Postdoctoral Position in Neurodevelopment, University at Albany

Research Foundation for SUNY
Albany, New York
Dec 16, 2019
Feb 14, 2020
Position Type
Full Time

Postdoctoral Position in Neurodevelopment, University at Albany (R19-67)

About RF for SUNY at the University at Albany:
Employment is with The Research Foundation for the State University of New York, a private, nonprofit, educational corporation that provides essential sponsored program administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students whose ideas and research generate ground-breaking discovery and translate to entrepreneurial and economic development opportunities for New York State. 

Working at the SUNY Research Foundation for the University at Albany, you will be part of a team that provides essential services to the University as it moves to the front ranks of American higher education, supporting the advancement of education, research and discovery. The University at Albany, a nationally recognized research university with outstanding faculty, researchers and staff, offers challenging, exciting and rewarding careers to those who seek opportunities to grow and excel.
Job Description:
Description of Duties:
A postdoctoral position in neuro-development for NIH funded research is available at Forni Lab, University at Albany. Forni Lab focus is on molecular and cellular aspects of olfactory, terminal nerve, and GnRH-1 neuro-development. The research integrates mouse genetics, cell imaging, biochemical analysis of signal transduction, transcriptomics, and animal behavioral testing. We are looking for a creative and self-driven post-doc with research experience supported by a strong publication record.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD received within the past three years from a college or university accredited by a USDOE, or an internationally recognized accrediting organization.
  • Extensive research experience in developmental biology and or neuroscience supported by a strong publication record.
  • Applicants must address in their application their ability to work with a culturally diverse population.

Preferred Qualifications:

Creative and self-driven postdoctoral trainee with experience in one or more of the following areas: 

  • Working with genetically modified mouse models
  • Behavioral testing
  • Cell/molecular biology
  • Immuno-labeling
  • Imaging
  • RNAseq data analysis
  • Ability to write codes (MATLAB, Python, etc.) for image analysis
  • Knowledge in machine learning/deep learning

Additional Information:
Salary Range: $54,000 - $60,000 DOE

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The Research Foundation for The State University of New York offers exceptional benefits such as healthcare, dental, vision, pension plans, competitive pay, generous paid time off, tuition assistance, life insurance and long-term disability insurance. The University at Albany offers a variety of performing arts, world class libraries, and competitive sporting events.

Application Instructions:
Persons interested in the above position should submit a resume, three work-related references, along with a letter of application to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  



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