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29 Mar 2016

Full-Time Research Assistant (12900)

American University – Posted by SACJobs Washington, District of Columbia, United States

Job Description

The Research Assistant will assist with animal behavior
research within the laboratory of Dr. David Kearns. The
position will entail carrying out operant behavioral
training, testing and monitoring animal subjects, and
statistically analyzing results. Successful candidates
will be familiar with operant behavioral procedures and
have demonstrated experience with small animal care and
testing. This position is a temporary and dependent upon
external funding sources.

Educational Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Biology, Neuroscience,
or closely related field or the equivalent in experience
and education.

Minimum Requirements:
One year of laboratory experience or demonstrated
experience with basic operant behavioral procedures
Successful candidates should have an in-depth
understanding of small animal care and surgery
Strong writing skills
Demonstrated ability to understand and communicate basic
mathematical and statistical information

Preferred Requirements:
Experience in training rats on operant behavioral
procedures is highly preferred.

Additional Information:
This position is temporary and dependent upon external
funding sources. The expected start date for this
position is June 1, 2016

American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative
action institution that operates in compliance with
applicable laws and regulations. The university does not
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national
origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual
orientation, disability, marital status, personal
appearance, gender identity and expression, family
responsibilities, political affiliation, source of
income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic
information or any other bases under federal or local
laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and


Education: Bachelor’s Degree Required
Work Experience: 1-3 Years

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Research Assistant. Salaries: TBD - Based on Experience.


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