Summary Description: The Neuroendocrine Unit of the Division of Endocrinology, Columbia University Medical Center is seeking a Staff Associate/Senior Staff Associate for laboratory projects that focus on understanding how the brain regulates energy food intake and body weight and on neuroendocrine responses to changes in energy balance. Responsibilities will include neuropeptide and hormone analyses and characterization of neuropeptide processing in humans and rodents, including human cerebrospinal fluid and rodent brain samples; analysis of neuropeptide mRNA levels; neuropeptide characterization by gel filtration and HPLC; measuring plasma hormone levels.
Minimum Qualifications: A candidate must have four years of related experience to be considered a candidate for Staff Associate and eight years to be considered a candidate for Senior Staff Associate. The individual should be experienced with basic biochemical and molecular biology techniques and in working with rodents. Must be highly motivated, dependable, detail-oriented and have strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
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