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's home will be 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 58 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.
A lab within the Zuckerman Institute seeks an Associate Research Scientist (ARS) to facilitate research projects in a neurophysiology lab. The general purpose of the lab is to discover the neural basis of decision making, serial learning, and reinforcement learning in the cerebral cortex.
Candidates must possess a strong academic background and must be experienced researcher with expertise in a wide range of areas, including but not limited to cognitive sciences, neurosciences, data analysis, and programming languages. The ARS is expected to conduct behavioral and neurophysiological experiments, design and implement new experiments using Matlab or Python and packages, such as Psychophysics Toolbox or PsychoPy. Additional expectations will include implementing statistical analyses in Matlab R, or Python. The ARS will prepare and publish scientific manuscripts, assist in preparation of grant proposals and seek independent funding.
More information about the Zuckerman Institute can be found at: www.zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu
Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Columbia values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.
Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field, including at least five (5) years of relevant experience is required. Prior experience in a research environment is essential as is a strong record of publication.
About Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University
Located within the Jerome L. Greene Science Center in the rising Manhattanville campus of Columbia University, the Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute is comprised of world-renowned scientists, bringing together psychologists, engineers, and brain scientists, with the goal of understanding the complexities of mind and brain.
The Institute supports interdisciplinary neuroscience ...research and discovery by scholars across the university and promises to be the most comprehensive institute for brain science. The Institute will also foster programming events with a focus on the community. Such programs will communicate what we currently know, and what we hope to someday know, about the brain. The intention of the Institute is to spark a scientific and creative pursuit in the next generation of scientists—and people of all ages.