Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), MSHS

Postdoctoral Fellows

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS), MSHS

New York, NY, United States

The laboratory of Nan Yang, PhD, at the Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, is seeking postdoctoral fellows with expertise in neuroscience to study the mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Dr. Yang’s laboratory aims at translating emerging genetic findings from genomic studies into functional analyses with the goal of understanding the pathogenic underpinnings of ASD. The team uses multidisciplinary approaches including CRISPR gene editing, electrophysiology, single-cell sequencing, genetic and epigenetic analyses, and high-resolution imaging to characterize how the disease associated mutations impair neuronal properties and network activities. We also employ brain organoids combined with live-imaging and single-cell profiling to study the early molecular and cellular events, such as cell proliferation, migration and differentiation that are impaired by disease-causing mutations identified in recent large-scale genomic studies.

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Qualifications and Experience

Basic qualifications:

  • PhD, MD/PhD in Neuroscience/Molecular Biology/Cellular Biology;
  • Demonstrated expertise in neuroscience;
  • Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals;
  • Excellent communication skills;
  • Ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience with human stem cell cultures;
  • Familiarity with R and other statistical software.

What we offer

We offer a 2-year position, renewable up to 5 years, with a competitive salary and benefit package. The candidate will have the opportunity to:

  • Conduct cutting-edge research with a strong translational impact for neurodevelopmental disorders;
  • Integrate the neuroscience expertise with genetics and genomics skills and be involved in large-scale genomic studies;

Be an active participant in the vibrant and exciting research community of the Seaver Center and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers convenient housing options for postdoctoral fellows. Postdocs also receive support from a dedicated Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. To learn more about postdoc services and resources, please visit: http://icahn.mssm.edu/education/postdoc


The Yang laboratory is a member of the Black Family Stem Cell Institute and the Friedman Brain Institute at the Mount Sinai Health System.

To learn more about the Black Family Stem Cell Institute, please visit:


To learn more about the Friedman Brain Institute, please visit:


To learn more about the Department of Neuroscience, please visit:


To learn more about the Mount Sinai Health System, please visit: http://www.mountsinai.org


Please send a cover letter detailing your research interests, CV, and three references (include contact information) to Dr. Nan Yang (nan.yang1@mssm.edu)       

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Postdoctoral Fellows