RA-II- Job description
Obsessive Compulsive Research Laboratory
1. Purpose of position: We seek an individual to carry out studies of
animal physiology, pharmacology, and behavior.
2. Education and experience:
A. Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience.
B. Individual must have at least 2 years experience working directly
with laboratory animals including at least one year experience with
animal surgical procedures.
3. Comments: Our laboratory is engaged in basic research on the
biology of compulsive behaviors. We are looking for an individual who
can work semi-independently to both carry out existing procedures,
and to set up new procedures, with supervision, based on
methodologies existing in the laboratory, or in the scientific literature.
This individual will perform catheterization and/or stereotaxic
procedures on small animals, carry out invivo pharmacologic,
physiologic or behavioral studies, collect fluid samples and/or monitor
behavior as required, sacrifice animals, dissect or prepare brain
tissues for biochemical or histologic studies, and enter relevant data
into the computer for analysis.
Individuals experienced with the catheterization and stereotaxic
surgical procedures required for these experiments, will be most
highly valued. Experience with animal behavioral experiments is
highly valued. Experience with animal pharmacologic/physiologic
procedures also valued. Biochemical/histologic laboratory experience
not required, but familiarity with the use of required laboratory
equipment will be beneficial. Individual must be able to work
amicably with others, and must be able to respect and accommodate the
needs of others in the laboratory. Technical competence, organized
record keeping, and scientific integrity are absolute requirements for
4. Email CV's to:
hewletwa at ctrvax.Vanderbilt.Edu
or mail to:
William A. Hewlett, Ph.D., M.D.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN 37215