Columbia University in the City of New York

Research Staff Assistant - Sawtell Lab

Columbia University’s Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute is seeking a highly-motivated individual to fill the position of a Research Staff Assistant. The position is in a neuroscience laboratory performing state-of-the-art research linking neural circuits to function, including studies of learning, perception, movement control, and social communication in electric fish and mice. 

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Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Under the direction of the PI: perform techniques to map, monitor, and manipulate neural circuits using cutting-edge electrophysiological, anatomical, and optogenetic methods.

  • Under the direction of the PI assist with performing techniques such as histology, confocal microscopy, stereotaxic surgery, behavioral training, and video analysis using machine learning tools.

  • Support purchases of lab equipment and supplies, maintenance of lab inventories, equipment, and animal colonies as well as routine lab duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a science-related Bachelor’s degree. A minimum of one (1) year of related experience.



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