Postdoctoral Positions

Listed below are some of the exciting postdoctoral positions currently available at Icahn School of Medicine. If you do not find a position in your particular area of interest, you may want to refer to a specific Department's site to inquire about other opportunities.

Department of Neuroscience and Friedman Brain Institute
A Postdoctoral position is available immediately for an NIH-funded project that will study the processing of color information in primate cortex. The project is under the direction of Youping Xiao, PhD, at the Icahn School of Medicine, New York, New York. The position is available for four years.

We employ a multidisciplinary approach, including optical imaging, 64-channel electrode recording, neuroanatomy, advanced statistical analysis, and modeling. Our current research focuses on the population-based representation of color or other information, neural substrates of color perception, and functional connectivity between neurons. We will continue our close collaboration with colleagues within the institution, including Dr. Ehud Kaplan, and those at Watson Research Center, IBM. The research environment at the Icahn School of Medicine and the IBM provides many opportunities for developing a broader knowledge of vision research and computational neuroscience, with access to state of the art computational facilities. For further information about the Xiao Lab see http://www.mssm.edu/profiles/youping-xiao.

The candidate should have a doctoral degree in neuroscience, electrical engineering, computer science, physics, or mathematics, with experience in collecting or analyzing electrophysiological or neuroimaging data. A strong quantitative background and experience in programming (Matlab, C/C++, or Python) are preferred.

Interested individuals should send a statement of interests, CV, letters of reference, PDFs of representative publications, and the expected date of availability to Dr. Xiao (youping.xiao@mssm.edu).

The Icahn School of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


NIH-Funded Postdoctoral Position At Icahn School of Medicine, New York, NY
Department of Neurology
Two NIH-funded postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Kristina Simonyan in the Department of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine, New York. The research emphases of the laboratory is on understanding brain mechanisms of normal and disordered voice and speech production as well as identifying the neurological correlates of primary focal dystonias using a multi-modal neuroimaging approach (fMRI, DTI, high-resolution MRI, PET). The specific project will involve understanding brain abnormalities associated with genetic risk factors in patients with spasmodic dysphonia (or laryngeal dystonia) using a combination of structural and functional neuroimaging techniques and clinico-behavioral testing. The postdoctoral fellow will function as part of a multi-disciplinary team of neuroscientists, geneticists and clinicians.

Qualifications included PhD or MD/PhD in Neuroscience or other relevant areas of biomedical sciences. The ideal candidate should be independent, self-motivated, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. The candidate should have solid knowledge of image processing using computational (Linux, MATLAB) and statistical (AFNI, FSL, SPM) methods.

The Mount Sinai Health System, founded in 1852, is a 1,171-bed, tertiary-care teaching facility acclaimed internationally for excellence in clinical care and research. Located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, the center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Icahn School of Medicine. The intellectual environment is rich with other extramurally funded investigators, who are conducting research in the field of movement disorders and neuroscience. Opportunities exist for scientific interactions and collaborations with an extensive program of seminars, symposia and other organized meetings focused on a large array of topics. The shared facilities and resources available for the conduct of neuroimaging studies include state-of-the-art Imaging Science Laboratories (ISL) for image acquisition and processing, electronics, MR microscopy and small animal laboratories. The ISL hosts two research MRI systems – a 1.5 T Siemens Sonata and a 3.0 T Philips Achieva, which are specially equipped to perform high-resolution functional and structural brain imaging. The 3.0 T Philips scanner will be used to acquire data in the above-mentioned studies.

Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. We recognize the power and importance of a diverse employee population and strongly encourage applicants with various experiences and backgrounds.

Inquires, including candidate’s CV and brief description of research experience and interests, should be sent to

Kristina Simonyan, MD, PhD
Department of Neurology
Icahn School of Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place, Box 1137
New York, NY 10029
Tel: (212) 241-0656
Email: kristina.simonyan@mssm.edu


Postdoctoral Fellowship in Cartilage Repair
A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the area of cartilage repair, beginning in the summer of 2012 and extending for a minimum of 2 years. Salary commensurate with experience. Applicants should be highly motivated and may have either an MD and/or PhD degree. The general aims of the research are to investigate mechanical injury and repair in articular cartilage for regenerative medicine and repair. Experience with cell/tissue culture, animal models, and molecular biology are necessary. Applicants with a previous background in cartilage biology will be given strong preference. To apply, please send a cover letter and statement of interests, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Calogera M. Simonaro, Department of Genetics & Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine: calogera.simonaro@mssm.edu.

Mount Sinai is an equal opportunity employer located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.