The Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at Columbia University Medical Center is a unique interdisciplinary research environment specializing in human genetics and genomics. The IGM employs next generation sequencing technologies and leads cutting-edge research programs developing cellular and animal models of human disease.
The IGM is actively recruiting for a senior level research position. The candidate will participate in studies of neurological disease mechanisms including epilepsy using rodent and human induced pluripotent stem cell models. The candidate will be mentored by Dr. Christopher Makinson (Assistant Professor of Neurology). The Associate Research Scientist may oversee work of more junior research staff and may direct the implementation of laboratory processes/protocols.
Requires a PhD or MD, plus 2 to 3 years of postdoctoral research experience
Qualified candidates should have strong scientific and postdoctoral experience with extensive experience in neuroscience and cellular and molecular biology. Specific expertise in in vivo electrophysiology, in vitro whole cell and extracellular electrophysiology, and functional imaging in cellular and rodent systems.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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