The research lab of Dr. Wayne Frankel in the Institute of Genomic Medicine (IGM; igm.columbia.edu) and Department of Genetics & Development at Columbia University Irving Medical Center seeks a competitive postdoctoral scientist to study neuronal activity and synaptic function in newly developed genetic models of epilepsy. We are most interested in candidates that have recent doctoral training in electrophysiological or optical whole cell recordings of neurons, in vivo or ex vivo. The position also offers opportunity for collaborations, including but not restricted to co-mentorship by other IGM or academic faculty, and training opportunities in molecular genetics.
Competitive applicants will have completed their Ph.D. and published one or more first author research articles in leading journal(s). We seek candidates who are especially motivated to take advantage of this unique opportunity to advance their careers by combining their existing expertise in neurophysiology, with training in molecular genetic analysis and disease modeling.
The IGM, founded in 2015, seeks to comprehensively integrate genetics and genomics into research, training and patient care and to develop programs that prepare trainees for careers as researchers and clinicians in the expanding field of genomic medicine.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.
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