Postdoctoral Research Associate

Columbia University Medical Center, Department of Medicine Division of Cardiology
New York City, New York (US)
Up to $52,000 plus Benefits
May 13 2019
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Postdoctoral Research Associate

The Nectow Laboratory in Columbia University’s Department of Medicine is looking for a motivated and talented candidate for a postdoctoral fellow or more senior research associate position. The lab studies the neurobiology of energy balance (i.e. appetite and energy expenditure) using state-of-the-art imaging, molecular, and functional techniques in mice. We also develop novel technologies to characterize and manipulate neural circuits.

We are currently looking for exceptional candidates with a strong background in neuroscience, particularly with expertise in molecular and systems neuroscience. A motivated and organized individual who is able to work independently, but within a strong team setting is required.

Minimum qualifications for Grade:

Applicants MUST meet this minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant:

A PhD, MD-PhD, or equivalent doctoral training. Experience in neuroscience, biology, engineering, or a closely related field.

Additional position-specific qualifications

A strong background working with mice; experience with advanced techniques in neuroscience (such as optogenetics/chemogenetics, stereotactic rodent surgery, electrophysiology, microscopy, histology, and/or molecular profiling); molecular biology techniques.

We are always looking for individuals of exceptional talent that do not necessarily have a strong background in neuroscience (but do have a strong background in, for example, biomedical/materials engineering, chemistry, synthetic biology, and/or experimental physics/applied mathematics).

Applicants should send a brief cover letter describing their research interests, a CV, and 2-3 references (contact information and/or letters) to Alexander Nectow (

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