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Rockefeller University Research Assistant | Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics in New York, New York

Organization Overview

The emergence of new optical technologies combined with computational and molecular tools have led to major advances of our understanding of how the circuitry and dynamics of neuronal populations give rise to brain functions and behavior. The Laboratory of Neurotechnology and Biophysics at the Rockefeller University is focused on the development and application of advanced optical imaging technologies to advance neuroscience. Over the years, we have developed a portfolio of optical technologies that allow for large-scale and whole-brain optical recording and manipulation of neuroactivity at high spatiotemporal resolution across model systems while our emphasis in the recent years has been on the development of such tools for highly scattering brain tissues. In our most recent imaging technology, we have demonstrated that up to 1 million neurons distributed across different depths of both hemispheres of the mouse cortex can be recorded at single cell resolution. In the coming years, we plan to further expand on these tools and apply them in different biological systems.


Working as part of a small team on the development of advanced neuroimaging technologies, the Research Assistant will contribute to the application of molecular tools in animal models, and support the application of the lab's imaging technologies to rodents.


Responsibilities include:

  • Conducting cranial window surgery

  • Viral delivery of constructs

  • Molecular biology and animal behavior

  • Mouse colony management

  • Performing optical microscopy


  • Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in neuroscience or molecular biology preferred.

  • Must be highly motivated and have basic knowledge of rodent neuroanatomy and previous lab experience with rodents including cranial window surgery, and work with viral delivery of constructs.

  • Basic knowledge and hands-on experience with molecular biology work including cloning, plasmid design, and sequencing highly desirable.

  • Mustbe detail-oriented, highly organized, and able to manage multiple tasks and projects.

  • Previous experience with rodent behavior or managing a colony preferred.

  • Experience with one or more types of optical microscopy is preferred.

  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, self-motivation, enthusiasm for research, and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Must be able to work both independently and as part of a team

The Rockefeller University does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, retaliation, parental status, military service or other non-merit factor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to the characteristics listed above.

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on various factors, including but not limited to organizational budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The hiring range provided represents The Rockefeller University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Compensation Range: Min

USD $48,000.00/Yr.

Compensation Range: Max

USD $52,000.00/Yr.

Job Locations US-NY-New York

Category Science

Position Type Regular Full-Time