Columbia University in the City of New York

Associate Research Scientist- Salzman Lab

The Salzman lab within the Zuckerman Institute seeks an Associate Research Scientist (ARS) to facilitate research on the neural circuit mechanisms underlying cue-induced feeding behavior.

Position Summary
Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (the Zuckerman Institute) brings together world-class researchers from varied scientific disciplines to explore aspects of mind and brain, through the exchange of ideas and active collaboration. The Zuckerman Institute’s home, the Jerome L. Greene Science Center is a state-of-the-art facility on Columbia’s Manhattanville campus. Situated in the heart of Manhattan in New York City, the Zuckerman Institute houses over 50 laboratories employing a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly collaborative environment, experimental, computational, and theoretical labs work together to gain critical insights into how the brain develops, performs, endures, and recovers.

The Salzman lab within the Zuckerman Institute seeks an Associate Research Scientist (ARS) to facilitate research in the neural circuit mechanisms underlying cue-induced feeding behavior. The Associate Research Scientist will interact with the Principal Investigator and scientific lab staff to work in a collaborative, fast-paced environment.

 

The Associate Research Scientist will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:
* Design and implementation of behavioral tasks related to cue-induced feeding in rodents.
* Performing optogenetic stimulations, miniscope calcium imaging, and fiber photometry.
* Routine systems neuroscience wet-lab techniques including stereotactic viral injections, mouse perfusions, brain sectioning, and immunohistochemistry.
* Overseeing and coordinating team projects.* Direct supervisory oversight in managing two (2) Research Staff Assistants.
* Provide mentorship and guidance to graduate and undergraduate students.  

 

The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate: 
* A strong background in systems neuroscience, including both rodent behavior and neural data analysis. 
* Superior motivation, drive, and a demonstrated aptitude for research. 
* Managerial and mentorship experience. 
* Proficiency in using software packages such as MATLAB, ImageJ, Python, and Adobe.
* Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator for data analysis and visualization.


Minimum Qualifications
M.D., Ph.D., or doctorate in Neuroscience, Biological Sciences, or a related STEM field.  
 

Preferred Qualifications
Strong candidates will be interested and focused on interdisciplinary work. 

Interested candidates should submit application for consideration via https://apply.interfolio.com/105505.

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