POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:

 

Postdoctoral fellow will work in a neuroscience lab of Mount Sinai Medical Center (PI: Hirofumi Morishita, MD, PhD) studies experience dependent brain development to establish novel therapeutic strategies for neurodevelopmental disorders. Experience-dependent cortical plasticity is heightened during developmental critical periods but declines into adulthood, posing a major challenge to recovery of function following injury or disease later in life. The fellow will aim to identify the mechanisms of experience-dependent cortical plasticity. Using visual system, a premier model of critical period, we will take an integrated approach, combining molecular, anatomical, lectrophysiological methodologies (e.g. in vivo viral gene transfer, optogenetics, chemogenetics). The fellow will work in a NIH and foundation funded neuroscience research project that require an expertise on in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology to dissect circuit mechanism of experience-dependent cortical plasticity.

 

Requirements:
  • The fellow's qualifications should coincide with those required to advance the research projects in the laboratory. These involve the design and execution of experiments, the analysis and communication of data in form of research articles and oral presentations and the care of surgical and post-surgical experimental subjects (mice). The fellow will also participate in weekly lab meetings in which the members of the laboratory report and discuss their recent findings.
 
Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
 
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
 
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
 
The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

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