Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (Zuckerman Institute) supports interdisciplinary neuroscience research and discovery by scientists and scholars across the university and promises to be the most comprehensive institute for brain science. Located in a state-of-the-art facility, world-class researchers are brought together to transform our understanding of the brain and mind.
The laboratory of Dr. Richard Axel at the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute has an open full-time position for a Research Staff Assistant. The Axel lab recently expanded its research program to investigate how cuttlefish (a cephalopod similar to octopus) camouflage to the environment. Cuttlefish camouflage within milliseconds to their surroundings by altering the color, pattern, and texture of their skin, which is controlled by the brain. The Axel lab wishes to understand how cuttlefish create an internal representation of the visual world in the brain and then transform this representation into an approximation of the visual world on the skin. The group is developing molecular tools, conducting behavioral experiments, and performing advanced neural imaging.
The Research Staff Assistant will work closely with the Postdoctoral Research Fellow leading this project and will have the opportunity to participate in the vibrant intellectual community of the Axel laboratory. We seek highly motivated, skilled, and dynamic individuals who are enthusiastic about a career in science. This is a full-time position.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline is required or an experience equivalent required.
2 years of experience and/or its equivalent is required.
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