Black Family Stem Cell Institute (BFSCI), ISMMS

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Neuroscience, Stem Cell, or related fields

Black Family Stem Cell Institute

New York, NY, United States

We are inviting applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Neuroscience, Stem Cell, or related fields with interest in autism disease modeling.

By using stem cells, we aim to understand the biology that underlies autism spectrum disorders.

We develop methods to differentiate human stem cells and other cell types into mature neurons (PMID: 21962918, 23764284, 31257103). We have uncovered a molecular synaptic defect in fragile X syndrome iPS cell-derived neurons (PMID: 30068571). Fragile X syndrome is the most common genetic cause of autism, and we aim to use it as model to dissect the molecular mechanism behind defective synaptic plasticity in autism spectrum disorders.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity of using state of the art gene-editing, 2D and 3D neuronal differentiation protocols, genomic and proteomic tools, to develop their own research projects, and to lead or participate in local as well as international collaborations.

The ideal candidate has a Ph.D. or equivalent doctorate, a strong background in neuroscience, genetics, stem cell and CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing, or a related discipline and has demonstrated scientific productivity. S/he will be familiar with approaches to integrate biological information from a wide range of data resources. Research experience in synaptic physiology, proteomics, and bioinformatics is a strong advantage.

Mount Sinai is a vibrant academic institution with strong expertise in neuroscience, genomics, and genetics, integrating world-renown expertise in an extremely collaborative environment. Dr. Marro is an Assistant Professor of Neuroscience, with more than ten years of experience in the field of Stem Cells and Neurobiology, first at Stanford University and since 2020 at Mount Sinai. During this time, he has successfully trained several Master’s and Ph.D. students. At Mount Sinai, Dr. Marro also serves as the Co-Director of the Stem Cell Engineering Core.

You will be based at the main campus, which stretches from East 98th to 102nd Streets between Park and Fifth Avenues on Manhattan’s Upper East Side and Central Park.

To apply, please send a CV, a summary of previous work, a letter of motivation and names and contact information of two references. Please submit your application as one PDF-document to Taylor Stokelin (

Incoming postdoctoral fellows are eligible for affordable Mount Sinai Housing within walking distance of the medical school. For more information see:

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Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Neuroscience, Stem Cell, or related fields