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Post-doctoral positions-Ferroptosis/Brain Resilience/Stroke/AD

Burke Neurological Institute
10605, White Plains
NIH Standards (56,484 - 63,852)
Closing date
Mar 5, 2024

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Post-doctoral positions-Ferroptosis/Brain Resilience/Stroke/AD-Ratan Laboratory, Burke Neurological Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine

Job Description: My lab is interested in hiring inquisitive, passionate scientists who love the intellectual and technical aspects of scientific discovery and enjoy working as part of a team. We are interested in transcriptional and epigenetic survival and repair mechanisms. We use in vitro and in vivo models of stroke and Alzheimer’s disease and have studied ferroptotic death for more than 30 years.

Select Publications:

Selenium Drives a Transcriptional Adaptive Program to Block Ferroptosis and Treat Stroke.

Alim I, Caulfield JT, Chen Y, Swarup V, Geschwind DH, Ivanova E, Seravalli J, Ai Y, Sansing LH, Ste Marie EJ, Hondal RJ, Mukherjee S, Cave JW, Sagdullaev BT, Karuppagounder SS, Ratan RR.Cell. 2019 May 16;177(5):1262-1279.e25. doi: 10.1016/j.cell.2019.03.032. Epub 2019 May 2.PMID: 31056284 Free article.

The Chemical Biology of Ferroptosis in the Central Nervous System.

Ratan RR.Cell Chem Biol. 2020 May 21;27(5):479-498. doi: 10.1016/j.chembiol.2020.03.007. Epub 2020 Apr 2.PMID: 32243811 Free PMC article. Review.

2-Deoxyglucose drives plasticity via an adaptive ER stress-ATF4 pathway and elicits stroke recovery and Alzheimer's resilience.

Kumar A, Karuppagounder SS, Chen Y, Corona C, Kawaguchi R, Cheng Y, Balkaya M, Sagdullaev BT, Wen Z, Stuart C, Cho S, Ming GL, Tuvikene J, Timmusk T, Geschwind DH, Ratan RR.Neuron. 2023 Sep 20;111(18):2831-2846.e10. doi: 10.1016/j.neuron.2023.06.013. Epub 2023 Jul 14.PMID: 37453419

Responsibilities: Run 1-3 scientific projects focused on transforming neurological disease understanding; present internally and externally in written and spoken formats; write reviews, manuscripts with an opportunity to write grants; interested in independence in industry and academia.

Compensation: Salary Range: $56,484 to $63,852 salaried exempt position (NIH NRSA scale); based on years of postdoctoral experience

Qualifications:  1.) Ph.D. in Biological Sciences; 2.) Background in in vitro/in vivo models of acute or chronic brain injury 3.) Excellent Writing/Presentation Skills 4.) Desire to run independent lab/group in industry and academia

Benefits: BNI offers a robust Benefit package to full-time employees.  Some highlights include:

  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental and Vision insurance
  • Company paid Life Insurance/AD&D and Long-Term Disability Insurance;
  • Buy ups for additional voluntary life insurance for you and your family and short-term disability buy-up.
  • Health, Dependent and Commuter FSA programs
  • 403b Program with a generous employer contribution after 1 year of service
  • Pet Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Generous PTO and Company Holidays
  • Monthly on campus Happy Hours and annual company retreat
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Supportive and collaborative work environment


The Burke Neurological Institute is a nonprofit leading scientific research institute devoted to advancing the study of neurological diseases and injuries. The overarching goal of the institute, an academic affiliate of Weill Cornell Medicine, is to leverage the most innovative and highest quality neuroscience to restore brain and spinal cord function in those with neurological injury including stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease, age related macular degeneration. Twenty faculty funded by federal and private agencies work alongside 100 individuals on a beautiful 60-acre campus in White Plains, New York, 15 miles from the heart of New York City.

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