We are seeking an exceptional, motivated, and enthusiastic post-doctoral scholar in the Circuit Repair Laboratory at the Burke Medical Research Institute (BMRI), led by Edmund Hollis II, PhD.
Our laboratory studies the plasticity of motor and sensory systems, principally following spinal cord injury. The ability of the cortex to respond to both training and injury is critical for the acquisition of function and the return of lost function, respectively. We are currently studying the mechanisms of cortical plasticity, genetic control over axon regeneration, and surgical and molecular approaches to circuit repair. These studies utilize optogenetic and chemogenetic testing of circuit function in combination with more traditional anatomical and functional tools. More details on our lab can be found at: http://burke.weill.cornell.edu/hollis-lab
Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Physiology, or Bioengineering, experience with one or more of the following: transcriptomics, CRISPR-Cas, in vivo imaging techniques, in vivo electrophysiology/electromyography, MATLAB/Python coding, and rodent studies. Compensation includes NIH scale salary, housing stipend, and full health benefits. Please contact Edmund Hollis II, Ph.D. at email@example.com.
Burke is an equal opportunity employer with competitive pay scales and benefits.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with NIH and Burke-Cornell guidelines
BMRI, located 35 minutes outside of NYC in White Plains, NY, is a leader in utilizing innovative scientific approaches to develop regenerative strategies to combat neurological disability with particular interests in stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury and neurodegenerative diseases. The Institute is affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine of Cornell University and faculty members are appointed in Departments at Weill Cornell Medicine.