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Neuroscience Research Assistant/Tech - Manhattan Weill Cornell Medical College

Employer
Weill Cornell Medical College
Location
New York City, New York (US)
Salary
Between $40k and $55k depending on experience
Closing date
8 Sep 2024

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Discipline
Biomedicine
Job Type
Research Assistant
Employment - Hours
Full time
Duration
Permanent
Qualification
Undergraduate
Sector
Academia

Position Summary

We are seeking motivated and enthusiastic applicants for a full-time research technician position in the laboratory of Dr. Dilek Colak in the Brain and Mind Research Institute at Weill Cornell Medical College.  The Research Technician assists with laboratory management responsibilities and under supervision performs  mouse maintenance and other technical duties to assist with the research activities of the laboratory.  Our studies involve mouse genotyping, mouse behavioral assays, histology, cryostat tissue sectioning, as well as induced pluripotent stem cell culturing and brain organoid generation.

 

https://www.colaklab.com/

 

Position Activities

  • Lab management activities would include duties such as purchasing research materials, assisting with research protocol compliance, managing our mouse colonies, assisting and any other tasks that may arise in the course of helping the PI to keep the lab running. Research activities would be conducted under the supervision of the Principal Investigator or another qualified lab member and would include conducting experiments (mouse colony maintenance, cell culture, and/or immunohistochemistry), collecting and analyzing data, and assisting with manuscript production. The Research Technician may also perform other related duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • Minimum requirements:  Bachelors of Science, Bachelors of Arts, or equivalent 4-year undergraduate bachelors degree, preferably with a major in neuroscience, biology, or a related field.  Applicants must be able to commit to working in the lab for at least two years. The starting date is flexible- August-September. Skills and abilities:  attention to detail, organizational skills, ability to work independently, ability and willingness to learn new techniques and ability to work as part of a team. Prior lab experience, including pipetting, routine operation of instruments, cell culturing and some mouse work is a must. Prior experience with mouse colony maintenance is an asset but is not required. 

https://www.colaklab.com/

 

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