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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Staff Associate III 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 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 new Manhattanville campus. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, at full capacity the Zuckerman Institute will house approximately 51 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. The Staff Associate III will be responsible for conducting and overseeing all animal husbandry, protocols, lab procedures and safety procedures in relation to work in the non-human primates(NHPs). In addition, Staff Associate III will be responsible for orienting and training lab personnel ranging from Staff Associate I, Staff Associate II, Research Staff Assistants and Graduate Students who will be working on training research models. Finally, the Staff Associate III will also assist investigators in research activities and carry out assigned laboratory duties according to standard and specified procedures in the Salzman lab. The Staff Associate III will be responsible for the following: *Implementing and conducting studies in the behavioral training of NHPs *Maintaining compliance of all animal care protocols, with chemical and drug safety and all other safety procedures for the lab; Will perform hands-on routine care for the health and safety of the animal subjects (NHPs) *Will serve as lead assistant during animal surgeries and will be responsible for performing minimally invasive procedures such as maintenance of implants and catheter cleaning *Will train current and new lab members in animal care protocols and surgical techniques Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience or the Biological Sciences Must have experience working in an animal research environment, must be trained to assist with animal surgeries and conduct behavioral training modules. Prior knowledge working and training large vertebrate animals. 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. Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.