Research Assistant 2

McGill University

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Position Summary:

The Sensory and Social Brain Mechanisms Lab is looking for a research assistant.

The position will entail the following.

The main project will consist in performing animal training, collecting behavioral and MRI data. The RA will perform the daily health check and monitoring of the animals, keep track record of performance for each animal. The RA will be involved in animal handling, surgical procedures, anesthetized sessions, and animal perfusion for collecting the brain.

In addition, the RA will

Teach trainees in the lab on animal-related procedures (handling, behavior) Design and help carry out new behavioral data acquisition under my supervision to test these methods (e.g., vocalization discrimination). Assist in the design of new experiments, animal protocol writing. Assist with the EHS compliance of the lab. Assist Animal Health Technicians when extra help is needed. Manage lab storage and supplies.

Note that the Research Assistant will be required to work independently and to apply the knowledge acquired during the Master’s degree and past research experiences to apply and develop new methods aligned to the research aims of the lab.

Hourly Salary:


Hours per Week:

35 (Full time)


Montreal Neuro.


Assistant Professor (Research)

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This position is covered by the Association of McGill University Research Employees (AMURE) collective agreement.

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