Associate Research Scientist

Location
New York City, New York
Salary
Commensurate with experience
Posted
February 11 2019
Ref
336
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Associate Research Scientist

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 examine the circuitry underlying hippocampal-dependent memory. The ARS will examine how alterations in hippocampal circuits can contribute to neuropsychiatric disorders. The ARS will perform whole-cell patch clamp recordings from ex vivo brain slices and use optogenetic stimulation to activate specific input pathways. The ARS will help develop new methodologies to selectively manipulate anatomically defined classes of excitatory inputs to hippocampal neurons, and will determine the consequences for hippocampal dependent learning and memory.

Qualification:

MD, PhD, or doctorate in related field

 

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