Candidates must be a Columbia University affiliate and hold a PhD (or currently be a PhD candidate) in a biomedical science.
The instructor receives a stipend of $1500 for the spring semester and $1000 for the summer semester. Based on performance, there is an option to extend the position for a 2nd year.
The Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute is an interdisciplinary research institute at Columbia University focused on the mind and brain. The Zuckerman Institute’s Brain Research Apprenticeships in New York at Columbia (BRAINYAC) program is a mentored summer research experience in which high school students train and work in neuroscience laboratories at Columbia University.
The Zuckerman Institute seeks a scientist to be an instructor for the program. Reporting to the Associate Director of Public Programs, the BRAINYAC instructor will work closely with the Public Programs Associate and the BRAINYAC senior instructor to plan and finalize training session content and classroom methods to support student learning. During the spring, the instructor will be expected to teach or assist on eleven two-hour training sessions on select Saturdays from January-May in which the students learn basic neuroscience, laboratory techniques, and essential science skills. During the summer, the instructor will co-facilitate seven two-hour weekly advisory sessions concurrent with the seven-week research placements. The summer training sessions focus on science communication skills and guide students as they prepare their final research poster presentation.