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 Maniatis lab is seeking a highly motivated individual to fill the position of Research Staff Assistant reporting to Associate Research Scientist, Abbas Rizvi. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of a dynamic group that is investigating neural connectivity and molecular identity.
As directed by the PI perform biology techniques such as: situ sequencing, PCR, nucleic acid purification, qPCR, and western blotting.
Collects and records data.
Routine lab management activities, including ordering supplies, sustaining inventories, and maintenance of instruments.
Bachelor???s degree in biology, engineering, computer science, or a related field, and 6 months of related work experience.
Knowledge in biochemical and molecular biology techniques (PCR, nucleic acid purification, qPCR, ELISA, Western blotting.
The ideal candidate must show an ability to work 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. They must possess strong organizational skills, keep excellent notes, show sound judgment, and have a collaborative style that fosters teamwork and cooperation as well as the ability to work independently within a diverse and dynamic team environment
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Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 515174
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