Columbia University in the City of New York

Research Staff Assistant, Gadagkar Lab

The Gadagkar Lab, which uses advanced electrophysiology and imaging to study the songbird brain, is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Research Staff Assistant.

Summary

The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University brings together researchers from difference scientific disciplines to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly interactive research environment, laboratories work together to gain critical insights into human health by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures and recovers. The Zuckerman Institute is housed in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, an architectural masterpiece on Columbia University’s new Manhattanville campus.

The Gadagkar Lab, which uses advanced electrophysiology and imaging to study the songbird brain in the Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University, is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as a Research Staff Assistant.

 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Working in close collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI) and lab members, the Research Staff Assistant provides support for research by purchasing lab supplies, monitors grant expenditures and assists with cataloging information for grant submissions, maintaining lab spaces and instruments, and serving as liaison within the university and outside vendors.

Assists with specific lab projects or experiments as assigned/requested assists with data storage, computer infrastructure, and electrophysiology/imaging/behavior experiments.

Performs animal husbandry, keeps long-term records and serves as the liaison between the lab and veterinary staff.

Additional duties as assigned by PI.

 

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in the sciences or engineering including computer science, physics, neuroscience, biology, psychology, and biomedical engineering is required with a minimum of 2 years of related experience.

 

Preferred Qualifications

Proficiency with computer programming and electronics is a plus (applications from candidates with only computational/engineering backgrounds but with an interest in the biological sciences are also encouraged to apply). Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are essential. A strong ability to interact effectively and with a positive approach with other members of the team in a collaborative environment as well as to work independently. Maintaining appropriate and timely responsiveness in all interactions, ability to meet deadlines and manage time is preferred.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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