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Columbia University Staff Associate II in New York, New York

Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (the Zuckerman Institute) brings together researchers to explore aspects of the mind and brain, through the exchange of ideas and active collaboration. The Zuckerman Institute is located in the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia's Manhattanville campus. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, the Zuckerman Institute is home to approximately 52 laboratories employing a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly collaborative environment, labs work together to gain critical insights into human health by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures, and recovers from trauma or disease.

Reporting to the Director of Cellular Imaging, the Staff Associate II will be responsible for training, application support, and periodic maintenance of the systems supported by Cellular Imaging. The Staff Associate II will work at the interface of cutting-edge technology and high-impact research, while also gaining proficiency in advanced technical and communications skills. Working in the Cellular Imaging Platform, the Staff Associate II will learn and apply essential skills in quantitative microscopy and shared imaging resource operations. They will also learn methods and strategies that ensure the best performance from state-of-the-art instruments, and use these systems to provide innovative solutions for neuroscience imaging applications.

With access to advanced facilities and technical resources, the Staff Associate II is expected to contribute to an intensely collaborative environment and enjoy the challenges of participating in diverse scientific projects. The role is suited to a candidate familiar with microscopy and imaging in a biological context, and a keen interest in further developing this experience.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Operates state-of-the-art microscopy systems and computational workstations in support of the scientific research activities of the Institute.

    • Provides individualized training and technical support using confocal, super-resolution, widefield, and light-sheet microscopes.

    • Participates in and supports workshops.

    • Under the guidance of the Director of Cellular Imaging, creates and outlines guidelines and protocols for system usage and maintenance.

    • Performs regular and ongoing system maintenance and troubleshooting; other duties as assigned.

Bachelor’s degree in Neuroscience, Computer Engineering or the Biological Sciences is required

2 - 4 years of professional experience is required

Equipment use and maintenance, such as use with confocal microscopes data collection and analysis

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay 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.