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 facilitate research on the representation of shape of tactile objects in the rodent whisker system. This postdoctoral research will be responsible for implementing and building automated training systems, training transgenic mice to perform tactile shape discrimination, and applying cutting edge electrophysiological recording and perturbation techniques.
MD, PhD, or doctorate in related field
Strong candidates will be interested and focused on interdisciplinary work. The ideal candidate will have expertise in rodent behavioral training, electronics, computer programming, electrophysiology, and transgenic mice, as well as superior motivation, drive and demonstrated aptitude for research.
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