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Post-doctoral position in New York/USA

12 June 2019

Post-doctoral position in New York/USA

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New York/USA


The laboratory of Silvia De Rubeis, PhD, at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, is seeking an ambitious, creative, and motivated postdoctoral fellow with expertise in neuroscience to study the mechanisms underlying intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

The laboratory aims at translating emerging genetic findings from large-scale genomic studies into functional analyses in cellular and mouse models with the goal of understanding the pathogenic underpinnings of ID and ASD. The postdoctoral fellow will investigate the molecular and cellular mechanisms of DDX3X syndrome using an integrated approach of genetics, molecular biology, developmental biology, and neuroscience. The team currently includes a postdoctoral fellow, two research associates, and two interns.

Basic qualifications include: a PhD, MD, 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 include: Experience with mouse models; Experience with in utero manipulation techniques; Experience with stereotactic injections.

We offer a 2-year position, renewable up to 5 years, with a competitive salary and benefit package. The candidate will have the opportunity to: Conduct cutting-edge research with a strong translational impact for neurodevelopmental disorders; Integrate the neuroscience expertise with genetics and genomics skills and be involved in large-scale genomic studies; Be an active participant in a vibrant research community.

Please send a cover letter, CV, and three references (include contact information) to Dr. De Rubeis at

Job Information

Contract length:
2 years
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Contact Information

Silvia De Rubeis
Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment
Department of Psychiatry
Mindich Child Health and Development Institute
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York

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