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Postdoctoral Position in Non-Human Primate fMRI at The Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University
New York City, New York
Salary commensurate with education and experience
Closing date
Dec 11, 2022

Job Details

We are pleased to announce a unique opportunity, the opening of a postdoctoral position in the Laboratory of Neural Systems at The Rockefeller University that is part of the BRAIN Initiative Cell Atlas Network (BICAN). The consortium, headed by the Allen Institute, aims to uncover the genetic underpinnings of functionally specific brain circuits in the non-human primate and human brain. The postdoc position comes with the opportunity to do transformative work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary setting of scientific excellence. We will work closely with other laboratories on functional and structural specializations of the marmoset, macaque, and human brain and on the genetic analyses of brain tissue.

We seek applications from highly talented individuals with advanced graduate training in non-human primate neuroscience and a track record of scientific excellence who are excited by the opportunity to uncover the genetic specificity if functionally specific brain circuits. Motivation, enthusiasm, ambition, general qualities as a scientist and person, and a genuine interest in the project are highly valued. The postdoc will characterize multiple functional specializations across the macaque monkey brain. All aspects of the work will be supported by a Research Assistant, to be hired jointly by the PI and the postdoc, working on the project fulltime. The project will provide unique training opportunities in imaging neuroscience, genetic analyses of neural tissue, and the neural basis of cognition.

The Laboratory for Neural Systems works towards uncovering the neural mechanisms of cognition, primarily in the domain of social cognition, including mechanisms of perception, memory, emotion, cognition, and action. It is part of the Price Family Center for the Social Brain, the strong neuroscience community of The Rockefeller University, and is engaged in multiple collaborative research programs with multiple institutions, nationally, and internationally.

Interested individuals should send their CV, a statement of interest and vision, and the names of three references to

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other legally protected class.



The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics. The university’s 75 laboratories conduct both clinical and basic research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity. Founded in 1901 by John D. Rockefeller, the Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research was the country’s first institution devoted exclusively to biomedical research. The Rockefeller University Hospital was founded in 1910 as the first hospital devoted exclusively to clinical research. In the 1950s, the institute expanded its mission to include graduate education and began training new generations of scientists to become research leaders around the world. In 1965, it was renamed The Rockefeller University. Since its founding, The Rockefeller University has embraced an open structure to encourage collaboration between disciplines and empower faculty members to take on high-risk, high-reward projects. No formal departments exist, bureaucracy is kept to a minimum and scientists are given resources, support and unparalleled freedom to follow the science wherever it leads. This unique approach to science has led to some of the world’s most revolutionary contributions to biology and medicine. Throughout Rockefeller’s history, 24 of its scientists have won Nobel Prizes, 21 have won Lasker Awards and 20 have garnered the National Medal of Science, the highest science award given by the United States.

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