Associate Research Scientist

Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Commensurate upon experience
Posted
January 11 2019
Organization Type
Academia

Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (the Zuckerman Institute) brings together researchers to explore aspects of mind and brain, through the exchange of ideas and active collaboration. The Zuckerman Institute's home will be the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia's new Manhattanville campus. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, at full capacity the Zuckerman Institute will house approximately 47 laboratories employing a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly collaborative environment, labs work together to gain critical insights into human health by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures and recovers from trauma or disease. 

A lab within the Zuckerman Institute seeks an Associate Research Scientist (ARS) to facilitate research in chemosensory induced peripheral neuropathy, in particular identifying the molecular basis of sensory neuron resistance to chemotherapeutics.    Responsibilities include fly dissection, immunolabeling, quantitative analysis of neuronal morphology, designing and cloning plasmids for viral production, primary neuron culture, standard protein analysis (e.g. western blot).

The ideal candidate will have expertise in both mouse and fly models of peripheral sensory neuropathy, an ability to carry out mouse work in close collaboration with colleagues at Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

Minimum Qualifications

MD, PhD, or doctorate in related field  

Preferred:

Strong candidates will be interested in and have experience with translational research using multiple model organisms. 

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