Job Function: Surgery Neurological
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Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, New York, United States (on-site)
7 days ago
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
New York, New York, United States
7 days ago
Job Type
$62,400.00 - $62,400.00
Min Experience
0-1 Year
Min Education
Required Travel
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Surgery - Neurological


Position Summary

The Staff Associate I in the Department of Neurological Surgery, Bruce’ Lab will be assisting in experiments in the lab, and working on his own project in the lab.  This will involve experiments on animals (so she will need ICM training) and data acquisition and analysis.

The Staff Associate will perform laboratory experiments to characterize the effects of local delivery of chemotherapy to treat brain tumors. These will include in vitro studies using cell lines, ex vivo studies using acute slice cultures generated from surgical samples, and in vivo studies using mouse models.


  • Mouse handling, breeding and survival surgery including stereotactic surgery –     40%
  • Cell culture – 10%
  • Microscopy – 10%
  • Maintenance of laboratory inventory and protocols – 30%
  • Presentation at laboratory meetings and scientific conferences – 5%
  • Publish scholarly reports – 5%

Functional Knowledge

  •  Knowledge of the research subject and scientific methods of analysis.
  •  Must have knowledge and experience in cell culture/aseptic technique, animal handling, animal surgery and laboratory management

Problem Solving

  • Excellent critical thinking, decision making and problem-solving skills are expected.
  • The candidate will be expected to have a high degree of initiative for problem-solving and the ability to establish new solutions related to the functioning of the lab.

Decision Making/Autonomy (Must equal 10)

Level of supervision required, on a scale of 1 (least) to 10 (most) – 3-7

·        Will meet with Dr. Bruce and Dr. Canoll once a weeks to discuss research progress. He will interact with other researchers in the lab on a daily basis

Degree of independent judgment expected, on a scale of 1 (least) to 10 (most) –3-7

·        In addition to helping others in their experiments, will be expected to conduct his own experiments and to present his results to the group.


  • Good leadership skills will be important for carrying out collaborative research efforts.

Technical Expertise

  • Experience in most of the laboratory techniques that he will be performing
  • Cell culture
  • Animal handling and surgery
  •  Laboratory management

Communication Skills

  •  Excellent research and writing, communication presentation and organization skills required.
  • Shares information and confirmation of data. 



Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in the Biological Sciences/neurosciences or a closely related field.
  • 4 years of experience preferred in a wet lab research environment
Application Instructions

Please submit a CV, Cover Letter and list of references contact (3)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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.

Job ID: 73409658

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