Rockefeller University Laboratory Helper in New York, New York
Job Title Laboratory Helper
Laboratory / Department Neural Systems
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?
The Laboratory Helper will prepare and sterilize experimental supplies and reagents, maintain inventory of general lab supplies, including record-keeping, submitting order requests, and re-stocking, organize and document chemical and biological substances, keep track of expiration dates, and coordinate with the Lab Safety Officer for hazardous waste disposal. Will maintain the functionality of general lab instruments (e.g., eyewash stations, suction system, NHP transport carts & chairs) and keep a clean and orderly working environment. Will assist with equipment inventory and maintenance and other routine or ad hoc organizational tasks.
High School diploma or equivalent required. General interest in working in a brain research laboratory is a must. Must have an excellent work ethic, be meticulous, reliable, and work independently after training. Good interpersonal, communication, and organization skills are required. Basic computer skills are a must. Must feel comfortable lifting or pushing heavy instruments weighing up to 50lbs.
This job requires that employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Rockefeller University provides reasonable accommodations where legally required including accommodations for medical conditions and sincerely held religious beliefs.
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans