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Research Fellow

  • Location: Bethesda, MoCo, Maryland
  • Job Type:Contract

Posted 8 days ago

  • Sector: Government
  • Start Date: 2022-06-20
  • Job Ref: 22-12780
Overall Position Summary and Objectives To study the neuronal mechanism of emotional behavior. Record neuronal activity in the brainstem, especially the lateral habenula (LHb), while the subject (monkey) performs behavioral tasks that involve emotion-related processing. Publish papers on these and other data concerning the lateral habenula, and other brainstem areas. In studying these areas, apply innovative new optogenetic methods. In addition to these research duties, will attend scientific seminars and present their data. Combined with participation in scientific meetings in the LSR and elsewhere, will provide opportunities for discussion and networking with other researchers to open up new avenues of research consistent with the scientific mission of the NEI.
Minimum Education

Certifications & Licenses
  • Science Education
Skills (Ranked By Priority)
  1. study of neuronal mechanism of emotional behavior in animal
  2. Animal Handling: Non-human primates
  3. History of of publishing scientific papers
  4. History of attending scientific meetings and conferences
1, 2, 3, 4, 5 represents priority rankings, where 1 is highest priority and 5 is lowest priority of those ranked
  • Powerpoint
  • Outlook
Field of Study
  • Community and Public Health

  • Attend at least 2 conferences a year to either present data or gain insight on ongoing research - Bi-Annually
  • Meet with lab members to present updates - Bi-Weekly
  • Present research and data at lab meetings - Monthly
  • Publish papers and manuscripts based on research - Ad-Hoc
  • Order laboratory supplies when needed - Monthly
  • Perform behavioral tasks that involve emotion-related processing - Ad-Hoc
functional responsibility
Performs laboratory experiments in support of research programs and projects.
  • Interpret experimental techniques and procedures; prepare reports on data results.
  • Conduct research including planning, and conducting experiments and data analysis in the Laboratory
  • Prepare a draft written description of the analysis procedures, the findings, the limitations and the proposal for follow-up experiments.
  • Perform experiments with all necessary controls; perform repeat experiments to determine reproducibility; design new experiments as necessary for progress.
  • Perform fundamental procedures required for research projects.
  • Perform routine experiments and tests; follow established procedures and protocols.

Maintains clear and accurate records of laboratory work in defined notebooks and converts those records to electronic records as appropriate.