Salary Range: commensurate with university standard
Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (Zuckerman Institute) supports interdisciplinary neuroscience research and discovery by scientists and scholars across the university and promises to be the most comprehensive institute for brain science. Located in a state-of-the-art facility, world class researchers are brought together to transform our understanding of the brain and mind.
The Bendesky Lab researches how genes shape behavior and currently has an exciting opportunity for recent graduates, with biology or chemistry background, seeking experience working in a research laboratory. The Research Staff Assistant will have the unique experience of working in a collaborative environment supporting the mission of the laboratory while gaining exposure to benchwork, data collection, and analysis, as well as lab management.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Routine laboratory management activities; including ordering supplies, sustaining inventories and maintenance of instruments
Administrative duties and other assignments deemed necessary by the Principal Investigator (PI).
Benchwork duties, such as making solutions and maintaining stocks
Preparing solutions for experiments using molecular biology techniques Preparing and maintaining genetic and neurological analysis of behavior in vertebrates based on the lab's standard protocol
Additional duties as assigned or necessary
Bachelor's Degree in a scientific field or equivalent, min of 6 months experience in a related environment.
Knowledge of molecular biology techniques such as PCR and cloning.
The ideal candidate must show an ability to work independently with accuracy and attention to detail.
They must be flexible in nature and exhibit a willingness to learn new techniques and function in a fast-paced and changing work environment.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 513036
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