A research assistant professor / research scientist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele at Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute. The primary focus of the laboratory is on genetic and environmental mouse models related to neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism spectrum disorder and pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder. Applicants should have a strong, well-rounded background in neuroscience, ideally including molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy, electrophysiology, stereotactic surgery, and chemo/optogenetics. Successful applicants should have completed a doctorate and a successful postdoctoral position, with a demonstrated ability to organize projects and publish papers. Long-term funding for this position is secure, allowing growth within a sustained research program. The position will allow for substantial intellectual contribution and development within the research program, as well as hands-on supervision and co-mentorship of lab members.
Candidates should send a CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additional Salary Information: Salary range from $75,000-$105,000, commensurate with experience.
About Columbia University and New York State Psychiatric Institute
The Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University is preeminent among academic medical institutions in psychiatric research, education and clinical care. Since 2007 we have remained in the top 3 in annual research funding from the National Institutes of Health, supporting our world-class research and training programs. Major research programs focus on particular disease areas such as anxiety, sc...hizophrenia, and neurodevelopmental disorders using research approaches that range from studies that attempt to specify the basic mechanisms of a disease to those that examine the clinical efficacy of a particular treatment modality. Epidemiology, behavioral and cellular pharmacology, molecular and developmental neurobiology, brain imaging, genetics, and psychopharmacology all play a role in helping us in our quest to understand and treat brain and behavioral disorders.
In fulfilling its tripartite mission of research, education and clinical service, the Department of Psychiatry seeks to define the standards of care and practices in psychiatric medicine for the field. In this regard, its special relationship with the New York State Office of Mental Health provides an exemplary model of an academic and public partnership. The Department’s offices and laboratories are housed primarily in the New York State Psychiatric Institute, a state supported, research-dedicated institution that vastly enlarges the scope and vitality of the department and is located on the campus of the Columbia University Medical Center.