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 laboratory of Dr. Michael Shadlen has an exciting opportunity for a motivated Research Staff Assistant to join their group. They are seeking someone to work on a project alongside postdoctoral fellows in a cutting-edge neuroscience laboratory at Columbia University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute. The position will involve working with laboratory animals.
Essential duties and responsibilities: - Record and maintain animal health data in both hardcopy and digital format; - Maintain inventory of essential laboratory supplies (e.g., personal protective equipment, chemicals, reagents, and cleaning supplies); - Cleaning and sterilizing instruments, equipment, and supplies; - Assist with tasks that relate to research model transfer, hygiene, and minor procedures associated with experiments, under the supervision of an experienced researcher or technician; - Perform behavioral tasks and training; ability to follow safety protocols - Participate in laboratory meetings - Additional responsibilities as assigned by Principal Investigator or Manager
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Minimum of 3 months of experience in a research environment. Interest in working within a laboratory and research models.
Previous experience working with large research models, motivated to gain knowledge and experience in laboratory processes, ability to following instructions on complex task and capable of independently completing routine tasks.
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Internal Number: 508652
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