A possibility exists for a highly motivated candidate to pursue an independent research project while performing lab manager duties.
Work with Non-Human Primates: The job will involve hands-on coordination of our animal colony (overseeing the health and welfare of the animals, interfacing with animal care and veterinary staff), assisting with surgeries and anesthesia, preparing and administering medications, and training animals on behavioral tasks.
Research and Management: The Lab Manager will assist with fMRI experiments and other ongoing projects in the lab. Responsibilities also include purchasing and maintenance of equipment and supplies and maintenance of laboratory records. The Lab Manager also coordinates projects with other offices and labs on campus to ensure compliance and safety.
For more information or to apply, please email Doris Tsao (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please include a CV and contacts of at least two references in your application.
Additional Salary Information: Negotiable depending on experience