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Research Associate at Nemours in Wilmington, Delaware

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

The DECODE LAB group at Nemours seeks a motivated Research Associate to conduct research for both internally and externally funded projects of interest in a multi-PI laboratory setting. This position will work under Department of Neurology. The position will have primary reporting to Dr Hernan. A PhD in Neuroscience or Cognitive Science is preferred with experience working with small animals.

Primary functions include:

  • Performs a range of experiments and data analyses under the direction of multiple PI.
  • May be required to perform experiments during certain weekends or after hours (depending on the need of experiment).
  • In vivo and in vitro electrophysiology (preferred)
  • Animal handling (surgical skills preferred)
  • Microscopy skills (Calcium imaging data a plus)
  • Acquisition and processing of voltage signal and/or calcium imaging data from cells.
  • Maintains organized and detailed handwritten and computerized records of work performed.
  • Must have excellent interpersonal skills conducive to working in a team.
  • Statistical knowledge
  • Programming skills (a plus)

Additional miscellaneous duties and responsibilities include:

  • A team player
  • Good laboratory etiquette
  • Ability to present data during lab meetings and conferences.
  • Adhere to research compliance rules and regulations.


  • Post Graduate Degree in the field of Neuroscience or Cognitive Science with some experience working with small animals (Desired)
  • At least one year of relevant experience.

The applicant should include a CV, a brief 1-page statement summarizing current interests and experience, and three professional references.

This position is contingent upon funding.

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