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Research Technician for Neural Connectivity Development in Physiology and Disease Laboratory

Research Staff - Lab Member
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Job Description

The laboratory for Neural Connectivity Development in Physiology and Disease Laboratory at the Burke Neurological Institute affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine is seeking a Research Technician to work in the field of formation, function, and regeneration of motor circuits. The position will begin anytime after December 2018. The Burke Neurological Institute is a unique setting where investigators engaged in both fundamental neuroscience as well as clinical studies with patients (stroke, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy) work side by side with a singular focus to cure neurological disability.

The goal of our lab specifically is to understand cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying formation, function, and regeneration of motor circuits using mice. We use a variety of techniques including molecular biology, mouse genetics, electrophysiology, trans-synaptic assay, optogenetics, and behavioral assays.

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.


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

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/CV, as well as include three contacts for references.


Yutaka Yoshida, 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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Neural Connectivity Development in Physiology and Disease Laboratory
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