A state-funded staff scientist (research assistant professor level) position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jeremy Veenstra-VanderWeele at New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University. 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. The position will allow for substantial intellectual contribution and development within the research program, as well as hands-on supervision and co-mentorship of junior lab members.
Applicants should have a strong, well-rounded background in neuroscience, ideally including molecular biology, biochemistry, microscopy, electrophysiology, stereotactic surgery, and optogenetics. Successful applicants should have completed a PhD and a successful postdoctoral position, with a demonstrated ability to lead projects and publish papers.
About New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University
The New York State Psychiatric Institute (NYSPI), established in 1895, was one of the first institutions in the United States to integrate teaching, research and therapeutic approaches to the care of patients with mental illnesses. Since its inception, NYSPI has been at the forefront of psychiatry, making major contributions to the clinical care and understanding of the mentally ill. The Institute... is the flagship for the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry, for which it is the primary location of research and educational activities.