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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.

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

We’re hiring dynamic and collaborative faculty to advance the field of neuroscience through novel research and scholarship.

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor

NYU Langone’s Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative Care, and Pain Medicine and the Neuroscience Institute invite applications for a full-time tenure-track faculty position (assistant or associate professor) or tenured full professor. We seek scholars who are interested in establishing a high-impact research program using innovative approaches to study the central mechanisms of anesthesia or pain, or the effects of anesthesia and/or pain on cognitive function.

Applications must be received by March 31, 2022. Complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Learn more about the faculty position and how to apply.

Postdoctoral Job Openings

Our research faculty seek talented and motivated postdoctoral fellows.

Lang Lab

The laboratory of Eric J. Lang, MD, PhD, in the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology is hiring a postdoctoral researcher to be involved in a five-year BRAIN Initiative National Institutes of Health–funded project. The overall goals of the project are to investigate how imposed electric fields alter cerebellar cortical and nuclear activity and the effect of such changes on learning and perception. The lab uses methods in behavioral neuroscience, optogenetics, and extracellular multichannel recording in anesthetized and behaving animals.

Candidates with experience in work with rodents, intracranial surgery, and electrophysiology are preferred. Programming knowledge is also a plus.

Interested candidates should apply by emailing a current CV along with contact information for two references to Dr. Lang at

Sigurdsson Lab

The laboratory of Einar Sigurdsson, PhD, at NYU Grossman School of Medicine has an available position for a postdoctoral researcher.

A candidate with a recent PhD and a strong background in two-photon imaging in mouse models is sought to participate in NIH-funded studies on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and related tauopathies and synucleinopathies. The work also involves participating in developing therapies and diagnostic-imaging probes for these diseases. Ideally, the applicant should be familiar with using MATLAB, Python, or R/R Studio for data analysis. Experience in neurodegeneration research with a focus on the tau protein or α-synuclein and/or biology of antibodies, and calcium imaging in general, would be beneficial. Creativity, fluent English, and excellent writing skills are desirable.

Applicants should send a CV and contact information for up to three references to Dr. Sigurdsson at

Sippy Lab

The laboratory of Tanya C. Sippy, MD, PhD, seeks postdocs with a background in systems, circuit, or cellular neuroscience. Candidates should be interested in circuit and synaptic mechanisms underlying sensorimotor processing, reward mechanisms, and their translation to psychiatric diseases.

The Sippy Lab seeks to understand the mechanisms by which learned sensory information triggers action. We focus primarily on primary sensory and motor areas as well as the subcortical areas they project to, which include the basal ganglia. Since dopamine is thought to play a central role in reward-based learning, we aim to understand how dopamine affects neural activity at the single cell and circuit level. Experience in calcium imaging is a plus but not required.

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. Sippy at

Thomason Lab

A National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Moriah Thomason, PhD, the Barakett Associate Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Neuroscience Institute faculty member; and director of the Pediatric Neurodevelopment Laboratory in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

The postdoctoral fellow will supervise longitudinal data collection and leverage the existing extensive dataset to test hypotheses linking early brain biomarkers to neurobehavioral development. Applicants with experience and interest in developmental psychopathology, especially mood disorders and cognitive control deficits among underserved and predominantly minority populations, as well as prenatal disease origins, infant mental health, and risk or protective mechanisms are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with multi-modal MRI, early-childhood behavioral assessments, EEG, fNIRs, low-field MRI, computer programming, and statistical modeling is desirable.

The position includes ample research associate support, collaborations with graduate students and faculty, opportunities to become involved in national NIH initiatives (such as HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study (HBCD) and RECOVER COVID), and close collaboration with the principal investigator. The principal investigator is committed to providing mentorship opportunities and supporting fellows in establishing the skills needed for directing an independent program of research. To this end, the principal investigator will support the fellow in submitting and publishing research papers, presenting research at conferences, and writing new grant proposals as lead investigator/trainee (for example, National Research Service Award (NRSA), K01, and K99).

Applicants should email a CV, a cover letter that includes a statement of research goals and date of availability, and contact information for three references to Tessa Vatalaro at