Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Instiute at Columbia University
September 27, 2018
New York, New York
Commensurate with experience
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute seeks an Associate Research Scientist (ARS) in order to facilitate research project 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 an experienced researcher with expertise in wide range of areas like cognitive sciences, neurosciences, data analysis, and programming languages. The candidates are expected to 1- conduct behavioral and neurophysiological experiments, 2- design and implement new experiments using Matlab or Python and packages such as Psychophysics Toolbox or PsychoPy, 3- implement statistical analyses in Matlab, R, or Python, 4- prepare and publish scientific manuscripts, and 5 ? assist in preparation of grant proposals and seek independent funding.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
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.
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.
More information about the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute can be found at: www.zuckermaninstitute.columbia.edu
Strong candidates will be interested and focused on interdisciplinary work.
Internal Number: 0009134
About Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Instiute 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.