The laboratory of Silvia De Rubeis, PhD, at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, is seeking an ambitious, creative, and motivated postdoctoral fellow with expertise in neuroscience to study the mechanisms underlying intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
About the Job
Dr. De Rubeis’ laboratory aims at translating emerging genetic findings from large-scale genomic studies into functional analyses in cellular and mouse models with the goal of understanding the pathogenic underpinnings of ID and ASD. The laboratory focuses on two rare genetic disorders, DDX3X syndrome and ADNP syndrome, using cellular and animal models. Our team currently includes a postdoctoral fellow, two research associates, and an intern.
To learn more about our scientific interests, please see our publications:
We offer a 2-year position, renewable up to 5 years, with a competitive salary and benefit package. The candidate will have the opportunity to:
- Conduct cutting-edge research with a strong translational impact for neurodevelopmental disorders;
- Integrate the neuroscience expertise with genetics and genomics skills and be involved in large-scale genomic studies;
- Be an active participant in the vibrant and exciting research community of the Seaver Center and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers convenient housing options for postdoctoral fellows. Postdocs also receive support from a dedicated Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. To learn more about postdoc services and resources, please visit the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs site.
- PhD, MD, MD/PhD in Neuroscience/Molecular Biology/Cellular Biology;
- Demonstrated expertise in neuroscience;
- Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team.
- Prior experience with mouse models;
- Experience with in utero manipulation techniques and/or stem cells biology;
- Good understanding of genetics;
- Familiarity with R and other statistical software.
How to Apply
Apply on the Mount Sinai Careers website (requisition number: 2447514) and e-mail a CV, cover letter detailing your research experience and interests, and contact information for 1-3 references to Dr. De Rubeis.