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Research Technician

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 part-time Research Technician to work in the field of developmental and regenerative neuroscience.

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 regeneration and recovery in motor neuron diseases such as ALS as well as in spinal cord injury and stroke.

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 behavioral analyses in mice (so must be comfortable working with mice).
  • 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.


The position will begin at $16/hour with potential for increase upon satisfactory job performance after the probationary period. Approximately 25 hours per week.


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 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

Interested candidates should submit a CV, cover letter and contacts for at least two references.


Vibhu Sahni, Ph.D.

About the Institute

The Burke Neurological Institute is a nonprofit leading scientific research institute devoted to advancing the study of neurological diseases and injuries. The overarching goal of the Institute, an academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine, is to leverage the most innovative and highest quality neuroscience to restore brain and spinal cord function in those with neurological injury including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, age related macular degeneration. Twenty faculty funded by federal and private agencies work alongside 100 individuals on a beautiful 60-acre campus in White Plains, New York, 15 miles from the heart of New York City.

Burke Neurological Institute is an equal opportunity employer.