Postdoctoral Researcher

New York City, Manhattan
Up to $95,000 per year plus benefits, commensurate with experience and qualifications
December 10 2020
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Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is seeking enthusiastic, detail-oriented applicants for positions of Postdoctoral Fellow to join multi-disciplinary NIH-funded Neuro-HIV teams with the Akbarian, Morgello, Chen and Swartz Laboratories. The School is one of the nation's leading medical schools, ranked in the top 20 schools for NIH funding. The Departments of Neurology, Psychiatry and Medicine and the Friedman Brain Institute offers an outstanding intellectual and multidisciplinary research environment with a commitment to translational research.  State-of-the-art infrastructure and support is available. The four labs have a strong track record as a 'career conduit' for highly motivated postdocs aspiring leadership positions in academia and industry and have published in the last 5 years in Science, Nature Genetics, Nature Neuroscience, Lancet HIV,  Science Transl Medicine, Cell Reports and other high-profile journals.

1. A postdoctoral position in HIV neurogenomics and epitranscriptomics is available. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team focused on the cell-specific retroviral integration and transcriptomic shifts in the dopaminergic circuitry of postmortem  brain diagnosed with HIV and substance abuse co-morbidity. The project will investigate tissue from the Manhattan HIV brain bank, primary cell cultures and eventually induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-based model systems.  Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong background in molecular biology and genomics. Those with experience in single cell genomic approaches  or stem cell-based techniques are encouraged to apply.

2. A postdoctoral position for HIV xenograft modeling of neuroinflammation is available. The successful candidate will join a multi-disciplinary team exploring cellular and molecular mechanisms of HIV infection and inflammation associated with human progenitor cell-derived immune cells xenografted into the mouse. This highly interdisciplinary project will involve experimental neuropharmacology and behavioral studies in mouse model systems complemented by iPSC-based studies in cell culture. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and a strong background in translational models of neurological and immunological disease.   

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The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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