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Research Technician in the Laboratory for Cell Fate Specification and Circuit Development

Research Staff - Lab Member
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Job Description

The Laboratory for Cell Fate Specification and Circuit Development at the Burke Neurological Institute affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine is seeking a Research Technician to work in the field of developmental and regenerative neuroscience. The position will begin in July 2018.

The goal of our lab is to use fundamental neuroscience to identify molecular strategies that can be utilized for repairing the diseased or damaged nervous system. Using mouse models and advanced molecular approaches, our work is specifically focused toward repair and recovery in motor neuron diseases such as ALS, as well as following spinal cord injury.

The Research technician will carry out essential research support functions in the laboratory conducting work primarily focused on mouse genetics, molecular biology and tissue analysis, as well as mouse behavior, and cell culture. Some of these functions include:

  • Working with transgenic mouse lines and performing mouse surgical procedures.
  • Wide range of basic molecular biology experiments (such as PCR, cloning, etc.) 
  • Preparing tissue for analysis and performing microscopy.
  • Performing standard laboratory experimental tests and procedures such as preparing complex chemical solutions and media.
  • Maintaining experimental matter, requiring knowledge of laboratory techniques.
  • Recording results of experiments according to standard laboratory techniques.


Basic Qualifications

BA/BS in biological sciences along with experience with basic biological laboratory techniques is required (relevant coursework may count towards work experience).

Additional Qualifications

A background in Neuroscience as well as directly related lab experience will be considered as a plus. Strong communication, demonstrated organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to carry out responsibilities in a collaborative team environment are essential.

How to Apply

To apply, interested candidates should complete the online application, upload a cover letter and a resume, as well as include three contacts for references.


Vibhu Sahni, Ph.D.

About the Institute

At the Burke Neurological Institute in White Plains, New York, just 35 minutes outside of New York City, we bring hope to those living with neurological disabilities caused by a host of afflictions, including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, and Alzheimer’s disease. Our world-class neuroscience helps people see, remember, talk, write, and walk again. Hope demands innovation and brilliant science, and every day with our academic affiliate, Weill Cornell Medicine, we transform groundbreaking research into promising neurological treatments.

Burke Neurological Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

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Laboratory for Cell Fate Specification and Circuit Development
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