Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York

Job Title Research Assistant

Laboratory / Department Neural Systems

Department Description

Our visual perception of the outer world is the creation of active brain processes that structure and select the information provided by the eyes. The Laboratory of Neural Systems is interested in the neural processes that form object representations as well as those that allow attention to make those representations available for cognition. Our laboratory aims to understand the inner workings of this system, from the level of individual cells to the interactions of brain areas, in order to answer questions such as: How does face selectivity emerge in a single cell? How is information transformed from one face patch to another? What is the contribution of each face patch to different face recognition abilities like the recognition of a friend or a smile? How do the different face patches interact in different tasks? And how is information extracted from a patch when a perceptual decision is made?

Detailed Description

The Research Assistant will contribute to an NIH-funded collaboration between the Laboratory of Neural Systems and Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics. The Research Assistant will maintain marmoset colonies, conduct behavioral tests, prepare viral vectors, and perform rodent and marmoset cranial window surgeries, AAV virus injections, and imaging experiments.

Job Requirements

Bachelor's degree in science required. Must have familiarity with basic molecular biology techniques, as well as experience handling laboratory animals and performing surgeries. Must have general experimental skills and interests in neuroscience and technology. Basic knowledge in anatomy required. Must have excellent communication, organization, and people skills, as well as basic computer skills. Must be accurate, reliable, and meticulous with an excellent work ethic.

Additional Details

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled