A funded post-doctoral fellow position is available in the Ross lab, which studies the neural circuit mechanisms at the interface of stress and fundamental motivated behavior, focusing on neuromodulatory peptides involved in dynamic homeostatic processes. We are looking for a highly motivated, well organized individual interested in a multidisciplinary approach to understand the interaction of stress response, metabolism, and goal-directed behavior. The position includes development and implementation of calcium imaging and deep learning behavior techniques in mouse models to understand the role of the melanocortin-4-receptor in cognitive flexibility and motivated decision making during different satiety states. The project is translationally relevant to the study of obesity and also eating disorders.
Candidates should have a PhD or MD/PhD in neuroscience or related discipline, with a strong computational background and a particular interest in neural circuits underlying cognitive, metabolic, or emotional networks as well as translational neuroscience. Experience with mouse models and calcium imaging or other large systems data analysis is preferred. The successful applicant will join a vibrant and collaborative laboratory and scientific community at the Psychiatry Research Institute of Montefiore and Einstein. The applicant will have full access to the diverse research, financial, and career development opportunities offered through both the Albert Einstein College of Medicine Neuroscience Department and the Montefiore Hospital Department of Psychiatry.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV, a DEI statement, and contact information ((including phone numbers, email addresses) for three reference letters to Rachel.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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