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Research Technician

Research Staff - Lab Member
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Job Description

The Burke Neurological Institute is seeking a Full Time Research Technician in our Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Core Facility (which focuses on discovery and translational research in spinal cord injury) to perform in vivo screening of therapeutic compounds in SCI animal models.

Qualified candidates will be expected to perform surgical procedures to simulate spinal cord injury in rodents (rats and mice), behavioral testing, and histological/ molecular/biochemical assessment. Other laboratory duties include assisting SCI core maintenance, procurement of supplies, database management, animal inventory, expense accounting, and maintenance of laboratory protocols. Some training is available for the core technique from senior members of the core facility.


The position is open to candidates at various levels of experience with a Bachelor’s Degree. The successful candidate will be highly energetic, careful, and eager to learn and should have a strong work ethic and interest in advancing research. A background in science, preferably neuroscience, and experience in the laboratory are both welcome. Strong computer skills, close attention to detail, and willingness to work in a group are mandatory.


  • Bachelor's (Required)

How to Apply

Please email resume to Saravanan S. Karuppagounder, Ph.D. at ssk2004@med.cornell.edu.


Saravanan S. Karuppagounder, 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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