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Assistant or Associate Professors

There are currently two separate neuroscience faculty searches underway at NYU.

The NYU Neuroscience Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) seeks applicants for full time Assistant or Associate Professor positions. Successful candidates will become part of a collaborative enterprise of neuroscientists distributed across the NYU School of Medicine and the Faculty of Arts and Science, including the faculty at the Center for Neural Science and the Nathan Kline Institute. The ideal candidate will have interests in the areas of molecular, cellular, and systems neuroscience. We also encourage those interested in neurodegeneration and movement disorders to apply. A PhD or equivalent degree is required.

The Institute encompasses an interactive research community with a wide range of neuroscience interests, including developmental genetics, molecular, systems, behavioral, and clinical neuroscience; and supports a thriving cross-campus graduate program.

Interested and qualified candidates should submit a single PDF with (1) a cover letter that includes a description of your most significant research accomplishment(s), (2) a curriculum vitae, (3) a research statement no more than five pages in length including (a) goals/vision for a research program at NYULMC and (b) the experience and qualifications that make you particularly well-suited to achieve those goals, and (4) the names and contact information of three references. Send materials to: Andrea Hines – Operations Manager – Email: Applications will be reviewed beginning in October with a final deadline of December 1. We are an equal opportunity employer.

A separate search is based at the Center for Neural Science in the Faculty of Arts and Science on the Washington Square campus, and seeks investigators working in neural circuits in vertebrate systems. Primary appointments and lab space will be in the Center for Neural Science. To find out more details about the process and specific requirements, please visit:
The Graduate Neuroscience Program is now fully integrated across both campuses. All faculty appointments will be able to take advantage of the graduate program and the many shared events.


Laboratory of Jayeeta Basu

We are seeking post-doctoral candidates for positions starting as early as January of 2015 at the NYU Neuroscience Institute. Research in the Basu lab aims to identify circuit-based mechanisms underlying synaptic integration, plasticity and learning behaviors. Our technical expertise spans somatic and dendritic electrophysiology, two-photon imaging and behavioral analysis in mice. The projects will involve studying neuromodulation, sensory coding and memory formation in cortico-hippocampal circuits. The experiments will utilize functional manipulations of genetically defined long-range projection neurons. Candidates should be in the final year or within zero-four years of finishing their terminal degree (PhD or MD/PhD). Individuals with excellent past record of research achievement in any of the following training backgrounds: 1) in vivo two photon imaging, 2) in vivo electrophysiology or 3) rodent genetics and behavior are encouraged to apply. Experience with statistical analysis and a working knowledge of computer programming are desirable. For more information email Jayeeta Basu and visit

Laboratory of Einar Sigurdsson

A candidate with a recent Ph.D. degree (zero-three years postdoc experience) and a strong background in research on the biology of antibodies is sought to participate in NIH-funded studies related to Alzheimer’s disease. Creativity, fluent English, and excellent writing skills are desirable.
To apply and for further information, please contact Einar Sigurdsson.

Laboratory of Dayu Lin

We are currently seeking to fill one to two postdoctoral positions to study the neural circuits underlying mouse social behaviors. Projects will involve in vivo electrophysiological recording, viral-mediated functional manipulation and mouse behavioral assays. Potential candidates must be highly self-motivated and enthusiastic about taking on new challenges. Preferred candidates should have experiences in electrophysiology, data analysis and mouse behavioral assays. Candidates with strong background in other fields (e.g. molecular biology, physics or mathematics) who are interested in understanding brain circuits are also welcome to apply. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV and the names and contact information of 2-3 references to Dayu Lin.

Laboratory of Michael Long

We are currently seeking to fill one postdoctoral position to study the neural circuits underlying precise motor timing in the song control pathway of the zebra finch. Projects will involve electrophysiology (both in vitro and in vivo) and behavioral analysis as well as the possibility of adopting molecular and/or florescence imaging approaches. Talented, creative, and motivated individuals are invited to join the team. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV and the names and contact information of 2-3 references to Michael Long.

Laboratory of Robert Froemke

We are always looking for talented and creative postdocs with electrophysiology experience. But regardless of your background or expertise, feel free to contact us about a potential position at NYU. Please email.

Laboratory of Dmitry Rinberg

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Rinberg lab at the NYU Neuroscience Institute. The lab is using electrophysiology, optogenetics,and psychophysics to understand the principles of the sensory information processing. Specifically, we are focused on two questions: 1) how is odor information coded in the brain of the awake, behaving mouse? and 2) how is information relevant to animal behavior extracted by the brain? Postdoctoral researchers engage in both experimental and computational studies of multineuronal coding in awake, behaving mice. These include, but are not limited to measurement and analysis of electrophysiological signals from olfactory bulb and olfactory cortices, olfactory psychophysical experiments, developing of optogenetic approaches, and combination of imaging with electrophysiological methods. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV and three reference letters to Dmitry Rinberg.

Laboratory of Donald Wilson

Opening for systems neuroscientist with interests in neurobiology of memory and perception. Our lab is especially interested in olfactory memory and perception, and its impairment by pathology such as Alzheimer's disease and early life events. Candidates should have a PhD in neuroscience or related fields. Ideal candidates should have experience with a variety of approaches to brain and behavior in rodents. Areas of particular interest include in vivosingle-unit electrophysiology, optogenetics and viral techniques, immunohistochemistry, sleep analyses and behavior.
Examples of recent/current projects:
Chapuis, J. and Wilson, D.A. Bidirectional plasticity of cortical pattern recognition and behavioral sensory acuity.Nature Neuroscience, 2011, 15: 155-163.
Chapuis, J., Cohen, Y., He, X., Zhang, Z., Jin, S., Xu, F. and Wilson, D.A. Lateral entorhinal modulation of piriform cortical activity and fine odor discrimination. Journal of Neuroscience, 2013, 33:13449-13459.
Xu, W., Lopez-Guzman, M., Schoen, C., Fitzgerald, S., Lauer, S.L., Nixon, R.A., Levy, E., Wilson, D.A. Spared piriform cortical single-unit odor processing and odor discrimination in the Tg2576 mouse model of Alzheimer’s disease, PLoS ONE, 2014, 9(9):e106431.
Barnes, D.C. and Wilson, D.A. Slow-wave sleep imposed-replay modulates both strength and precision of memory.Journal of Neuroscience, 2014, 34:5134-5142.
Sarro, E., Wilson, D.A. and Sullivan, R.M. Maternal regulation of infant brain state. Current Biology, 2014, 24:  1664-1669.
Cohen, Y., Wilson, D.A. and Barkai, E. Differential modifications of synaptic weights during odor rule learning: Dynamics of interaction between the piriform cortex with lower and higher brain areas. Cerebral Cortex,  (in press).

Contact: Donald Wilson with CV and names/contact info of references
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