The Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer's disease and the Aging Brain is seeking a Technician A to join the laboratory of Dr. S Abid Hussaini in a full-time research position. Our lab is focused on understanding how neuronal populations in the brain are affected by amyloid beta (Aβ) and tau pathology throughout the lifespan. We utilize several lines of transgenic mouse models to achieve our aims and routinely employ in vivo electrophysiology, behavioral testing and chemogenetics in our research
Perform in vivo electrophysiology in awake, behaving transgenic mouse lines
Perform cryostat sectioning and immunohistochemistry on mouse brain samples
Assist in experimental data analysis
Maintain accurate data entry, keeping laboratory books updated and organized
Perform additional related duties as assigned
Requires a Bachelor's Degree in chemistry, biology, physics, or related science or equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
Bachelor's degree in neuroscience or related field. Minimum 1 year of laboratory experience (can include undergrad volunteering in research lab)
Laboratory experience, preferably in neuroscience
Experience handling rodents in a laboratory setting
Coding experience (MATLAB, Python) is highly desired
Strong organization, communication and computer skills
Ability to prioritize, work independently and under direct supervision from senior lab personnel (e.g. Principal Investigator, Associate Research Scientist)
Commitment of at least 2 years
Participation in medical surveillance program
Successful completion of university mandated laboratory safety and animal use training courses
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 506506
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