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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 2023.

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

Postdoctoral Job Openings

Our research faculty seek talented and motivated postdoctoral fellows. Salaries for NYU Langone postdoctoral positions range from $60,000 to $70,000 per year.

Nixon Lab

The laboratory of Ralph A. Nixon, MD, PhD, seeks a highly motivated candidate with a PhD in biological or chemical sciences for a full-time position exploring disease mechanisms in cell and mouse models of Alzheimer’s disease and related neurodegenerative disorders. Our research focuses on fundamental and disease-related regulation of the endosomal-lysosomal pathway and autophagy. We have developed innovative approaches and models to understand how these pathways function in healthy and diseased neurons and also conduct drug target and therapy validation studies. Unique research opportunities are available that combine molecular, cellular, morphologic, and biochemical approaches in a multidisciplinary setting at an internationally recognized research center.

The Nixon Lab is located at the Center for Dementia Research at the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research, an affiliate of NYU Grossman School of Medicine, 15 miles northwest of the George Washington Bridge on the campus of Rockland Psychiatric Center. There are ample opportunities for scientific growth, career enhancement, and development into an independent investigator in academia.

Interested candidates should have demonstrated, detailed experience in conducting cellular and molecular research. Experience with in vivo analyses in mouse models is desirable. Prospective candidates should send a resume and cover letter listing three references to Dr. Nixon at

Salzer Lab

The laboratory of James Salzer, MD, PhD at NYU Langone’s Neuroscience Institute has an available position for a postdoctoral researcher.

The Salzer Lab seeks to understand the interactions between axons and glia in myelinated nerves during health and disease. The candidate will utilize transcriptomic and proteomic approaches to elucidate these interactions during normal development and in genetic models of dysmyelination and demyelination in the peripheral and central nervous systems. We are particularly interested in elucidating the mechanisms by which glial pathology results in axonal pathology given its translational significance for neurological disease.

A recent PhD with a background in cellular and molecular neuroscience and/or neuroimmunology is preferred.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a cover letter with a statement of research goals and dates of availability, and contact information for up to three references to Dr. Salzer 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

Sigurdsson and Ryoo Labs

In the heart of Manhattan, a postdoctoral position is available in the laboratories of Einar M. Sigurdsson, PhD, and Hyung Don Ryoo, PhD, at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. A candidate with a strong background in Drosophila genetics and a recent PhD is sought to participate in investigations on pathogenesis of tauopathies, and to study tau-targeting therapies in Drosophila models. Opportunities are available for conducting similar experiments focusing on α-synuclein and to advance these studies to related human cellular and mouse models. Prior experience in neurodegeneration research with a focus on the tau protein or other protein aggregates and/or biology of antibodies would be beneficial. Creativity, excellent writing skills, and fluent English are all desirable. To apply and for further information, please email Dr. Ryoo at and Dr. Sigurdsson at

Thomason Lab

A National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Moriah Thomason, PhD. Opens in a new tab, 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 Maya Ruiz at