Positions Available

Postdoctoral Fellow Position

An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available to study brain abnormalities associated with genetic risk factors in spasmodic dysphonia (or laryngeal dystonia) using a combination of structural and functional neuroimaging techniques and clinico-behavioral neurotesting. The postdoctoral fellow will function as part of a multi-disciplinary team of neuroscientists, geneticists and clinicians. 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 in neuroscience and neuroimaging.

Qualifications include PhD or MD/PhD in Neuroscience or other relevant areas of biomedical sciences. The 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.

Research Associate Position

An NIH-funded associate researcher position is available to study large-scale neural population models for the simulation of brain activity. The associate researcher will help with the design and implementation of mathematical models (primarily stochastic differential equation systems) and will have the opportunity to work with an inter-disciplinary team of neuroscientists, clinicians and mathematicians.

Qualifications include a Bachelor's degree in Neuroscience/Natural Science/Computer Science/Mathematics or other relevant areas of natural sciences. The candidate should be independent, self-motivated, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Applicants should be well versed in the analysis and interpretation of dynamical systems. The applicant is expected to be comfortable with algorithmic design and programming. Experience using Python, MATLAB and C is required. Experience in programming in Python is preferred.

How to Apply

Application should include candidate’s CV and a brief description of research experience and interests. Reference letters will be requested upon the review of application. The application package should be emailed to Dr. Kristina Simonyan (kristina.simonyan@mssm.edu)

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.