Columbia University in the City of New York

Research Staff Assistant - Sawtell Lab (539095)

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, sensory processing, and motor behavior in electric fish and mice.

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Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Animal colony management.

  • Assist PI and senior researchers with ongoing research projects by performing histology, microscopy, behavioral studies, and stereotaxic surgeries in mice.

  • Perform General Lab duties such as making reagents and solutions.

  • Supporting purchases of lab equipment and supplies, sustaining lab inventories, and ensuring timely maintenance of lab equipment.


Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a science-related Bachelor’s degree. Two (2) years of previous experience in a related field.



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