Neuroscience Institute Job Openings

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Neuroscience Institute Job Openings

The Neuroscience Institute seeks accomplished individuals to join our team. Below are job opportunities available in our faculty labs.

Recent college graduates interested in our neuroscience research associates program can apply in early 2019.

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.

Postdoctoral Job Openings

Our research faculty seek talented and motivated postdoctoral fellows.

Scharfman Lab—July 24, 2018

The laboratory of Helen E. Scharfman, PhD, has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow to conduct multidisciplinary studies using optogenetics and designer receptors exclusively activated by designer drugs (DREADDs) in normal mice and animal models of disease. To apply, email Dr. Scharfman at or

Placantonakis Lab—May 2, 2018

The laboratory of Dimitris G. Placantonakis, MD, PhD, is seeking outstanding candidates for two postdoctoral fellow positions in the Neurosurgical Laboratory for Stem Cell Research. The laboratory is interested in modeling glioma and elucidating pathogenic mechanisms with the ultimate goal of developing novel therapies. Cellular platforms include patient-derived xenograft models and human pluripotent stem cells. Fellows will conduct research to elucidate signaling mechanisms downstream of a cell surface receptor that we found plays a crucial role in glioblastoma progression; characterize the effect of receptor activation on cancer stem cell biology; and characterize epigenetic alterations and novel dependencies in a novel model of low-grade glioma based on a human neural stem cell platform. To apply, email a letter of interest, CV, and three references to Dr. Placantonakis at

Froemke Lab—February 9, 2018

The laboratory of Robert C. Froemke, PhD, is looking to hire postdoctoral fellows to collaborate on studies of maternal behavior and synaptic plasticity. We are especially interested in applicants with a background in endocrinology or electrical engineering. Regardless of your background or expertise, you are welcome to contact Dr. Froemke at to discuss a potential position in our lab.

Tritsch Lab—February 9, 2018

The laboratory of Nicolas Tritsch, PhD, seeks talented, motivated, and creative postdocs to join our team. We study how the basal ganglia contribute to the selection, execution, and reinforcement of motor actions in mice. Our studies span several levels of analyses, from synapses to circuits, and utilize diverse experimental approaches (both in vitro and in vivo), including whole-cell electrophysiology, two-photon imaging, fiber photometry, optogenetics, and behavioral analyses. Interested candidates with experience in molecular biology, electrophysiology, cellular imaging, and/or rodent behavior are particularly encouraged to apply. All applicants should send a brief statement of research interests, CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. Tritsch at

Rinberg Lab—February 9, 2018

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dmitry Rinberg, PhD. Our lab uses electrophysiology, optogenetics, and psychophysics to understand the principles of sensory information processing. Specifically, we are focused on two questions: First, how is odor information coded in the brain of the awake, behaving mouse? Second, how is information relevant to animal behavior extracted by the brain? Postdoctoral researchers in our lab engage in both experimental and computational studies of multineuronal coding in awake, behaving mice. These include, but are not limited to, measurement and analysis of electrophysiological signals from olfactory bulb and olfactory cortices; conducting olfactory psychophysical experiments; developing optogenetic approaches; and a combination of imaging with electrophysiological methods. Interested candidates should send their CV and three reference letters to Dr. Rinberg at

Lin Lab—February 9, 2018

The laboratory of Dayu Lin, PhD, seeks to fill one or two postdoctoral fellowship positions to study the neural circuits underlying mouse social behaviors. Projects involve in vivo electrophysiological recording, viral-mediated functional manipulation, and mouse behavioral assays. Potential candidates must be highly self-motivated and enthusiastic about taking on new challenges. Preferred candidates should have experience in electrophysiology, data analysis, and mouse behavioral assays. Candidates with a strong background in other fields (such as molecular biology, physics, or mathematics) who are interested in understanding brain circuits are also welcome to apply. Interested candidates should send their CV and the names and contact information of two or three references to Dr. Lin at

Laboratory Manager Job Openings

Join our team as a lab manager to build hands-on research experience.

Scharfman Lab—July 24, 2018

There is currently an opening in the laboratory of Helen E. Scharfman, PhD, for a research technician to learn and conduct basic techniques including genotyping, immunocytochemistry, and confocal microscopy. To apply, email Dr. Scharfman at or

Nagel Lab—May 15, 2018

The laboratory of Katherine Nagel, PhD, is seeking a research technician to study neural circuits underlying navigation in Drosophila. The technician will be responsible for performing high throughput automated behavioral experiments, genetic crosses, and analysis of behavioral data. In addition, the technician will be involved in constructing custom equipment and software for behavioral monitoring under the supervision of postdocs and graduate students in the lab.

The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in neuroscience and behavior, experience with coding (Matlab preferred), and some exposure to genetics. Excellent organizational skills are required. We are seeking a commitment of two years, during which the technician will gain experience with Matlab and Labview, Drosophila genetics, and analysis of large data sets. This position is a good fit for a candidate interested in pursuing graduate or medical school and seeking to gain independent research experience.

Interested candidates should send a CV and names of two references to