Associate Research Scientist in Neurology

Columbia University New York Department of Neurology

United States

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00002432

Position Title Associate Research Scientist

Department NEU Neurology

Division Neurology

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

The responsibilities include the performance of experiments with different techniques which are summarized as: i) electrophysiological approaches, including extracellular recordings of spinal reflexes utilizing the ex vivo spinal cord preparation, intracellular recordings using whole-cell patch clamp techniques and electromyography (EMG) either in ex vivo or in vivo approaches; ii) modern tracing techniques to decipher maps of neuronal circuits in neonatal spinal cord of mice using viral based techniques; iii) use immunohistochemistry to acquire images using confocal microscopy and quantitate expression levels of various proteins and enzymes in spinal cord sections from mouse models of SMA; iv) conduct behavioral assessment in freely moving mice in vivo to assess the efficacy of various drug treatments in mouse models of SMA; v) train junior members of the Mentis Lab, including perspective PhD rotation students, PhD candidates, interns as well as technicians.

Minimum Degree Required
PhD in Neuroscience or related topic.

Minimum Qualifications
Experience in the physiological techniques, including whole-cell patch clamp recordings, immunohistochemistry, confocal microscopy, molecular biology techniques.

Preferred Qualifications
The minimum qualifications in addition to experience in behavioral assays in freely moving mice and experience in neurodegenerative diseases.

RAPS posting date 04/28/2021

Search Closing Date 05/29/2021

EEO Statement
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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