Advertised Summary Job Description: Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (Zuckerman Institute) supports interdisciplinary neuroscience research and discovery by scientists across the university, and has emerged as one of the premier neuroscience institutes internationally. Located in a state-of-the-art facility, world class researchers are brought together to transform our understanding of the brain and mind.
The Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of a Research Staff Assistant. Reporting directly to the Principal Investigator, the candidate will support various projects focusing on the specificity in neural wiring. The ideal candidate must possess sound judgment with a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation beyond the immediate team to the broader organization.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
- Prepares microfluidic devices, generation of RNA sequencing libraries, and genotyping. - Works closely with lab members using techniques such as bulk and single cell RNA-sequencing, microfluidic device preparation, in vitro culturing, and in vivo mouse genetics. - Provides support in general molecular cloning techniques and antibody staining of cells and tissues. - Provides analysis of bioinformatic data. - Performs general maintenance of mouse colonies and behavioral studies using this model. - Preparation of AAV and lentivirus within the lab. - Other duties, special projects and responsibilities as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or related science is required.
At least 1 year of prior lab experience using molecular and cell biology techniques is required.
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills are essential including proficiency with MS office software.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications:
Preferred Qualifications: Experience in soft lithography, next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics is a plus.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_175057
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