The Orr lab at Weill Cornell focuses on astrocytic signaling, astrocytic-neuronal interactions, innate neuroimmune mechanisms, and oxidative pathways linked to mitochondria as therapeutic targets for neurodegenerative disease.
We have open positions for Postdoctoral Fellows and other advanced research roles, and welcome inquiries from motivated candidates interested in basic or translational neurobiology. Ideal candidates will have specific interests in astrocytic-neuronal interactions, mitochondrial redox pathways, and/or expertise in in vivo electrophysiology and brain imaging in behaving mice.
Our diverse trainees are individually mentored, supported, and encouraged to lead high-impact research projects, collaborate with others, submit proposals, attend conferences, build their professional networks, and prepare for career success in academia or industry. Please visit our lab website to learn more about our friendly team, exciting work, latest lab news, and core values (orrlaboratory.com).
We are located in a modern state-of-the-art Belfer Research Building in the vibrant upper east side of Manhattan and are part of the bustling biomedical complex of Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering, Rockefeller University, and New York-Presbyterian Hospital. Weill Cornell is comprised of over a dozen graduate programs focusing on medical sciences and human disease and provides training for hundreds of medical and graduate students and over 400 postdoctoral fellows, creating a robust and collaborative research environment in the exhilarating and culturally diverse setting of NYC. Postdoctoral fellows have the option of housing with various amenities close to campus and engagement in an active postdoctoral support system at WCM and the NYC area.
Applicants should have a PhD and/or MD, and rigorous previous training in neuroscience or other relevant fields. We are especially interested in candidates with training in electrophysiology and/or brain imaging of neural activities. We strongly encourage underrepresented and minority applicants to consider our lab. If interested in applying, please send us your CV and a summary of previous accomplishments and current interests.