Postdoctoral Research Scientist Alzheimer’s disease and the Aging Brain Columbia University

TBI Taub Institute
DivisionTaub Institute
LocationMedical Center
Summary DescriptionDr. Abid Hussaini is seeking a Postdoctoral Scientist to join his laboratory at The Taub Institute for Research on Alzheimer’s disease and the Aging Brain at Columbia University, New York. The Hussaini lab studies the neurobiology of Alzheimer’s disease (AD) in mouse models of amyloid beta (Aβ) and tau pathology, two disease hallmarks that lead to neuronal network dysfunction and cognitive deficits. The lab uses a systems neuroscience approach and employs techniques such as in vivo electrophysiology, optogenetics, chemogenetics and behavioral testing to understand the cellular mechanisms underlying brain dysfunction. The lab is newly funded with NIH and foundation grants and the position will be fully supported with competitive salary and benefits. The successful candidate will lead an independent project to understand why the neurons in the entorhinal cortex are more vulnerable to AD pathology and its impact on the downstream hippocampal neurons. The lab is committed to fostering trainee’s growth and offers a supportive, and collaborative work environment in a vibrant neighborhood of New York City. We are an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

• Lead an independent research project studying Alzheimer’s disease in mice with major focus on using in vivo electrophysiology technique.
• Analyze large-scale data pertaining to in vivo electrophysiology and behavior data.
• Work with collaborators on computational analysis of neural data.
• Present findings at meetings/conferences and publish in peer-reviewed journals.

Minimum Degree RequiredPhD
Minimum Qualifications• PhD in Neuroscience, Biology or other related fields.
• Skilled in stereotactic surgeries, electrophysiology techniques (preferably in vivo) and immunohistochemistry techniques.
• Good track record of writing and publishing research articles.
• Strong understanding of experimental design and statistical analysis.
• Excellent communication skills (writing and verbal) in English with some experience in grant writing
Preferred Qualifications• Knowledge of Alzheimer’s disease literature pertaining to AD mouse models would be a plus.
• Experience with performing stereotactic injections and implanting electrodes is desirable.
• Experience with building electrodes for in vivo electrophysiology is highly desirable.
Additional InformationInterested candidates should include the following documents in their application: (1) a CV and (2) a cover letter.
RAPS posting date03/26/2021
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EEO StatementColumbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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