Columbia University in the City of New York

Staff Associate I - El-Shamayleh Lab

Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (the Zuckerman Institute) brings together researchers to explore aspects of the mind and brain, through the exchange of ideas and active collaboration. The Zuckerman Institute is located in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia's Manhattanville campus. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, the Zuckerman Institute will house approximately 52 laboratories employing a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly collaborative environment, labs work together to gain critical insights into human health by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures, and recovers from trauma or disease.

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. 



- 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, and experimental setup and will maintain lab supplies and reagents.


Minimum Qualifications:

- A Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience or Biological Sciences is required.

- At least one year of previous experience working in a wet-lab, and 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.