Lab Tech I - Systems Neurobiology Laboratory, Dr. Kay Tye

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jul 10, 2020
Part time / Adjunct   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences Health Sciences, OT, PT, Kinesiology Medicine & Dentistry

Job Description


Job #: H141

Posted Date: July 1, 2020

Closes On: July 15, 2020

Job Title: Lab Tech I - Systems Neurobiology Laboratory, Dr. Kay Tye

Status: Regular Part Time

Benefits Eligible: No

The Tye Lab employs a multi-disciplinary approach including optogenetic, in vivo and ex vivo electrophysiological, pharmacological and imaging techniques to find mechanistic explanations for how emotional and motivational states influence behavior, in health and disease.

Position Description:

This position will perform surgical, histological, and analytical tasks and experiments in support of academic research projects. The Laboratory Technician I will work with a postdoctoral fellow and the PI to assist in a project investigating the role of amygdala neural circuits in emotional processing. Responsibilities may include histology and microscopy, mouse surgeries, mouse training, and processing video and calcium imaging data using machine learning algorithms.



  • Undergraduate coursework in neuroscience or related courses.
  • Undergraduate coursework in computer science, specifically in machine learning.


  • Undergraduate coursework in statistics or data analysis



  • Prior laboratory experience.
  • Experience using Matlab and Python, particularly in machine learning algorithms.

Special Requirements:

  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute’s background investigation.
  • Willing to sign a confidentiality agreement

Physical Requirements:

This position requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing, and working inside.


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Application Deadline

July 15, 2020