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Research Assistant

Taub Inst Res Alzheimers Disease Aging Brain

Research Assistant

  • 531235
  • Medical Center
  • Taub Inst Res Alzheimers Disease Aging Brain
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 19 2022
  • Technical Grade 5

Position Summary

The Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and the aging Brain, at Columbia University Medical Center, is looking to hire a Research Assistant to work in the laboratory of Dr. Sproul. The Research Assistant would serve as the lab manager as well as conduct research. 


  • Assisting with ordering, maintenance of equipment and supplies, and lab organization and functionality more broadly.
  • Conduct Alzheimer's disease (AD) related stem cell research, including but not limited to differentiation of human stem cells into AD-relevant cell types and modeling of AD-related phenotypes. This would include leading projects/sub-projects, as well as assisting more senior scientists.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor's degree and at least 1.5 years of related experience or equivalent in education, training, and experience.  
  • The successful candidate would need to have strong organizational skills, the ability to work well with others.  

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant cell culture experience, ideally in stem cell, neuronal, vascular, or microglial contexts

  • Experience with molecular biology techniques such as qPCR, immunostaining, western blot, and cloning

Other Requirements

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

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