College / University, Private Industry, Research Facility
4 Year Degree
Columbia's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (Zuckerman Institute) brings together an extraordinary group of world-class scientists into the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility, to transform our understanding of the brain and mind.
The Hillman Laboratory within the Zuckerman Institute at Columbia University is seeking to hire a highly motivated individual as a Staff Associate for the team. Reporting directly to the Principal Investigator, the Staff Associate works at the interface of cutting edge technology and high-impact research, driving innovative solutions. Having access to a variety of advanced facilities and technical resources, the Staff Associate will contribute to an intensely collaborative environment and enjoy the challenges of participating deeply in diverse scientific projects. Through an ongoing exchange of ideas and active collaborations with pioneering researchers, the Staff Associate will assist in all research activities related to in-vivo imaging.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: - Coordinates all research activities related to in-vivo imaging of mouse brain function. - Establishes and maintains mouse colonies and documentation, optimization of behavioral tests and data acquisition; maintains documentation and compliance material, conducts data analysis, prepares presentations and other written documents. - Participates in general lab management, ordering etc. related to the project. - Coordinates collaborations with clinical co-investigators and maintenance of IRB compliance.
Candidate must possess a strong background and experience providing research in the imaging of living tissues using specialized microscope while understanding how blood flow in the brain is regulated.
More information about the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute can be found at: www.zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
In order to be considered, all candidates must submit an application to the following link (http://bit.ly/2u1zwoI)
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.
Bachelor's Degree, including a minimum of four (4) years of related experience in the field.
Graduate training or experiential equivalent in a research environment. Life / physical sciences. Candidate must be able to work independently and have good sound judgment. Must have strong organizational skills.
Candidate must possess a combination of experience and expertise in this field of research and support the use of basic science techniques aimed at answering relevant research questions surrounding the study of the mind and brain and vice-versa.
Demonstrated active team player with ability to develop and maintain effective professional relationships; ability to contribute effectively as a member of a small team and achieve results with limited direction; Excellent organizational, facilitation, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including active listening skills, plus the ability to work closely and effectively with a diverse group of faculty and staff. Must be able to negotiate issues and resolve problems.
The successful candidate must be flexible in nature, have sound judgment with an open and collaborative style of leadership that encourages teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization. Must have a passion for excellent customer service and commitment to exceptional quality.
Interest in neuroscience and engineering, husbandry experience preferred.
About Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior at Columbia University in the City of New York
Located within the Jerome L. Greene Science Center in the rising Manhattanville campus of Columbia University, the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute is comprised of world-renowned scientists, bringing together psychologists, engineers, and brain scientists, with the goal of understanding the complexities of mind and brain.
The Institute supports interdisciplinary neuroscience ...research and discovery by scholars across the university and promises to be the most comprehensive institute for brain science. The Institute will also foster programming events with a focus on the community. Such programs will communicate what we currently know, and what we hope to someday know, about the brain. The intention of the Institute is to spark a scientific and creative pursuit in the next generation of scientists—and people of all ages.