Research Aide

Updated: about 21 hours ago
Location: New York City, NEW YORK

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Non-Union
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range:

Position Summary

The Department of Ophthalmology is seeking a Research Aide who will be working in an experimental genetics laboratory with duties primarily at the Manhattanville campus. The laboratory focuses on the genetics, pathophysiology and neurobiology of glaucoma. We are looking for an enthusiastic, dedicated, highly motivated self-starter. Responsibilities will primarily involve maintenance of mouse colonies, clinical assessment of disease phenotypes, and physiologic measurements.


  • General mouse colony maintenance through selecting appropriate mice for mating and weaning.
  • Organize and implement mouse genetics through animal husbandry, including genotyping.
  • Ocular phenotype assays of mice including but not limited to: intraocular pressure measurement, outflow capacity measurements, anterior chamber examination, retinal photography, electroretinography, and optical coherence tomography.
  • Image acquisition, processing, and analysis using Image J or other common imaging software.
  • Perform tests, experiments, and/or procedures following a detailed protocol.
  • Close communication with supervising research scientists, post-doctoral scientists, and graduate students regarding mouse colony maintenance.
  • Depending on experience, abilities, and interest there is the possibility of additional specific projects

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in life sciences, biological sciences, or related discipline.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts, which may include occasional weekend work.
  • Ability to interact in a professional, positive manner to advance the goals of the research program.

Preferred Qualifications

  • The ideal candidate will have education in molecular biology and genetics.
  • Experience with mouse husbandry, genetics, and/or physiology is desirable but not required.
  • Previous experience in a laboratory environment is strongly preferred

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