Associate Research Scientist

New York City, New York (US)
Commensurate upon experience
June 22 2021
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 is the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia's Manhattanville campus. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, at full capacity the Zuckerman Institute will house over 50 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 studying basic mechanisms of gene regulation in the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster. An effective combination of both high throughput in vitro and in vivo approaches are being used to address these questions. The ability to use and in some cases develop new experimental protocols will be important.

The ideal candidate will have expertise in carrying out active wet-lab research in biology, most molecular biology techniques, be proficient in Drosophila genetics and demonstrate ability to independently design and execute experiments and interpret results.

This position is anticipated to start September 1, 2021

Minimum Qualifications

MD, PhD, or doctorate in related field  


Strong candidates will be interested and focused on interdisciplinary work. 


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