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 El-Shamayleh Lab within the Zuckerman Institute is seeking a Staff Associate I to study the neural basis of vision. The Staff Associate I will assist in conducting behavioral and neurophysiological studies in large research mammals in a scientific wet-lab environment.
The Staff Associate I will be responsible for the following:
* Will assist in conducting wet-lab mammal training and the collection of behavioral and neural data.
* Will assist in conducting behavioral and neurophysiological studies in research mammals.
* Will assist the Principal Investigator in basic surgical procedures, in the daily care of large research mammals, experimental setup and will maintain lab supplies and reagents.
Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience or Biological Sciences, required. At least one year of previous experience working in a wet lab; experience working with large mammals is highly desirable, as is knowledge of visual neuroscience and experience in performing basic surgical techniques. Qualified candidates must be capable of working independently on husbandry and training duties once instructed.