Postdoc Position at Cornell University

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Location: New York


The Position

We are seeking an enthusiastic postdoc to join the De Marco lab at Cornell. Our focus is to elucidate how perinatal sensory experience shapes the development of cortical circuits. We use a combination of techniques including viral tracing, patch-clamp recording, optogenetic mapping and in vivo calcium imaging to study neuronal development in the mouse brain (Che et al., Neuron 2018; Duan, Che, Chu et al. Neuron 2019; in press). 

The Candidate

Applicants should have a PhD or MD/PhD degree in Neuroscience or a related field and demonstrated previous productivity. Ability to work independently and as a member of a team is expected. Strong writing and communication skills are essential. Prior experience in electrophysiology, in vivo imaging or mouse genetics is desirable.  

About Weill Cornell Medical College

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that's committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York City and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side's scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine's powerful network of collaborators extend to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and New York-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients - the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information. 

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send application materials including a CV that describes past research experience, cover letter and contact information of at least three references by email to Dr. Natalia De Marco Garcia ([email protected]), Assistant Professor, Brain and Mind Research Institute, Weill Cornell Medical College. 

Please mention that you saw this vacancy on Scientifica's website when applying.

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