Neuroscience Research Technician Recruitment Program

Applications Are Now Open

The Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Health seeks to provide the opportunity for talented graduates to gain valuable research experience. Neuroscientists at NYU are members of an intellectually stimulating, collegial environment, equipped with state-of-the-art resources, in the heart of Manhattan. Current research topics cover a broad range of disciplines including molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics, physiology, cognition and behavior, sensation and perception, and systems neuroscience. 

The application includes:

  1. CV

  2. a 1-page statement of interest

  3. contact information for 2 references

Click here to apply. Positions begin Summer 2018. Applications will be reviewed and positions filled on a rolling basis. The final day to submit applications is March 30, 2018. Selected applicants will be matched with Faculty members who have complimentary research interests and will be invited to interview for the position. 

Current Participating Labs:

Jayeeta Basu

​A Laboratory Manager position is available in the Basu lab, commencing January 2018. Our lab studies neural circuits involved in learning and memory using electrophysiology, imaging and behavioral assays in transgenic mice. Responsibilities of this position include 1) animal experiments such as maintaining mouse colonies, stereotaxic surgery, and behavioral assays, 2) performing project specific molecular and cell biology techniques such as subcloning, DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, cell culture, immunohistochemistry and fluorescence imaging as well as 3) inventory management. The technician is expected to perform general lab management duties including ordering supplies, maintaining lab databases and website, and training lab personnel. Qualifications: Minimum qualification – Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Neuroscience, Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering or a related field with 2 years of experience in relevant areas. Candidates from Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science interested in gaining laboratory experience in Neuroscience research are welcome. Effective oral and written communication skills required. The candidate must have good work ethics, analytical and organizational skills, the ability to multitask and to collaborate well with lab members. Basic machine shop and programming skills is a plus. Experience with running animal behavioral assays is a plus.

Adam Carter

A position is available for a part-time or full-time research technician in the Carter lab. Responsibilities include animal husbandry, virus injections, and fluorescence microscopy, with the opportunity to be closely integrated into ongoing projects. Other key activities include ordering supplies and organizing critical lab databases, including for the lab animal colony. Strong candidates should have a BA in Neuroscience or related discipline, previous research experience, good organizational skills, and be able to commit for 1-2 years. 

Shane Liddelow

The Liddelow lab at the NYU Langone Health Neuroscience Institute is seeking inquisitive, motivated, and fun people to help us investigate glia in neurodegenerative disease and following trauma. Successful applicants for a full time Laboratory Research Assistant position will ideally have prior experience in animal handling, cell culture, molecular biology (qPCR, in situ hybridization, RNA sequencing), and biochemistry (western blotting, protein purification).

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in biomedical, neurosciences, or a related field, and should be able to organize their time effectively, keep meticulous written records, and communicate effectively with members of the lab. Applicants should be prepared to make at least a two-year commitment.

Michael Long

The Long Lab at the NYU Langone Health Neuroscience Institute is seeking a full time Laboratory Research Assistant to support ongoing scientific investigation regarding the function of neural circuits and their relationship to behavior.  The lab assistant will be responsible for supporting research in the Long laboratory under the mentorship of senior researchers within the lab. He/she must be able to prioritize time, organize tasks, and work under some supervision.  Applicants should be prepared to make at least a two year commitment to this position.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in neuroscience or a related field.  Most importantly, the job requires a ‘team player’ with a sense of humor as well as technical dexterity, dedication, creativity, organization, and a genuine excitement about neuroscience research and learning in general. 

Dmitry Rinberg

James Salzer

We are investigating the molecular/cellular biology of axons and myelin in genetically engineered mice and in tissue culture models.  One project is focused on the assembly of electrogenic domains, i.e. the axon initial segment (AIS) and nodes of Ranvier, sites of action potential initiation and regeneration, respectively. This includes studying the mechanisms of homeostatic/activity-dependent plasticity of the AIS.  In a second major program, we are characterizing the interactions between axons and glial cells that drive formation of myelinated fibers.  Disruption of these interactions contributes to neurological disorders including multiple sclerosis. A major focus is on the role of neural stem cells in myelin repair and their interactions with microglia - part of a therapeutic effort to ameliorate demyelination and promote repair in myelin disorders.

Responsibilities for the position include a mix of lab manager duties (ordering, maintaining inventory), mouse husbandry (maintaining stocks and genotyping), and mouse analysis (perfusion/sectioning/staining) to advance a project focused on AIS plasticity. A two-year commitment is required.

David Schneider

The goal of the Schneider Laboratory is to understand how sensory, motor and learning systems within the brain interact to store memories about the past and make predictions about the future. To achieve these goals, we study neural circuits using electrical, optical, and pharmacological techniques in mice engaged in natural behaviors and virtual reality.

We are hiring a research technician to help set up a state-of-the-art neuroscience laboratory at NYU beginning in the summer of 2018. Successful candidates will interface with team members to provide general research support and to help with building experimental setups, running behavioral experiments, managing mouse colonies, and general lab management. Applicants must be organized, detailed oriented, be able to balance multiple demands, and be comfortable working under supervision of senior lab staff.​

Requirements:

We are looking for individuals who want hands-on experience studying the brain and animal behavior:
  1) B.S. in neuroscience, biology, computer science, engineering or related field.    

  2) A commitment of two years.    

  3) Preferred qualifications:        

       - Previous research experience        

       - Programming experience (MATLAB, Python)

 

David Schoppik

The Schoppik lab aims to figure out how our brains keep us from falling down. Specifically, we’re working on understanding how developing nervous systems learn to balance, and how balance comes to fail with age. We use the zebrafish as a model, as it allows us to investigate the general principles that enable balance in a tractable system. The lab uses a wide range of tools from electrophysiology, computational models, cutting-edge microscopes, electrophysiology and modern gene editing and profiling approaches. Technicians are expected to work independently on their own projects, with training, support and mentorship provided, for a two-year period. Previous technicians in the lab have published their own work and gone on to graduate and medical school. 

​Shy Shoham

The Neural Interface Engineering Lab (NIELS) at NYU Langone Health’s newly established Tech4Health Center aims to develop groundbreaking neuroimaging and neuromodulation technologies for clinicians and researchers. We are looking for a full time Research Assistant to support this goal. This is an exciting opportunity to join a cutting-edge collaboration between biologists and engineers to produce breakthroughs in neurotechnology. Candidates with a myriad of technical skill sets will be considered, including biological and physical sciences, as well as engineering disciplines. Candidates must be organized, communicate effectively with members of the lab, and work closely with the Lab Manager on day-to-day lab operations.

Applicants must have at least a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical Engineering, Biology, Neuroscience, Physics, Computer Sciences, or similar, and should be scientifically curious and motivated to contribute to the research process. Formal or informal abilities in mechanical, electrical, optical and computer engineering are a significant plus.

Nicholas Stavropoulos

The Stavropoulos laboratory at NYU Neuroscience Institute is seeking a full-time research technician to perform research on the molecular mechanisms that regulate sleep. Our studies use the fruit fly Drosophila to characterize genes and neuronal circuits underlying sleep-wake cycles.The successful applicant will perform research and work closely with the principal investigator and a small group of researchers. In addition to the main focus in research, the successful applicant will perform general lab duties.

Bachelor's degree in science and previous laboratory experience are required; emphasis in molecular biology, genetics, biochemistry, or neuroscience is preferred. Candidates should be highly motivated and enthusiastic about research, and able to work collaboratively as well as independently in a dynamic environment. This represents an ideal opportunity for those seeking training for careers in scientific research and medicine. We are interested exclusively in applicants able to make at least a two year commitment.

Nicolas Tritsch

The Tritsch lab aims to shed light on the molecular, cellular and circuit mechanisms used by the mammalian brain to produce movement using a combination of state-of-the-art experimental approaches in mice. We are looking for a full time Laboratory Research Assistant to support our research efforts. Responsibilities will include maintenance of our mouse colony, ordering reagents, carrying out stereotaxic intracranial surgeries, acquiring single- and multiphoton images, and analyzing data. Candidates ought to organize their time effectively, keep meticulous written records, be mindful of experimental variables that may affect results and/or interpretation, and communicate freely with members of the lab. Applicants should be prepared to make at least a two-year commitment.

Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree in Biomedical, Physical or Computer Sciences, and should be scientifically curious and motivated to contribute to the research process. Ability to code in Matlab, Python or Labview are a significant plus.

 

 

Please contact Rachel Weintraub-Brevda for questions regarding the Neuroscience Research Technician Program.