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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 Dimitris Placantonakis 

We are seeking outstanding candidates for 2 postdoctoral fellow positions in the Neurosurgical Laboratory for Stem Cell Research, led by Dr. Dimitris Placantonakis, at NYU School of Medicine ( Our laboratory is interested in modeling glioma and elucidating pathogenic mechanisms with the ultimate goal of developing novel therapies. The cellular platforms include patient-derived xenograft models and human pluripotent stem cells.

Qualified applicants will be involved in these major areas of research in the laboratory: 1) Elucidation of signaling mechanisms downstream of a cell surface receptor that we found plays a crucial role in glioblastoma progression and characterization of effects of receptor activation on cancer stem cell biology and 2) Characterization of epigenetic alterations and novel dependencies in a novel model of low-grade glioma based on a human neural stem cell platform.

We will consider qualified candidates with PhD or MD/PhD degrees and a background in any of the following areas: Signaling and pharmacology, Epigenetics and chromatin conformation, Stem cell biology, Glioma biology. Experience in cell culture and mouse work is desired, but motivated candidates with other backgrounds are also encouraged to apply.

The laboratory is supported by grants from NIH, the New York State Stem Cell Science program (NYSTEM) and private foundations. Candidates will benefit from a terrific, collaborative scientific environment and outstanding core facilities at NYU School of Medicine, as well as close affiliations of the lab group to NYU’s Perlmutter Cancer Center, Kimmel Stem Cell Center, Neuroscience Institute, Brain Tumor Center and the Department of Neurosurgery. Additional information about postdoctoral training at NYU School of Medicine can be found at

Please email a letter of interest, CV/biosketch and a list of 3 references to Dimitris G. Placantonakis, MD, PhD at

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 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.

Research Technician

Laboratory of Eric Klann

A Lab Technician position is available in the Klann laboratory in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. The technician will be involved in  maintaining a colony of knockout and transgenic mice, performing behavioral tests,  preparing neuronal cell cultures, and in assisting in related molecular biology experiments.

The specific duties of the Technician will include: 1) preparation of cell cultures (generation and maintenance of mouse neuronal cultures, maintenance of human induced pluripotent stem cells [iPSCs], and generation of neurons from human iPSCs), 2) participate in managing the mouse colony including (animal husbandry, colony census and tracking, genotyping, communicating with the senior animal colony manager in the lab, 3) performing behavioral test batteries (erforming the tests, analyzing the data from the tests, careful record keeping, communicating results and plans with lab members), and 4) assisting in related molecular biology experiments (will work closely with other members of the laboratory as assigned).

Required qualifications for the Technician position: 1) BS or MS degree in Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or a related scientific discipline, 2) experience in behavior, animal husbandry, and PCR-based genotyping or experience in preparing and maintaining neuronal cell cultures, 3) effective oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills, and 4) immediate start date preferred.

Interested candidates should send an email to with the following: 1) CV and 2) Cover letter, detailing experience in behavior, animal husbandry, cell culture, and/or molecular biology.

Laboratory of Katherine Nagel

The Nagel lab 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 2 references to


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