Research Technician & Lab Manager in Primate Cognitive Neuroscience at U of Chicago

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David Freedman

Jun 1, 2022, 1:56:51 PMJun 1
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Primate Neuroscience Lab Manager and Research Assistant

University of Chicago
Department of Neurobiology
Chicago, IL

General Summary:

The laboratory of David Freedman in the Department of Neurobiology at The University of Chicago investigates the neuronal mechanisms of visual learning, memory and decision making and is looking for a full-time lab manager and research technician to provide support for its research with non-human primates. The successful candidate will enjoy working in a leadership role in dynamic team and contributing to cutting-edge scientific research.

The laboratory is located on the main campus of The University of Chicago, in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, Illinois.

Essential Functions:

Assisting in maintaining and documenting animal health and welfare (20%); assisting in training nonhuman primates (M. Mulatta) to perform computer-based behavioral tasks (25%); maintaining and documenting the supply of laboratory consumables and equipment (15%); maintaining equipment and experimental rooms (15%); training, collaborating, and assisting new laboratory personnel (10%); assisting in surgery and other minor procedures (10%); and handling various administrative tasks (5%).

Qualifications:  Education and/or experience in animal research is required. Requires working knowledge of Microsoft Office; must be able to produce written reports of completed work and procedures; previous experience in a behavioral or neurophysiology laboratory and/or experience with non-human primates preferred.

Mental Demands:  Ability to conduct and coordinate multiple projects, general ability to troubleshoot and solve problems independently with limited direction, ability to work accurately with attention to detail.

Physical Demands: Responsibilities may require walking, standing, bending, and moderate weight lifting and carrying.

Interested candidates are encouraged to send a resume/CV and brief statement of career goals to Dr. Freedman at

Contact Information:
David J. Freedman, Ph.D.


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The University of Chicago is an EEOC/Affirmative Action employer.  

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