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Rockefeller University Laboratory Helper (3 days per week; 60% effort) in New York, New York

Job: IRC23727


Job Title Laboratory Helper (3 days per week; 60% effort)

Laboratory / Department Laboratory of Neural Systems

Department Description

Our visual perception of the outer world is the creation of active brain processes that structure and select the information provided by the eyes. The Laboratory of Neural Systems is interested in the neural processes that form object representations as well as those that allow attention to make those representations available for cognition. Our laboratory aims to understand the inner workings of this system, from the level of individual cells to the interactions of brain areas, in order to answer questions such as: How does face selectivity emerge in a single cell? How is information transformed from one face patch to another? What is the contribution of each face patch to different face recognition abilities like the recognition of a friend or a smile? How do the different face patches interact in different tasks? And how is information extracted from a patch when a perceptual decision is made?

Detailed Description

The Laboratory Helper will prepare and sterilize experimental supplies and reagents. Responsibilities include maintaining inventory of general lab supplies including record-keeping, submitting order requests, and re-stocking. Will organize and document chemical substances, keep track of expiration dates, as well as coordinate with the Lab Safety Officer for hazardous waste disposal. The Laboratory Helper will maintain functionality of general lab instruments (e.g. eyewash stations, suction system, NHP transport carts), and keep a clean and orderly working environment.

Job Requirements

High School diploma or equivalent required. General interest in working in a brain research laboratory a must. Must have an excellent work ethic, be meticulous, reliable, and work independently after training. Good interpersonal, communication, and organization skills required. Basic computer skills a must.

Additional Details

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans