Postdoctoral Fellow - Spinal Cord Injury and Regeneration

White Plains, New York
Oct 18, 2019
Jan 16, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

Burke Neurological Institute is a research entity affiliated with the Weill Cornell Medicine, the medical school of Cornell University. We provide ample training opportunities, a collaborative research environment and state-of-the-art facilities to the next generation of neuroscientists.

The Laboratory of Molecular Regeneration and Neuroimaging at the Burke Neurological Institute, Weill Cornell Medicine, is seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated postdoctoral researcher. The main focus of our lab is to understand the molecular mechanisms of axon growth and circuit formation ( We use genetically modified mouse models combined with viral circuit tracing and multiphoton deep imaging to study how pro-growth signaling pathways direct axon regeneration, synaptogenesis and functional recovery. Our goal is to develop clinical relevant strategies to rewire severed neuronal connections and to enable meaningful functional recovery after spinal cord injury. Other related projects in the lab address the signaling circuitry of pain and pathological mechanisms causing the neurological phenotypes of neuro-cardio-facio-cutaneous syndromes. Techniques employed in our lab include transcriptome and translatome profiling, in vivo Ca2+ imaging, CRISPR/Cas9 and TALEN-based gene editing as well as behavioral analysis.

Qualified applicants should hold a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related fields at the time of employment. Experience with molecular biology, spinal cord injury and/or multi-photo in vivo imaging would be very welcome. Successful candidates will have a strong interest in basic medical research, as well as excellent organization and communication skills.

The position is available immediately. Compensation includes NIH scale salary and full benefits.

To apply, please send your CV and a one-page cover letter outlining your research interests, along with contact information for at least two references, to Dr. Jian Zhong (


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