The Comparative Cognition Lab is looking for ambitious undergrad research associates to join our team and assist with ongoing research. To learn more about The Comparative Cognition Lab, check out the summary, website, and latest news features links provided at the end of this announcement.
In our laboratory, undergraduate research associates will learn how to conduct multiple behavioral assessments in rats that examine animal models of memory using olfactory tasks. This is an entry-level lab position. Prior research experience is encouraged, but not required. As a new research assistant, you will be aiding current experimenters in studies related to animal models of episodic memory (e.g., experiment setup and breakdown, data entry, behavioral testing, animal handling and care). We will train you to do all the technical procedures needed for our current experiments and teach you how to handle the animals.
If you are interested in this research opportunity, comfortable working with rats, and can meet the minimum requirements listed below, then please complete the application form attached at the bottom of this post and send it to us (application instructions provided within). Applications received by May 5th, 2021 will be promptly reviewed for summer participation. Applications received after May 5th will be considered depending on lab availability. Interviews and available positions will be offered on a first come first serve competitive basis. We look forward to receiving your application.
- Work in the lab up to ~2 hours a day, typically M-F (10 hours a week). Punctuality is essential in our experiments
- Attend weekly lab meetings lead by the PI, grad students, technician, and or other senior lab members. Lab members of all ranks are expected to prepare appropriately.
- Complete application
To learn more about The Comparative Cognition Lab and our research, read the summary and follow the links below to view our website and latest news features
Alzheimer’s disease (AD) produces profound impairments in human episodic memory. Therefore, investigating animal models of episodic memory and AD holds enormous potential for understanding disorders of human memory. The Comparative Cognition Lab develops animal models of cognition that are designed to model the types of memory impaired in aging and AD, specifically episodic memory. Going forward in 2021, the lab will use cutting-edge behavioral assessment to continue this mission and innovate novel animal models of episodic memory.
COMPARATIVE COGNITION LAB:
- Lab Website | http://www.indiana.edu/~compcogn/
- People | http://www.indiana.edu/~compcogn/people.html
- Select Publications | http://www.indiana.edu/~compcogn/publications.html
NEWS & MEDIA COVERAGE:
- NPR | Rats That Reminisce May Lead To Better Tests For Alzheimer’s Drugs
- Newsweek | Animal Memory Discovery Could Lead to New Alzheimer’s Treatments
- Indy Star | Here’s how memory in animals may improve treatments for Alzheimer’s
- Science Daily | Neuroscientists find first evidence animals can mentally replay past …
Danielle Panoz-Brown, PhD
Visiting Research Associate
Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences
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