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Postdoctoral Researcher, NIDA Avant-Garde Project, NeuroHIV

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Departments of Neuroscience, Genetics and Genomics and Psychiatry
New York City, New York
Up to $125,000 per year plus benefits, commensurate with experience and qualifications
Closing date
Oct 29, 2022
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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is seeking enthusiastic, detail-oriented applicants for positions of Postdoctoral Fellow to join multi-disciplinary NIH-funded Neuro-HIV team (Akbarian laboratory) . The School is one of the nation's leading medical schools, ranked in the top 20 schools for NIH funding. The Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry and Medicine and the Friedman Brain Institute offers an outstanding intellectual and multidisciplinary research environment with a commitment to translational research.  State-of-the-art infrastructure and support is available. The Akbarian lab has a strong track record as a career conduit' for highly motivated postdocs aspiring leadership positions in academia and industry. Our group has published in the last 5 years in Science, Nature Genetics, Nature Neuroscience, Nature Communications and other high-profile journals.

1. A postdoctoral position in  available for a project on humanized mouse models of HIV infection in the central nervous system. The successful candidate will lead a multi-disciplinary team exploring cellular and molecular mechanisms of HIV infection and inflammation associated with human stem cell-derived immune cells xenografted into the mouse. Of specific interest are epigenetic mechanisms, including HUSH and other repressor complexes , and their role in viral suppression and latency. This highly interdisciplinary project will involve experimental neuropharmacology, stem cell genetic engineering and molecular and behavioral studies in the humanized mouse model. Candidates should have a Ph.D. or M.D. and a strong background in translational models of neurological and immunological disease.   

2. A postdoctoral position is available to lead an innovative neurogenomics project focused on cell specific single chromatin fiber profilings in human and mouse brain

To apply, please send  curriculum vitae and contact info for three letters of reference, to

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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