POSTDOCTORAL FELLOW

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

 
Roles & Responsibilities:
  • Applications are invited for a postdoctoral research associate position in the Department of Neurology at the Icahn School of Medicine in New York City. The successful candidate will work in the laboratory of Dr. Helen Mayberg, MD studying the longitudinal effects of subcallosal cingulate deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant depression on the power spectrum of the resting electroencephalogram (EEG).
    Deep brain stimulation of subcallosal cingulate white matter (scDBS) is a promising therapy for patients with treatment resistant depression (TRD). It is believed that these patients suffer from a system level disorder, affecting more than a single neurotransmitter or brain region, but a complex network of systems and pathways linking cortical, subcortical, and limbic sites, as well as the neurotransmitters and molecular mediators potentially involved.
    Our research program aims to identify biomarkers in the EEG activity that could be used to predict which patients are most likely to respond to scDBS. Due to the invasive nature of scDBS therapy it is important to reduce the number of patients that will be exposed unnecessarily to the risks inherent in brain surgery and electrode implantation. We hope to use this knowledge to create prognostic models that predict how cognitive ability will change with time after stimulation, track spontaneous and intervened recovery and inform further interventions such as re-implantation of electrodes.

 

Requirements:
  • Required: PhD/doctorate in computational biology, mathematics, cognitive neuroscience or related disciplines.
    Solid background in EEG.
    Expertise in statistical methods and analysis of neuroimaging data.
    Evidence of published peer-reviewed research
    Strong analytical, quantitative, and programming skills
    Proven ability to work independently
    Excellent skills in written and spoken English Preferred: Experience with Matlab and/or Python
    Experience in designing and conducting experiments in cognitive neuroscience
    Experience with clinical research
    The initial term is for two years.
 
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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