Research Technician III - Neuroscience

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7199772 (Ref:17895-en_US)

Posted: December 8, 2023

Job Description

Summary

Dr. Jiang’s laboratory focuses on three related questions regarding brain circuits:

  • How many cell types are there in each brain region and how they connect each other to form a normal, functional circuit
  • What are unique cell types and organization principles that may have been evolved to endow the primate brain with superb computational capabilities for the complex cognitive processes characteristic of primates
  • How stereotypical wiring principles among cell types are impacted by distinct neuropsychiatric conditions.

To this end, we developed and employ a multi-disciplinary approach that includes multi-cell patch recording (up to 12 simultaneous recordings), morphological recovery, single-cell RNA sequencing, optogenetic techniques, and machine learning. Using this integrated approach, we perform large-scale, multidisciplinary profiling of individual neurons in a brain circuit, including their electrophysiological properties, morphology, transcriptome, and connections, to decipher the comprehensive circuit blueprint in different brain regions across species. We also use sophisticated mouse genetic models, in vivo whole-cell recordings, two-photon calcium imaging, and behavioral assays to dissect the functional roles of each cell type in the information processing.

 

To know more about the lab, please click on the link below.
https://www.bcm.edu/research/labs/xiaolong-jiang

Job Duties

  • Maintains mouse colonies, genotyping, PCR.
  • Prepares for single-cell RNA-sequencing.
  • Performs basic immunostaining and other histological staining.
  • Performs neuronal reconstruction with Neurolucida.
  • Collects, compiles, and analyzes data.
  • Documents results of experiments.
  • Assists PI and postdocs in related projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
  • One year of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in basic science or a related field.
  • Prefer to have directly related experience for more than one year.
     

 

 

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

 

 

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