Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience

Positions Available

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine together with the Montefiore Medical Center is launching an ambitious Brain Sciences Initiative. As part of this large-scale expansion, the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience will recruit a number of highly qualified faculty in the coming years.

Einstein boasts a strong research faculty and enjoys an exceptionally collegial and collaborative environment. The Department of Neuroscience has a 50 year history of conducting cutting-edge research in diverse areas of neuroscience, with strong links to other basic science departments and institutes at Einstein, and growing collaborations with clinical departments at Montefiore.

 

Assistant and Associate Professors

This year, candidates with research interests in basic, clinical or translational neuroscience will be considered for at least two tenure-track positions at the Assistant and Associate Professor level. Applications from exceptional Full Professors will also be considered. Highly competitive start-up packages are available. Outstanding applicants may also be considered for named endowed Chair and endowed Scholar positions. There are also opportunities for co-appointments in clinical departments.

Applicants must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree, with a track record of research excellence. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a summary of research accomplishments and goals (maximum 3 pages) to neurosearch@einstein.yu.edu. Applicants should also arrange to have 3 letters of reference sent directly to this email address.

Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2016 and continue until the positions are filled.

 

Postdoctoral Fellows

Ballabh Lab 

Lab description: The Ballabh lab is focused on understanding the pathogenesis of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) in preterm infants and developing strategies to minimize brain injury in the survivors of IVH. Ongoing interests include evaluating glutamatergic and GABAergic neurogenesis in preterm human infants (autopsy samples) and premature rabbits with IVH. In addition, we are employing genetic as well as pharmacological tools to restore production of cortical neurons / interneurons and enhance neurological function in preterm rabbits with IVH.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have fewer than three years of postdoctoral experience and a strong publication record in the field of developmental neurobiology. To apply, please email CV, cover letter (stating career goals, research interest and past accomplishments), and contact information for referees to praveen.ballabh@einstein.yu.edu at Kennedy Center, room 713 and 724

 

Gonçalves Lab 

Applicants are sought for a postdoctoral fellow position in the laboratory of Dr. J. Tiago Gonçalves, who is joining the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience and the Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

Dr. Gonçalves’ research aims to understand how experience and neuronal activity contribute to the differentiation of adult neural stem cells, as well as the circuit integration and the function of adult-born neurons in the dentate gyrus. The successful candidate will be using a combination of in-vivo 2-photon imaging, behavioral testing and electrophysiology/optogenetics to study the integration of newborn neurons into the circuitry of the mouse hippocampus.

Applicants should have a proven track record in one or more of the following areas: optical microscopy, in-vivo imaging and/or electrophysiology, optogenetics, rodent behavioral testing, hippocampal physiology, molecular biology, rodent handling and surgery. Experience with image analysis and computer programming (Matlab, Python, R, C++) is preferable, although not essential. Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file to openpositions@goncalveslab.org with the following information: updated curriculum vitae, name and contact information of two references, cover letter detailing past achievements, current scientific interests and future career goals. Funding is available and salary will be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications.

Earliest start date is January 2017.

 

Pena Lab 

A postdoctoral position is available for an NIH-funded project at the Pena lab, to study the auditory system, with a focus on neural coding and the neuroethological approach. The postdoctoral fellow will join a collaborative research team interested in the coding of sensory cues and their probabilities in the auditory system of barn owls. The project will require collecting data from neural populations using multi-electrode arrays while manipulating the auditory scene.

Experience in electrophysiology and familiarity with data analysis and Matlab programming is desired. Applications (including research background and interests, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for references) or inquiries should be sent to jose.pena@einstein.yu.edu. The position will remain open until filled.

 

Research Assistant

Gonçalves Lab 

Applicants are sought for a research assistant position in the laboratory of Dr. J. Tiago Gonçalves, who is joining the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience and the Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.

Dr. Gonçalves’ research aims to understand how experience and neuronal activity contribute to the differentiation of adult neural stem cells, as well as the circuit integration and the function of adult-born neurons in the dentate gyrus. The lab will use variety of cutting-edge neuroscience techniques, such as in-vivo 2-photon imaging with simultaneous behavioral testing and in-vivo electrophysiology/optogenetics, to study the integration of newborn neurons into the circuitry of the mouse hippocampus.

Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in biology, physics, engineering or related fields along with a strong interest in neuroscience research. Previous experience in a research lab, and excellent organizational skills are also required. Preference will be given to applicants with experience in rodent handling and/or computer programming (MATLAB, Python, C++). Interested candidates should submit a single PDF file to openpositions@goncalveslab.org with the following information: updated curriculum vitae, name and contact information of two references, cover letter detailing past achievements and future career goals. Funding for this position is available and salary will be determined based on the applicant’s qualifications.

 

 

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