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 47 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 in the study of the electrophysiological mechanisms underlying dendritic integration of synaptic information that is important for the induction of long-term synaptic plasticity related to hippocampal dependent learning and memory.
The ideal candidate will have expertise in performing dual whole cell dendritic and somatic patch clamp recordings from mouse cortical neurons, and in the examination of how active dendritic integration processing can control the induction of long-term synaptic plasticity. We are looking for individuals with demonstrated research experience in terms of relevant publications. We also seek individuals with superior motivation, drive, commitment and a high aptitude for research.
MD, PhD, or doctorate in related field, with four or more years of relevant postdoctoral research experience.
Internal Number: 0000592
About 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.