August 11, 2022

Req #: 209744

The Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Technician in the Orsborn Lab. The Research Technician (payroll title: Research Scientist/Engineer – Assistant) is involved in neurophysiology methods such as electrophysiology, optogenetic stimulation, behavioral training methods, design of behavioral tasks, Python programming for analyzing neural and behavioral data, and sterile surgery techniques. The Research Technician will assist in all aspects of conducting neurophysiology experiments in non-human primates, which includes behavioral training, data collection, equipment setup, and data analysis.


The Research Technician will be responsible for critical tasks to support laboratory experiments. This includes:
• Training research animals (non-human primates) to perform behavioral tasks.
• Assisting with neural implant fabrication, implantation surgeries, and implant maintenance.
• Assisting with collection of neural and behavioral data.
• Assisting with analysis of neural and behavioral data. This may include running established data analysis code on new data, or contributing to develop new data analysis methods.
• Ordering laboratory supplies.
• Maintaining laboratory resources and documentation like protocols, equipment documentation, and calendars.

• Bachelor’s Degree in Bioengineering, Electrical Engineering, Neuroscience.
• Up to one year’s work experience in a related field.

Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.

• Prior experience with: behavioral training, neurophysiology experiments, neurophysiology data analysis, and/or computer programing (MATLAB, Python).
• Past successful experience working in a team environment.
• Comfort working with research animals (non-human primates).