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 is the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia's Manhattanville campus. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, at full capacity the Zuckerman Institute will house over 50 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.
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Staff Associate II will work with researchers in support of various research projects and experiments within the Mann Lab. The Staff Associate II will be responsible for the daily maintenance of the fly stocks, including, feeding, breeding and the well-being of the fly stocks. The Staff Associate II will also be responsible for generating stocks of flies to analyze expression patterns. To verify the expression patterns the Staff Associate II will dissect, stain and imagine the fly's central nervous system. The Staff Associate II will be responsible for making sure the Mann lab is in compliance with EH&S for research and radiation safety. Finally, the Staff Associate II will work with the grants team, finance team to review and reconcile grant budgets.
Specific duties include:
Overseeing fly stock maintenance, including the feeding, daily care and handling
Generating stocks of flies using standard genetic methods for analyzing gene expression patterns such as dissecting, staining and imaging fly CNS to verify expression pattern.
Manages the relationship and submissions with the grants management office at the Zuckerman Institute to ensure timely processing of grant proposals and extension requests.
Monitors research-related activities to ensure compliance with the University and funding agency regulations. Maintains accurate and complete records to meet fiduciary responsibility and comply with office of research audit requirements.
Participates in the development and administration of annual and grant budgets; processes and monitors expenditures, reconciles budget reports, and forecasts project budget discrepancies.
Preparing shared solutions and biological reagents
Responsible for EH&S compliance for research and radiation safety, chemical use, and disposal.
Bachelor's Degree in Neuroscience or Biological Sciences
4 years of experience required
Lab experience with fly handling and fly husbandry
Biology techniques such as dissections, staining, and imaging
Grant and budget reconciliation
Strong organizational skills
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Pay Transparency Disclosure
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
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