Research Staff Assistant

Columbia University

United States

July 9, 2021

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Research Staff Assistant

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  • Requisition no: 515079
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Manhattanville
  • School/Department: Zuckerman Institute
  • Grade: Grade R3
  • Categories: Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union

  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
  • Position Summary

    The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University brings together researchers from different 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

    Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Assist with in-vivo experiments, animal husbandry, surgical preparation, and data acquisition.

  • 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 in keeping careful records of the work performed during experiments, communicate well, and present to the group.

  • Minimum Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Lab experience is preferred but a post-baccalaureate candidate building skills prior to medical or graduate school might find this position productive and rewarding. Proficiency with programming and electronics is a plus. Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are essential.
  • Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

    Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

    Applications open: Jun 08 2021 Eastern Daylight Time Applications close:

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