Staff Associate

Columbia University in the City of NY
New York City, New York (US)
Commensurate with experience.
April 26 2018
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Type
Staff Scientist

Columbia's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (Zuckerman Institute) brings together an extraordinary group of world-class scientists into the Jerome L. Greene Science Center, a state-of-the-art facility, to transform our understanding of the brain and mind. We are conducting pioneering research into how the brain develops, performs, endures and recovers.

The Institute seeks to hire a Staff Associate will work closely with the PI to enrich/purify protein complexes from postmortem brain tissue and solve these protein/RNA structures using cryo-electron microscopy. The Staff Associate is responsible for all tissue preps and screening of samples using biochemistry and electron microscopy.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for the following:

- Enrichment/purification of protein complexes from postmortem brain tissue
- Solve/interpret novel structures using cryo-EM and provide detailed structure analysis
- Design constructs for protein expression under the direct supervision of the PI.
- Participate in the optimization of protein purification protocols for the generation of cryo-EM- grade proteins

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree in Biochemistry is required; [educational emphasis in biochemistry or neuroscience preferred. Two years of previous hands-on experience within a molecular biology, biochemistry, or related lab is required.

Strong candidates will be interested and focused on interdisciplinary work.


(More information about the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute can be found at:

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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