Postdoctoral Position Announcement

Weill Cornell Medical College
New York, New York
Oct 04, 2019
Nov 03, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

Dr. Peter Goldstein at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City has a Postdoctoral Associate position opening in his laboratory. Research in the Goldstein lab focuses on better defining the mechanisms by which a diverse group of pharmacological agents produce anesthesia. A potentially important region within the central nervous system (CNS) for contributing to the anesthetized state is the thalamus. This raises a number of basic questions, such as: What are the effects of different anesthetics on synaptic transmission in the thalamus? Do these drugs have unique effects in specific thalamic regions as a function of differences in receptor expression? GABA release is controlled by multiple mechanisms, including a variety of ion channels; is the function of those channels altered in the presence of anesthetics? The lab uses electrophysiological, immunohistochemical, and molecular biological techniques to address those issues.



We seek a post-doctoral candidate to join an academic/pharma drug discovery team. The ideal candidate will have a familiarity/expertise with heterologous ion channel expression and analysis of structure and function using electrophysiological and biochemical approaches. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate within a multidisciplinary team using cutting edge high-throughput robotic patch clamp, structural techniques, and biorthogonal conjugation chemistry to identify an anti-hyperalgesic drug-site on the HCN1 ion channel. Position available immediately.


To apply, send a tailored cover letter detailing your interest in the position and future career plans, your CV including publication record, and the contact information for three references to Dr. Goldstein at


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