New York State Psychiatry Institute
  • 22-Oct-2018 to 21-Dec-2018 (EST)
  • PI- Developmental Neuroscience
  • New York, NY, USA
  • $57,416 (includes location pay)
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Full benefits package based on percentage of full-time effort.

Seeking a qualified post-doctoral candidate to conduct NIH-funded research on the neurobiological basis of stress resilience in a mouse model.

Projects focus primarily on pre-existing neurocircuit differences that interact with a social stressor leading to divergent stress-responses in inbred mice. Current emphasis is on limbic circuits, including the amygdala and the prelimbic to amygdala pathway. However, we are also using data-driven whole-brain approaches to uncover other relevant circuits. Techniques include but are not limited to: mouse behavioral analyses, immunohistochemistry, array tomography, viral-mediated neuroanatomy, inducible viral or transgenic systems for activity-dependent labeling, ex vivo light-sheet and confocal microscopy, chemogenetics, optogentics, slice physiology, and in vivo imaging of single cell activity using miniscopes.


Minimum Qualifications: successful candidates will hold (or be near completion of) a PhD in a neuroscience or related field, and should be available to start between November 2018 and January 2019.

Preferred Qualifications: Strong preference will be given to candidates with either neurocircuitry (e.g. optogenetics, miniscope imaging, electrophysiology) OR computational (e.g. superior programing skills in any language, machine learning, graph theory) backgrounds. Candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills, be highly self-motivated and collegial, and be able to work independently.


To apply:   Submit an application with cover letter and resume by December 21, 2018 through our website Only applications submitted through the RFMH website will be accepted.


The Research Foundation is a private not-for-profit corporation and is not an agency or instrumentality of the State of New York. Employees of the Research Foundation are not state employees, do not participate in any state retirement system, and do not receive state fringe benefits. Excellent Benefits Package. Employer/Minority/Women/Disabled/Veteran Employer. VEVRAA  41 CFR 60-300.5(a) compliant.

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