Rockefeller University Research Assistant in New York, New York
Job Title Research Assistant
Laboratory / Department Laboratory of Integrative Brain Function
The Maimon lab aims to link the electrical activity of neurons and the biochemical action of molecules to their computational roles in animal behavior. The lab has a particular interest in understanding how central brain structures, distant from the sensory and motor periphery, govern behavioral choice.
The Research Assistant will help with neurobiological experiments on fruit flies. Responsibilities include experimental tasks primarily involving technically sophisticated behavioral experiments to assess the nature of spatial memory in Drosophila and basic fly genetics. Additional responsibilities may include immunohistochemistry, neural imaging, and/or assisting in single-cell RNA sequencing experiments
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in biology, chemistry, or physics preferred. Experience writing basic code in Matlab or Python is a plus. Must have a genuine curiosity regarding animal and insect behaviors. Must be willing to troubleshoot experiments independently and demonstrate high attention to experimental detail.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans