New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 01-Apr-2018 to 02-Jun-2018 (EST)
  • PI- Systems Neuroscience
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $36,106 - $46,023 (includes location pay)
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package based on percentage of full-time effort

 This is a full-time position for a Research Assistant lll, Grade 9 We seek an intelligent, motivated individual to participate in a mouse electrophysiology lab studying schizophrenia, depression, and anxiety. The successful applicant will work under minimal supervision and perform laboratory duties as required. 


Duties and Responsibilities:Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Mouse colony husbandry of transgenic mouse lines
Colony tracking
Histology: tissue sectioning & staining
Executing requisitions for lab supplies and inventory tracking
Stereotaxic surgery implanting custom microdrives and viral infusions
Building custom microdrives for implantation
Behavioral testing mice (manual & automated T-Maze, EPM, etc)
Scoring behavioral tests
Assist in data analysis via Matlab
Support on-going experiments as needed by investigators
Upkeep of  various operational records such as: animal colony database, DEA usage logs, Safety-Data-Sheets & chemical inventory
Grant expenditure tracking and invoice logging


Minimum Qualifications:

Applicant must have a Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry, or a related science and at least one year of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience. . She/he must be meticulous in carrying out research protocols. Good judgment and the ability to work without continuous supervision are very important as well as familiarity with Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Matlab.


Preferred Qualifications:

Applicant is be expected to have excellent organizational skills, and be competent with computers and data entry. The ideal candidate will be able to work on a flexible schedule, including some weekends and evenings as necessary. Previous experience with neural recording systems and various rodent behavioral paradigms is also preferred.


Work Location:

New York Psychiatric Institute

40 Haven Avenue

Kolb Building - 1st floor

New York, NY 10032


To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter no later than June 2nd, 2018 on our website at to apply. Only applications submitted through our website will be considered.


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. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA 41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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