Mount Sinai Careers

POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

New York, New York
Research


Job Description

The Castellano laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai has an open position for a talented postdoctoral fellow to start in Summer/Fall 2018. Our lab is in the Department of Neuroscience and a member of the Friedman Brain Institute and Ronald Loeb Center for Alzheimer’s disease. Our research focuses on understanding how interactions between the blood/immune system and the brain influence the degree to which the brain ages and becomes susceptible to neurodegenerative disorders, including Alzheimer’s disease (see Castellano, J.M. et al., Nature, 2017 for our recent work [http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature22067]).


Successful candidates will join a growing team that conducts a range of sophisticated techniques in rodent models, including parabiosis, in vivo microdialysis, and next-generation sequencing while leveraging samples and resources from human patient populations available to us at Mount Sinai Hospital. The lab also employs conventional methodologies, including confocal microscopy, molecular cloning techniques, viral-mediated gene transfer, and behavioral studies to understand processes of synaptic plasticity and memory in rodent models of aging and Alzheimer’s disease.

We are seeking a creative, highly motivated, and well-organized individual with a recent Ph.D. (less than one year) in Neuroscience or a related field. Previous expertise in designing constructs for viral creation and delivery in vivo and/or next-generation sequencing is strongly preferred.  Expertise in molecular biology and cloning, microscopy, and basic biochemical techniques is required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a CV (include details of technical expertise), and the contact information of 3 referees to Joseph.Castellano@mssm.edu


Lab website(s): http://labs.neuroscience.mssm.edu/project/castellano-lab/


https://sites.google.com/view/castellanolab/home


Department website: http://labs.neuroscience.mssm.edu


Link to relevant research article (Castellano et al., 2017): http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/nature22067


Qualifications: B.S, B.A or equivalent as well as a PhD or equivalent in a relevant field of biology/neuroscience. Candidate should be a relatively recent (less than one year) graduate from PhD program. We are seeking a creative, highly motivated, and well-organized individual. Previous expertise in behavioral analysis in mouse models of disease and/or next-generation sequencing is preferred but not required. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, a CV (include details of technical expertise), and the contact information of 3 referees to Joseph.Castellano@mssm.edu .