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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Associate Research Scientist in New York, New York

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 support a culture of respect. Promoting diversity in science will 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 on a daily basis, with the benefit of being located in the heart of New York, one of the world's most vibrant and culturally rich cities.A lab within the Zuckerman Institute seeks an Associate Research Scientist (ARS) to facilitate research in dissecting altered hippocampal interneuron function in a mouse model for the 22q11.2 deletion syndrome. Responsibilities will be performing surgeries, 2 photon imaging in behaving mice, data analysis, and leading a small working group to establish a pipeline for multimodal in vivo and ex vivo image registration to link neuronal activity with single-cell resolution gene expression. Additional responsibilities include mentoring graduate students and undergraduate students, writing papers and attending conferences to disseminate findings, and applying for relevant funding to support future work. The ideal candidate will have expertise in visually guided behavior, strong computational skills and robust molecular biology training, as well as superior motivation, drive and demonstrated aptitude for research. Minimum Qualifications: *MD, PhD, or doctorate in a related fieldPreferred: Strong candidates will be interested and focused on interdisciplinary workColumbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / VeteranPay Transparency Disclosure*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.Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly