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Assistant Research Scientist I, Grade 14

February 20, 2013 - February 25, 2013
Location:New York, NY
Salary Range:$39,586.00 to $50,310.00 Plus $3,026.00 Location Pay
Benefits:Full Benefits According to Percentage of Full Time
Employment Type:Full Time
Division/Department:PI- Integrative Neuroscience
Description:This position is of a Research Scientist in a neuroscience laboratory, in which rodent preparations and in vitro cellular model systems are used to model pathogenic mechanisms and treatment targets in mental illness.
Duties:The work focuses on cellular systems, using molecular genetic manipulations including cellular reprogramming to probe neural cellular and circuit function. Research responsibilities will include varying combinations of the following: primary cell culture, viral and free nucleic acid-based cellular reprogramming, chemical differentiation of multipotent cells, transduction of cell lines with viral constructs, neurohistology, calcium imaging, western blotting, and data analysis.
Qualifications:PhD level education preferred or equivalent in work experience in a neuroscience-related field.

At least 2 years of experience in at least 3 of the above-listed techniques. Extensive experience with cell culture including advanced microscopy techniques is a must.

Applicant will be expected to also have excellent organizational skills, keep detailed records and aid others in the laboratory with data management. He/she should be able to work on a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings.

The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent benefits package, AA/EEO Employer.

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