Associate Research Scientist

Employer
Zuckerman Institute
Location
Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Posted
February 14 2018
Ref
Associate Research Scientist/Gogos Lab/Zuckerman
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Associate Research Scientist at the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University in the City of New York, USA

The Gogos lab, a member of the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University in the City of New York (https://zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu/), is seeking a talented scientist for the position of Associate Research Scientist.

Situated in the heart of Manhattan, at full capacity the Zuckerman Institute will house approximately sixty 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 disease.

In our lab, we explore the molecular, cellular, synaptic and circuit basis of psychiatric disorders, with emphasis on schizophrenia, taking advantage of model systems (mouse models, human cell lines) founded upon solid human genetics findings. Additionally, we work to translate fundamental discoveries to better preventive and therapeutic approaches. We are looking for outstanding scientists who have a strong background in a neuroscience-related discipline to join our laboratory as part of ongoing projects, including collaborative projects with other labs at the Zuckerman Institute as well as with the lab of Dr. Joshua Gordon in the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

Applicants with expertise in areas ranging from genome engineering, behavioral /pharmacological experimentation, in vivo electrophysiology and imaging, to neural circuit manipulation are encouraged to apply. Strong communication and critical thinking skills, as well as a dedication to teamwork and collaboration are qualities sought after.

If you are interested in joining our lab, please submit your CV, a brief description of your current research, as well as 2-3 contacts for references.

Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Columbia values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.             

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