The Systems Neuroscience Division in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is seeking a tenure-track Assistant Professor, who will develop a research program on developmental neurobiology as it relates to stress vulnerability and psychiatric illness with a particular emphasis on the effects of stress on brain function and depression and anxiety. The Assistant Professor is expected to develop an independent research program that integrates well with ongoing research in the Department of Psychiatry at CUMC. The Assistant Professor will also be expected to participate in the educational and training goals of the department, by supervising and mentoring graduate students, medical students, and post-doctoral fellows.
The successful candidate will have substantial international postdoctoral experience working with transgenic animal models, rodent stress paradigms, in vivo calcium imaging, optogenetics, chemogenetics, stem cell tissue cultures, and next generation sequencing. The candidate is expected to establish an independent research program investigating the neurodevelopmental mechanisms that contribute to mental illness, by incorporating neural circuit techniques with molecular techniques. A history of international collaborations and translational is required. A strong publication and funcding record is recommended.
-Setting up an independent laboratory in the Systems Neuroscience Division in the Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)
- Establish an independent research program investigating the neurodevelopmental mechanisms
- Integrate research program with other PIs in the Department of Psychiatry
-Training postdocs, students, and technicians
-Advising on study design and data analysis
Minimum Degree Required:
PhD in Neuroscience or related relevant discipline
-Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related relevant discipline with direct experience in the study of psychiatric illness
-Knowledge of study design and data analysis associated with rodent models of psychiatric illness
-Managerial or supervisory experience overseeing junior staff/trainees
-Hands-on experience in setting up and validating test equipment
-Documented ability to obtain NIH grant funding
- Strong publication record and international experience
-Maintaining/troubleshooting equipment and tests, coordinating users within the facility, tracking quantitative and qualitative metrics and service fees