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Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University in New York City, New York
Date Posted 02/05/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00002186
Field(s) of Specialization Neuroscience
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Department ZUC Zuckerman Institute
Division Zuckerman Institute
Location Morningside
Summary Description

Columbia University’s Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (the Zuckerman Institute) brings together researchers to explore aspects of mind and brain, through the exchange of ideas and active collaboration. The Zuckerman Institute’s home will be the Jerome L. Greene Science Center on Columbia’s new Manhattanville campus. Situated in the heart of Manhattan, at full capacity the Zuckerman Institute will house approximately 47 laboratories employing a broad range of interdisciplinary approaches to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly collaborative environment, labs work together to gain critical insights into human health by exploring how the brain develops, performs, endures and recovers from trauma or disease.

The Center for Theoretical Neuroscience (CTN) at Columbia University is looking to fill Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions. Positions are open under specific projects as well as general research involving computational and theoretical approaches to study topics in neuroscience at the synaptic, cellular, circuit, and behavioral levels. Candidates should visit our publications page and faculty’s individual pages to determine which faculty member(s) they would like to work with. Current faculty at the Center include:

Larry Abbott, Co-Director
Ken Miller, Co-Director
John Cunningham
Stefano Fusi
Ashok Litwin-Kumar
Liam Paninski

Applicants are expected to have a PhD in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Statistics, Neuroscience, Biology, or a related discipline and, preferably, experience in theoretical neuroscience or the statistical analysis of neuroscience data.

All appointments are initially for one year and are renewable for at least three years given satisfactory performance. The salary is competitive and the start date is negotiable. Successful candidates will also be integrated into the large, vibrant neuroscience community at Columbia University.

Applicants should apply through Columbia’s job portal with the following:

1. CV, including a list of publications
2. Statement of research interests
3. Three letters of reference (reference writers should send their letters directly to yao2107@columbia.edu)

Minimum Degree Required

PhD, or doctorate in related field

Minimum Qualifications

PhD, or doctorate in related field

Preferred Qualifications
Additional Information
RAPS posting date 02/04/2021
Search Closing Date
Special Instructions to the Applicant
Proposed Start Date 03/16/2021
EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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