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Neuroscience Institute Job Openings

The Neuroscience Institute invites accomplished individuals to join our team. See below for details about job opportunities in our faculty labs.

Recent college graduates interested in our Neuroscience Research Associates Program can apply in early 2022.

For more information about administrative jobs at the Neuroscience Institute, please visit the NYU Langone Health jobs website.

Faculty Job Openings

See an up-to-date list of our faculty job opportunities.

Psychedelic Medicine Research Training Program Job Openings

The Psychedelic Medicine Research Training Program invites early-career scientists to join our team as postdoctoral researchers. We provide partial or full funding for up to five years, and fellows work closely with a faculty mentor to pursue original research projects. This is an exciting opportunity for fellows to participate in studies that investigate the therapeutic use of psychedelics or their mechanism of action in the brain and body.

Learn more about the Psychedelic Medicine Research Training Program and how to apply.

Postdoctoral Job Openings

Our research faculty seek talented and motivated postdoctoral fellows.

Masurkar Lab

A National Institutes of Health–funded postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Arjun V. Masurkar, MD, PhD, part of the Center for Cognitive Neurology in the Department of Neurology. The postdoctoral fellow will study the pathophysiology of memory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease as part of a multidisciplinary team. The position is funded by an RF1 grant from the National Institute on Aging. The successful candidate will learn to combine cutting-edge techniques (including in vitro electrophysiology, in vivo microendoscopic calcium imaging, optogenetics, and behavior) to study memory circuit dysfunction in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease. This is part of a larger research project that aims to understand the differential vulnerability of hippocampal subcircuits to amyloid and tau pathology, from molecular to behavioral levels.

The overarching goal of Dr. Masurkar’s research program is to improve the detection, tracking, and treatment of early Alzheimer’s disease by studying the mechanisms of early symptoms via a bench-to-bedside approach. This is an outstanding opportunity to work independently on a high-impact, state-of-the-art project in a stimulating translational research environment.

Qualifications include the following:

  • PhD or equivalent in neuroscience or a related field
  • independent conduct and development of research projects
  • excellent scientific productivity evidenced by publication record
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills

Experience with in vitro electrophysiology, in vivo imaging and electrophysiology, and/or behavior is desired, but there are opportunities for training for otherwise exceptional candidates.

Applicants should send a CV, a cover letter that includes a statement of research goals and date of availability, and contact information for three references to Dr. Masurkar at

Salzer Lab

The Salzer Lab is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to direct a project characterizing the role of adult neural stem cells in myelin repair. This project is part of an ongoing program to ameliorate demyelination and restore function in patients with multiple sclerosis. The project is funded by an R01 from the National Institutes of Health, with additional support from a private family foundation.

This position is available immediately. Prior research experience with mouse genetics and histology and/or a background in cell and molecular neuroscience would be useful. However, we invite inquiries from all qualified applicants interested in using molecular genetic strategies and mouse models of myelin disorders to elucidate factors that regulate central nervous system remyelination and repair. Interested candidates should contact James L. Salzer, MD, PhD, at and provide a brief cover letter, CV, and the names and contact information for three references.