Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC), CU

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Columbia University Department of Medicine

New York, NY, United States

The Nectow Laboratory in Columbia University’s Department of Medicine is looking for a motivated and talented candidate for a postdoctoral fellow or more senior research associate position. The lab studies the neurobiology of energy balance (i.e. appetite and energy expenditure) using state-of-the-art imaging, molecular, and functional techniques in mice. We also develop novel technologies to characterize and manipulate neural circuits.

We are currently looking for exceptional candidates with a strong background in neuroscience, particularly with expertise in molecular and systems neuroscience. A motivated and organized individual who is able to work independently, but within a strong team setting is required.

Minimum qualifications for Grade:

Applicants MUST meet this minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant:

A PhD, MD-PhD, or equivalent doctoral training. Experience in neuroscience, biology, engineering, or a closely related field.

Additional position-specific qualifications

A strong background working with mice; experience with advanced techniques in neuroscience (such as optogenetics/chemogenetics, stereotactic rodent surgery, electrophysiology, microscopy, histology, and/or molecular profiling); molecular biology techniques.

We are always looking for individuals of exceptional talent that do not necessarily have a strong background in neuroscience (but do have a strong background in, for example, biomedical/materials engineering, chemistry, synthetic biology, and/or experimental physics/applied mathematics).

Applicants should send a brief cover letter describing their research interests, a CV, and 2-3 references (contact information and/or letters) to Alexander Nectow (


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Postdoctoral Research Associate