Postdoctoral Fellow-MSH

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:
  • The laboratory of Nan Yang, PhD, at the Department of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, is seeking postdoctoral fellows with expertise in neuroscience to study the mechanisms underlying neurodevelopmental and psychiatric disorders, including autism spectrum disorder (ASD). 
    Dr. Yang’s laboratory aims at translating emerging genetic findings from genomic studies into functional analyses with the goal of understanding the pathogenic underpinnings of ASD. The team uses multidisciplinary approaches including CRISPR gene editing, electrophysiology, single-cell sequencing, genetic and epigenetic analyses, and high-resolution imaging to characterize how the disease associated mutations impair neuronal properties and network activities. The qualified candidate is expected to employ brain organoids derived from human pluripotent stem cells and combine live-imaging with next-generation sequencing and biochemical methods to study the early molecular and cellular events, such as cell proliferation, migration and differentiation that are impaired by disease-causing mutations identified in recent large-scale genomic studies.



  • Basic qualifications: 
    • PhD, 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. 

    Preferred qualifications: 
    • Experience with human stem cell cultures; 
    • Familiarity with R and other statistical software.
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. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

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 comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and does not discriminate, exclude, or treat people differently on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. 

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