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Research Technician I

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Job Location
1 Bungtown Road
Cold Spring Harbor, NY 11724
United States
Commensurate with experience
Job Description

Research Technician I – Systems Neuroscience

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is seeking an intellectually curious and highly motivated candidate for a research technician opening at Adam Kepecs’ group starting April 2019 or later. The Kepecs Lab uses cutting edge tools from systems neuroscience including electrophysiology and optogenetics to investigate neural circuits and computations underlying decision making. The technician will work closely with two post-docs in conducting experiments as well as perform general research and laboratory tasks.


EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in biological or quantitative sciences (e.g. Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biomedical Engineering, Physics).

EXPERIENCE: The ideal candidate will have made a contribution to a research project in their field at the undergrad level. Prior experience with techniques used in the lab is valued but not required.

SKILLS: Strong analytical and organizational abilities as well as interpersonal and teamwork skills. Programming and quantitative skills are highly valued.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The ideal candidate will independently conduct experiments using a range of tools, including rodent operant training, electrophysiology, optogenetics, stereotactic surgery and histology, as well as analyze and present data. Responsibilities include general laboratory organization and maintenance.

Please apply for the position via the CSHL careers website at:

Position Number: 02349-R

We offer a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory is a world-renowned research and educational institution with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology, genomics and bioinformatics. The Laboratory is recognized internationally for its excellence in research and educational activities.

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CSHL is an EO/AA Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability or protected veteran status.

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How to Apply

Please apply for the position via the CSHL careers website at:

Position Number: 02349-R

About Our Organization

Founded in 1890, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory has shaped contemporary biomedical research and education with programs in cancer, neuroscience, plant biology and quantitative biology. Home to eight Nobel Prize winners, the private, not-for-profit Laboratory employs 1,100 people including 600 scientists, students and technicians. The Meetings & Courses Program hosts more than 12,000 scientists from around the world each year on its campuses in Long Island and in Suzhou, China. The Laboratory’s education arm also includes an academic publishing house, a graduate school and programs for middle and high school students and teachers.

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