Post-doctoral fellow in Neurosciences
A postdoc position is available in the lab of Dr. Christopher Cardozo http://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/cardozolab/. Dr. Cardozo is Director of the Preclinical Program of the National Center for the Medical Consequences of Spinal Cord injury http://www.scirc.org. His group is located at James J Peters VA Medical Center, Bronx, NY, an affiliate of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The preclinical program comprises a growing group of highly collaborative investigators who pursue a broad range of studies in a team-oriented environment. Current studies are aimed at: small molecules that improve locomotor function or reduce pain after spinal cord injury; understanding the neurobiology responsible for effects of genetic factors on outcomes after spinal cord injury; pharmacologic strategies to improve muscle function after spinal cord injury; and role(s) of the adaptor protein Numb in skeletal muscle function and as a determinant of age-related loss of muscle function.
The successful applicant will have a background in cell and molecular biology, basic skills handling laboratory mice and a history of publication of high quality, first-author publications. The position includes appointment as a post-doctoral fellow at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and thereby provides access to support and access to educational opportunities through the ISMMS Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. Training will be provided as needed.