Postdoctoral Scientist in Neuroscience of Metabolism
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
February 25, 2018
New York, New York
Full Time - Experienced
Academic / Research
A postdoctoral scientist position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Stanley, at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City. The postdoc will work on an NIH funded project to investigate neural regulation of metabolism. The postdoctoral scientist will work to develop new methods to regulate neural activity and assess their effectiveness in vitro and in vivo. Primary responsibilities will include planning and executing studies to assess tools for vector delivery in vivo; developing and applying methods to assess neural activity ex vivo; modifying tools for neural modulation to be applied to the central and peripheral nervous system; assessment of the effects of neural modulation ex vivo and in vivo and, with training, implement data management and sharing for the project.
Primary duties and responsibilities
Plan and execute studies to assess the efficiency of a range of vectors for construct delivery to peripheral nerves
Immunohistochemistry and image analysis
Adapting and applying methods to assess neural activity ex vivo such as calcium imaging and electrophysiology
Applying molecular biology tools to modify and generate neuromodulatory constructs
Work with other team members to manage animal colony.
After training, responsible for data management and sharing for the project.
Working with other team members to maintain and update data storage.
Participate in internal and external project meetings and conferences related to project.
Work with team members to ensure protocols and resources are generated, shared and updated in a timely fashion.
Knowledge of scientific literature in areas related to project
Ability to generate ideas and think creatively
Ability to function independently after training
Ability to organize and prioritize work under pressure to meet deadlines
Ability to work on multiple tasks simultaneously
Maintain detailed lab records and protocols
Strong interpersonal skills
Ability to communicate effectively in written and verbal form
Skill in delivering presentations to small and large groups
Ability to work in a team
Ability to provide training and support for other lab members and visitors
PhD in neuroscience, bioengineering, biochemistry or relevant field.
Experience in molecular biology or electrophysiology is a plus.
Internal Number: 275
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