The laboratory for Cell fate specification and Circuit Development at the Burke Neurological Institute affiliated with Weill Cornell Medicine (http://burke.weill.cornell.edu) is seeking a talented Postdoctoral Fellow to work in the field of developmental and regenerative neuroscience. The Burke Neurological Institute is a unique setting where investigators engaged in fundamental neuroscience research work alongside those conducting clinical studies with patients (stroke, spinal cord injury, cerebral palsy) with a singular focus to cure neurological disability.
The goal of our lab specifically is to use fundamental neuroscience to identify molecular strategies that can be utilized for repairing the diseased or damaged nervous system. Using mouse models and advanced molecular approaches, our work is specifically focused toward repair and recovery in motor neuron diseases such as ALS, as well as following spinal cord injury, and stroke.
For this, we use advanced molecular approaches including mouse genetics, CRISPR–mediated gene editing, in utero electroporation for gene misexpression, viral-mediated gene transfer, and molecular profiling (transcriptomics, epigenomics). We combine these approaches with precision surgery using ultrasound-guided backscatter microscopy, high-throughput imaging, mouse models of CNS injury and disease, and behavior.
Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or a related field in the life sciences at the time of employment.
A background in Neuroscience as well as directly related lab experience in molecular biology techniques (gene misexpression, gene profiling, anatomical circuit-level investigation, and/or mouse surgical experience will be considered as a plus).
Strong communication, demonstrated organization skills, attention to detail, and the ability to carry out responsibilities in a collaborative team environment are essential.
Interested candidates should submit a CV, cover letter and contacts for at least three references to Vibhu Sahni, Ph.D., at email@example.com
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About Burke Neurological Institute
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.
The Burke Neurological Institute is an equal opportunity employer.