Postdoctoral/PhD Position in Circuit Mechanisms of Cognitive Development
We seek a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow or graduate student who will work in a lab at the Friedman Brain Institute of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York City. Hirofumi Morishita Lab studies the mechanisms of perceptual and cognitive development relevant to neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders. We take an integrated in vivo approach, combining molecular, anatomical, electrophysiological, imaging and behavior methodologies using mouse models to address fundamental questions in neuroscience (Science 2010, PNAS 2013, Biol Psychiary 2015,Journal of Neuroscience 2015, 2016).
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, located at Manhattan, New York City, offers an outstanding environment for a successful postdoctoral career in Neuroscience (ranked no.3 in Neuroscience, no.6 in Psychiatry for NIH funding). Our research program is currently funded by multiple NIH grants to support exciting research endeavors for a talented postdoc.
The goal of this position is to identify the key developmental circuit mechanisms of attentional behavior. Potential project will combine circuit-specific in vivo imaging in awake behaving mice using head-mounted miniscope with circuit-specific genetic and viral manipulation of gene expression and neural activity (optogenetics/chemogenetics).
Qualifications: PhD in neuroscience or related field required. Strong interest and relevant background for the above mentioned projects is essential. Past experience in in vivo surgery/ imaging/electrophysiology is preferred. Experience with molecular biology, rodent behavior, and programming is a plus.
Application and required documents:
1) Cover letter (including description of research experience, skills, & interests)
3) Names and contact information (email & tel) of 3 references with a brief description of your relationship to each reference