Associate Research Scientist

New York City, New York (US)
Commensurate with experience
October 08 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

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 in understanding how brain circuits connecting cortical centers are involved in taste recognition and internal states. Responsibilities include designing experiments to determine how the taste system generates stereotypic and predetermined attractive and aversive taste behaviors, carrying out complex behavioral experiments, and analyzing the data. The ideal candidate will have expertise in imaging, performing behavioral experiments with mice, strong computational skills, as well as superior motivation, drive and demonstrated aptitude for research.

Minimum Qualifications:  MD, PhD, or doctorate in related field

Preferred: Strong candidates will be interested and focused on interdisciplinary work.