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Associate or Full Professor

The Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Health seeks to recruit an established faculty member (Associate or Full Professor) to initiate an innovative, high impact research program and join our dynamic and collaborative community.

The Neuroscience Institute encompasses an outstanding, interactive group of researchers that cumulatively investigate development, genetics, molecular and cellular neurobiology, sensation, perception, cognition, and behavior in a variety of model organisms. Although our institute focuses primarily on basic neuroscience research, we also benefit from interactions with neighboring clinical departments in the School of Medicine with a range of translational interests such as movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, neurodegeneration, developmental and psychiatric diseases, and epilepsy. The Institute also boasts a brand new state-of-the-art facility, a thriving cross-campus graduate program, and a rich array of scientific seminars and events that encourage a collaborative and intellectually stimulating scientific environment.

Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and are expected to have a strong track record of research achievements, including a history of NIH funding and impactful publications. The successful candidate will also be eager to contribute to strengthening our community through mentoring students, postdoctoral fellows, and junior faculty.

All application materials should be submitted electronically to The following application components are required: (1) a cover letter that includes a description of your most significant research accomplishment(s), (2) your curriculum vitae, (3) a concise research statement no more than three pages in length that describes your (a) goals/vision for a research program at NYU Langone Health and (b) experience and qualifications that make you particularly well-suited to achieve those goals, and (4) the names and contact information for three referees.

Applications must be received by December 15, 2017; complete applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

NYU School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online, but questions can be submitted to


Laboratory of Arjun Masurkar

The Masurkar lab in the departments of Neurology and Neuroscience & Physiology is looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic postdoctoral scientist candidates to join our new multidisciplinary, translational neuroscience laboratory. The lab focuses on the neural circuitry of memory dysfunction in Alzheimer disease, and uses animal models, cellular neurophysiology, optogenetics, anatomy, computational modeling, and other approaches to study early-stage pathophysiology.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD with emphasis on cellular neurophysiology and experience with in vitro patch clamp electrophysiology. Alternatively, experience with in vivo electrophysiology with a desire to combine it with in vitro techniques is also welcome. Additional skills including immunohistochemistry, optogenetics, behavior, or computational methods are a plus but not required.

One position is available immediately, and a second starting July 2017. Funding is available for 2-3 years. The positions offer competitive salaries and exposure to a rich scientific environment at NYU and the New York City area. To apply please send your CV, a brief (1 page) description of past research experience, and contact for three references to Dr. Arjun Masurkar.

Laboratory of Katherine Nagel

The Nagel lab currently has an opening for a postdoc starting in late 2016/early 2017.  We use a combination of quantitative behavior, electrophysiology and imaging, genetic manipulations, and computational modeling to investigate the circuit and synaptic basis of olfactory search behavior in Drosophila. Current areas of interest include fly behavior in complex natural odor environments, and synaptic contributions to sensory coding and behavioral dynamics. The postdoc will have considerable freedom to develop a project in line with these broad interests, in consultation with the PI. Successful candidates will have strong analytical and communication skills, a record of research productivity, and the ability to reason clearly and creatively about biological problems. We are particularly interested in candidates with either strong quantitative and programming skills, experience with slice electrophysiology, or a background in molecular biology and genetics. Interested candidates should send a CV and statement of interest, along with names of three references and one publication or manuscript to  More information available at

Laboratory of Nic Tritsch

We are currently seeking talented, motivated and creative postdocs to join our team to 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 by sending a brief statement of research interests, CV and the names and contact information of three reference writers to Nic Tritsch

Laboratory of Biyu He

A post-doctoral position is available starting in Oct 2016, in Dr. Biyu Jade He’s laboratory at the Neuroscience Institute and Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience and Physiology, and Radiology at NYU Langone Medical Center, New York University. Our research focus is on understanding the neural bases of perceptual awareness using a combination of multimodal imaging in humans and computational neuroscience approaches. In addition, we actively seek applications of our research in neurological and psychiatric medicine.

The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. in a specialty related to fMRI, MEG, EEG, ECoG, brain stimulation and/or computational neuroscience, should be able to work independently and have good quantitative, analytical and programing skills. We are currently especially interested in candidates with experience in causal manipulation of the human brain using techniques such as TMS. 

Resources are extensive at NYU Langone Medical Center. Our group has access to 3T and 7T MRI, MEG, human intracranial recordings (ECoG, depth recordings), and TMS. We also have a state-of-the-art EEG/tDCS/psychophysics laboratory with eye-tracking capability. The salary and benefits for the position are highly competitive.

Applicants should send a CV and contact information for three referees to Dr. Biyu J. He (Website:, with subject line “Post-doc application 2016”. Review of applications will be ongoing until the position is filled. 

Laboratory of Einar Sigurdsson

A candidate with a recent Ph.D. degree (zero-three years postdoc experience) and a strong background in research on the biology of antibodies is sought to participate in NIH-funded studies related to Alzheimer’s disease. Creativity, fluent English, and excellent writing skills are desirable.
To apply and for further information, please contact Einar Sigurdsson.

Laboratory of Dayu Lin

We are currently seeking to fill one to two postdoctoral positions to study the neural circuits underlying mouse social behaviors. Projects will 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 experiences in electrophysiology, data analysis and mouse behavioral assays. Candidates with strong background in other fields (e.g. molecular biology, physics or mathematics) who are interested in understanding brain circuits are also welcome to apply. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV and the names and contact information of 2-3 references to Dayu Lin.

Laboratory of Michael Long

We are currently seeking to fill one postdoctoral position to study the neural circuits underlying precise motor timing in the song control pathway of the zebra finch. Projects will involve electrophysiology (both in vitro and in vivo) and behavioral analysis as well as the possibility of adopting molecular and/or florescence imaging approaches. Talented, creative, and motivated individuals are invited to join the team. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV and the names and contact information of 2-3 references to Michael Long.

Laboratory of Robert Froemke

We are looking to hire postdocs for studies of maternal behavior and synaptic plasticity. We are especially interested in anyone with a background in endocrinology or electrical engineering. But regardless of your background or expertise, feel free to contact us about a potential position at NYU. Please email.

Laboratory of Dmitry Rinberg

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Rinberg lab at the NYU Neuroscience Institute. The lab is using electrophysiology, optogenetics,and psychophysics to understand the principles of the sensory information processing. Specifically, we are focused on two questions: 1) how is odor information coded in the brain of the awake, behaving mouse? and 2) how is information relevant to animal behavior extracted by the brain? Postdoctoral researchers 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, olfactory psychophysical experiments, developing of optogenetic approaches, and combination of imaging with electrophysiological methods. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV and three reference letters to Dmitry Rinberg.

Laboratory Manager

Laboratory of Biyu He 

The Perception & Brain Dynamics Laboratory at NYU Langone Medical Center is looking for a lab manager to start in summer 2017. The Laboratory is within the Neuroscience Institute, and affiliated with Departments of Neurology, Neuroscience and Physiology, and Radiology. Our research focus is on understanding the neural bases of perceptual awareness using multimodal imaging (fMRI, MEG, EEG, ECoG) and stimulation (tDCS, TMS) techniques in humans, combined with computational neuroscience approaches.
We are looking for a bright and driven candidate with a Bachelor or Master degree who is dedicated to neuroscience research. Those with a background in neuroscience, biology, psychology, and/or computer science are invited to apply. Programming experience is highly desirable. In addition, the ideal candidate would have high responsibility and dependability, as well as excellent organizational and leadership skills.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a CV, undergraduate / graduate transcript, and names and contacts of two to three referees, to Prof. Biyu J. He, with a subject of “Lab manager application.”

Laboratory of Jayeeta Basu

A Laboratory Manager position is available in the Basu lab, commencing January 2018. Our lab studies neural circuits involved in learning and memory using electrophysiology, imaging and behavioral assays in transgenic mice. Responsibilities of this position include 1) animal experiments such as maintaining mouse colonies, stereotaxic surgery, and behavioral assays, 2) performing project specific molecular and cell biology techniques such as subcloning, DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, cell culture, immunohistochemistry and fluorescence imaging as well as 3) inventory management. The technician is expected to perform general lab management duties including ordering supplies, maintaining lab databases and website, and training lab personnel. Qualifications: Minimum qualification - Master’s of Science Degree in Neuroscience, Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering or a related field with 2 years of experience in relevant areas. PhD preferred.  Candidates from Physics, Mathematics or Computer Science interested in gaining laboratory experience in Neuroscience research are welcome. Effective oral and written communication skills required. The candidate must have good work ethics, analytical and organizational skills, the ability to multitask and to collaborate well with lab members. Basic machine shop and programming skills is a plus. Experience with running animal behavioral assays is a plus. Interested applicants should email a cover letter explaining their relevant work experience and interests and a resume with contact details of 2 references.


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