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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.”


Grant Specialist

Under the direction of the Assistant Director of Finance and Administration, the Grants Specialist is responsible for overseeing the grant application, review, and award process for grant programs.  Assists and participates in all pre- and post-award grant processes; provides support to collect and organize funding opportunities; establishes accounts; reviews and maintains budgets, records, processes necessary corrections to ensure compliance with NYU School of Medicine standards, regulations and guidelines.  The incumbent will work closely with colleagues in the Neuroscience Institute administrative team and the Sponsored Programs Administration Office. Visit to apply and enter job code: 1035109_RR00013629


The Kavli HUMAN Project (KHP) at New York University’s Institute for the Interdisciplinary Study of Decision Making (IISDM) is seeking a Researcher with a background in Molecular Biology, Genetics, or a related discipline to serve as the biological study and sample coordinator for this large-scale longitudinal study of human behavior and biology.

The position entails interacting with leading scientists in biology, genetics, and medicine to oversee sampling (by a sampling staff) of a comprehensive list of biological measurements ranging from blood chemistry to genetics to microbiome for the KHP, slated to begin study participant recruitment in early 2017. The ideal person will be a goal-oriented self-starter, and s/he will have excellent written and oral communication skills to work well with a team of scientists and engineers. We offer an exciting environment and are looking for a highly motivated and detail-oriented person with the ability to take on new challenges.

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