Associate Research Scientist

Employer
Columbia University in the City of New York
Location
Jerome L. Greene Science Center 3227 Broadway, New York, NY 10027
Salary
Commensurate with Experience
Posted
September 27 2018
Ref
0009134
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia

Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute seeks an Associate Research Scientist (ARS) in order to facilitate research project in a neurophysiology lab. The general purpose of the lab is to discover the neural basis of decision making, serial learning, and reinforcement learning in the cerebral cortex. 

Candidates must possess a strong academic background and must be an experienced researcher with expertise in wide range of areas like cognitive sciences, neurosciences, data analysis, and programming languages. The candidates are expected to 1- conduct behavioral and neurophysiological experiments, 2- design and implement new experiments using Matlab or Python and packages such as Psychophysics Toolbox or PsychoPy, 3- implement statistical analyses in Matlab, R, or Python, 4- prepare and publish scientific manuscripts, and 5 ? assist in preparation of grant proposals and seek independent funding. 

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  

Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field, including at least five (5) years of relevant experience is required. Prior experience in a research environment is essential as is a strong record of publication. 

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. 

More information about the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute can be found at: www.zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu  

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