Research Technician


Indiana University School of Medicine


Indianapolis, Indiana

Principal Investigator

Brady Atwood


Applications may be submitted here:


The research analyst-technician will work with a variety of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative disease investigators exploring the impact of neurodegeneration on neurotransmission. This position will utilize a brand-new, state-of-the-art electrophysiology system to perform recordings from brain slices from many different rodent neurodegenerative disease models. The analyst-technician will consult with multiple different investigators in designing and performing experiments.

Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Perform electrophysiological or photometric recordings from rodent brain slices.
  • Assist in preparing completed research reports or analyses on each project phase. Direct or participate in the tabulation and computation of project results. Write results of experiments.
  • Meet with collaborators to discuss experimental design, data collection, and the evaluation of results, including preparing results for publication.

The successful candidate will have good communication skills and high adaptability; basic knowledge of Mac and PC computers; general knowledge of basic lab function. Proficiency with handling animals. Candidates must be able to multitask and work together with a number of different staff (including other research technicians, undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, and postdoctoral fellows) in a highly collaborative and fast-paced research environment. Experiments require collecting and analyzing data from a large number of animals; candidates must be able to maintain accurate records on a daily basis. Experience with data spreadsheets (for example Microsoft Excel) and statistical analyses is required. Candidate must be motivated and self-disciplined.


Master’s degree or Ph.D. in biological science with a focus on neuroscience. Special consideration will be given to those with experience performing electrophysiology, photometry, and electrochemistry recordings.

Training will be provided for these skills if the minimum experience requirement is met.