A position for a Postdoctoral Associate in neuroepigenomics is available in the Laboratory of Medical Epigenetics (PI: Dr. Fatemeh Haghighi). Internationally regarded for its dedication to medical science, Mount Sinai is home to an array of leading research institutes, centers, and laboratories, all of which work toward rapidly translating advances in basic science into innovative patient care. Mount Sinai's Fishberg Department of Neuroscience, a major component of Mount Sinai's Friedman Brain Institute, sponsors innovative research in basic and translational neuroscience at the molecular, cellular, systems, and behavioral levels. The Haghighi laboratory at Mount Sinai studies the regulatory system of neuronal and glial cells to identify transcriptional, epigenetic and protein changes associated with sleep disorders, traumatic brain injury, depression, schizophrenia and other psychiatric diseases. Studies involve investigation of both animal and human specimens to determine new regulatory mechanisms underlying behavioral pathology and to identify potential therapeutic targets. This interdisciplinary group offers an excellent environment for growth in the field of biological psychiatry.
For more information, visit Dr. Jennifer Blaze at SFN at poster TT20 (800.08) on Wednesday, November 15 at 1pm.
A position is available for a Ph.D. level candidate with a degree in Neurobiology or Neuroscience who is interested in molecular research, with a focus on understanding the genetic and epigenetic basis of sleep dysregulation associated with psychiatric & neurological disorders. The successful candidate is expected to work towards development of independent scientific ideas and post-doctoral grants [e.g., K99, R03], with a long-term goal of independent investigator status.
-Coursework and practical experience in neuroscience and molecular neurogenetics required.
-Demonstrable experience in molecular genetics techniques.
-Experience and thorough knowledge of rodent behavioral testing and analysis of behavior data.
-Practical knowledge of rodent neuroanatomy and experience with harvesting of brain tissue and rodent surgical techniques
-Must be a highly motivated individual with a positive attitude capable of working independently, as well as being a team-player, with excellent written, verbal and social communication skills.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience