The Rockefeller University

Postdoc

The Rockefeller University

New York, NY, United States

We are pleased to announce a unique opportunity, the opening of a postdoctoral position in the Laboratory of Neural Systems at The Rockefeller University that is part of the BRAIN Initiative Cell Atlas Network (BICAN). The consortium, headed by the Allen Institute, aims to uncover the genetic underpinnings of functionally specific brain circuits in the non-human primate and human brain. The postdoc position comes with the opportunity to do transformative work in a highly collaborative, interdisciplinary setting of scientific excellence. We will work closely with other laboratories on functional and structural specializations of the marmoset, macaque, and human brain and on the genetic analyses of brain tissue.

We seek applications from highly talented individuals with advanced graduate training in non-human primate neuroscience and a track record of scientific excellence who are excited by the opportunity to uncover the genetic specificity if functionally specific brain circuits. Motivation, enthusiasm, ambition, general qualities as a scientist and person, and a genuine interest in the project are highly valued. The postdoc will characterize multiple functional specializations across the macaque monkey brain. All aspects of the work will be supported by a Research Assistant, to be hired jointly by the PI and the postdoc, working on the project fulltime. The project will provide unique training opportunities in imaging neuroscience, genetic analyses of neural tissue, and the neural basis of cognition.

The Laboratory for Neural Systems works towards uncovering the neural mechanisms of cognition, primarily in the domain of social cognition, including mechanisms of perception, memory, emotion, cognition, and action. It is part of the Price Family Center for the Social Brain, the strong neuroscience community of The Rockefeller University, and is engaged in multiple collaborative research programs with multiple institutions, nationally, and internationally.

Interested individuals should send their CV, a statement of interest and vision, and the names of three references to wfreiwald@rockefeller.edu.

The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or other legally protected class.

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