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:
Assist with in-vivo experiments, animal husbandry, surgical preparation and data acquisition.
Assist with image and data analysis of large datasets in collaboration with other scientists.
Assist, where needed, with general lab management tasks including, maintaining and ordering supplies, maintaining compliance and equipment maintenance.
Work collaboratively with graduate students, other research assistants as well as post-docs and MDs keeping careful records of the work performed during experiments, communicate well, and present to the group.
Additional responsibilities as assigned by Principal Investigator
Bachelor's degree in the sciences or engineering including computer science, physics, neuroscience, biology, psychology, and biomedical engineering is required with a minimum of 6 months of related experience.
Lab experience preferred but a post-baccalaureate candidate building skills prior to medical or graduate school might find this position productive and rewarding. 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.
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Internal Number: 513787
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