Postdoctoral Research Scientist/Fellow

New York City, New York
Salary plus benefits package
July 26 2019
Life Sciences
Organization Type

The Fitzpatrick lab, a member of the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute at Columbia University, has openings for postdoctoral research scientist/fellows to lead projects combining serial-section electron microscopy, correlative light/electron microscopy, advanced cryo-focused ion beam specimen preparations, cryo-electron tomography and 3D processing/subtomogram averaging of neurons, glia, and human brain tissue.

Situated in the heart of Manhattan, the Zuckerman Institute houses sixty laboratories employing a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly collaborative environment, labs work together to gain critical insights into human health by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures and recovers from trauma or disease.

Members of the lab will have access to a state-of-the-art suite of electron microscopes and computing resources:

Titan Krios microscope(s) with Gatan BioQuantum energy filter and K3 Summit direct electron detector

Aquilos cryo-FIB/SEM microscope and a Leica cryo-correlative fluorescence light microscope (Fitzpatrick Lab)

Nova Nano SEM and a Zeiss SIM/PALM super-resolution light microscope (Fitzpatrick Lab)

NVIDIA RTX 2080Ti GPU cluster (Fitzpatrick Lab)

We are looking for outstanding scientists who have a PHD and a strong background in biophysics, biochemistry or neuroscience. Prior cryo-EM/electron tomography experience is considered an advantage, but is not essential.

If you’re interested in joining our lab, please send your CV with a brief description of your current research, as well as 2-3 contacts for references, to

Columbia University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Columbia values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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