The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute brings together world-class scientists across academic disciplines conducting pioneering research to transform our understanding of how the brain works ??? and gives rise to mind and behavior. The Institute fosters a collaborative and inclusive environment across 50+ labs, advancing insights into human health by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures, and recovers.
At the Zuckerman Institute, we are committed to becoming a more inclusive, equitable and diverse place of scientific discovery and supporting a respectful culture. Promoting diversity in science will help drive the transformative science that can change the world.
Situated in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia???s Manhattanville campus, the state-of-the-art building offers an environment where the highest level of scholarly scientific research takes place daily, with the benefit of being located in the heart of New York, one of the world???s most vibrant and culturally rich cities.
The El-Shamayleh lab at Columbia University???s Zuckerman Institute studies how the brain analyzes visual information. We seek a part-time employee to assist with animal behavioral training and other daily duties. The employee will participate in various aspects of daily experiments under close supervision from the PI and/or more senior lab members.
Candidates with a strong academic background in science and/or large animal research experience are encouraged to apply.
The Research Staff Assistant role is a part-time grant-funded role, and continued employment is contingent on the availability of funding by the Lab.
Performs animal husbandry and behavioral training of large vertebrates.
Assists in the preparation of procedures.
Keeps lab records and provides general lab organization.
Performs other laboratory setup duties as assigned by the PI.
Bachelors in neuroscience, biology, or a related scientific field.
Minimum of 6 months of related experience in a research environment
Experience working with animals in research, veterinarian, or zoo setting.
Ability to perform work in an orderly manner in accordance with safety regulations and standard lab protocols.
Must be flexible in nature and exhibit a willingness to learn new techniques and function in a fast-paced and changing work environment.
Must possess strong organizational skills, keep excellent notes, and work well within a diverse and dynamic team environment.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.