McLean Hospital is a comprehensive psychiatric hospital committed to providing easy access to superior quality, cost-effective mental health services in the Boston area, Massachusetts and beyond. Since 1811, McLean Hospital has been a world leader in the treatment of mental illness and chemical dependency, research into the cause of mental illness and the training of generations of mental health care providers. McLean's multidisciplinary programs treat a broad range of psychiatric illnesses across the full continuum of care.
Working under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), this researcher should be able to independently perform behavioral studies in rodent (rat, mouse) models of psychiatric illness. The majority of the work will utilize models of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Independent decisions include day-to-day analysis of data sets to determine if rodents have fulfilled clearly-defined criteria for testing. This researcher would also be expected to display flexibility by developing a working knowledge of other behavioral models used in the lab and showing a willingness to assist other researchers on separate projects as determined by the PI.
All McLean team members are expected to consistently demonstrate our values of integrity, compassion, respect, diversity, teamwork, excellence and innovation in their work activities and interactions.
BS or BA in a biological/physical science required.
Graduate with relevant course or project work.
Tangible evidence of experience with behavioral studies in rats or mice using models of psychiatric illnesses, preferred.
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Good organizational skills, detail oriented.
Ability to methodically record data and to analyze data using basic statistics.
Ability to perform a variety of routine tests and prioritize work.
Knowledge of computer programs, databases, etc.
Ability to demonstrate professionalism.
All employees must possess basic computer skills to use a variety of electronic or online systems for communication, clinical and administrative purposes.