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Employment Opportunities


We will announce a new search for faculty in early Fall.


Laboratory of Jayeeta Basu

The Basu lab seeks post-doctoral candidates for positions starting as early as January of 2015 at the NYU Neuroscience Institute. Research in the Basu lab ( lab aims to identify circuit-based mechanisms underlying synaptic integration, plasticity and learning behaviors. The technical expertise of the lab 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 both in vitro and in vivo.

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 and expertise in any of the following training backgrounds:1) live cell imaging 2) electrophysiology 3) rodent behavior 4) molecular genetics and 5) computational neuroscience are encouraged to apply. For further information please email Jayeeta Basu (

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.


Administrative Assistant 

Responsibilities: The Neuroscience Institute has an opening for an administrative assistant to support several principal investigators for complex scheduling, travel, grant and fellowship applications, and reimbursement. Quick learners and thinkers who are outgoing, organized, and detail-oriented will be well-suited for this role. Great communication skills in listening, writing, and speaking are a must.

Requirements: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with at least one or two years of work experience. Those who served in prior administrative roles or in higher education or have a science background will be considered priorities. The ideal candidate will be a thoughtful person with poise, problem-solving ability, and people skills. If interested, please email a resume or CV to Heather McKellar.

Project Coordinator

Responsibilities: The Neuroscience Institute Administrative team is looking for someone who will independently manage the portfolio of Neuroscience Institute scientific event programming, including establishing and overseeing the execution of standard operating procedures for events run by other NI administrative team members and maintaining a network of relationships with groups throughout the NYU Langone Medical Center (and beyond) to communicate and facilitate NI event operations. 

Requirements: Applicants must have a Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred, with at least four years of work experience. Those who served in prior administrative roles or in higher education will be considered priorities. The ideal candidate will have excellent project management, leadership, and execution capabilities. Superior interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to write cogent and concise documents, as well as organizational skills, with great attention to detail are needed. Ability to work independently, multi-task, and manage projects to a timeline and a budget. If interested, please email a resume or CV to Andrea Hines

Research Technician

Laboratory of Dmitry Rinberg

The Rinberg lab at NYU Neuroscience Institute is looking for an enthusiastic, tech savvy individual that wants to obtain experience working in a cutting-edge laboratory and is not afraid to learn how to use and deconstruct, redesign, and build components (both hardware and software) of our experimental setups.

We study olfaction, the sense of smell. Particularly, we are interested in how the brain encodes features of an olfactory scene and how information of an aroma travels from the narrow airway passages next to our nasal epithelia to the core of our perception and consciousness. Our lab employs a diverse set of tools and technologies: optical holography and multiphoton microscopy, electrophysiological electrode arrays used to record neural impulses, and sophisticated automatic behavioral animal training systems. We have built most of our systems in-house.

The Research Engineering Technician will be responsible for general technical and software support in the lab. The work will include construction and building various electrical and mechanical, frequent hands-on fabrication, testing and documentation.

An ideal candidate should have BS degree in engineering (or be on a later stage of obtaining one) and programming experience (desired languages are Python, Matlab, Arduino(C++)). Complete an apprenticeship and/or formal training in area of specialty is a plus. Candidates with experience supporting a research based laboratory environment are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Dmitry Rinberg. See also

Laboratory of Michael Long

The Long Lab is seeking a full time Laboratory Research Assistant to support ongoing scientific investigation regarding the function of neural circuits and their relationship to behavior. The lab assistant will be responsible for supporting research in the Long laboratory under the mentorship of senior researchers within the lab. He/she must be able to prioritize time, organize tasks, and work under some supervision. Applicants should be prepared to make at least a two year commitment to this position. Applicants must have a Bachelor's degree in neuroscience or a related field. Most importantly, the job requires a "team player" with a sense of humor as well as technical dexterity, dedication, creativity, organization, and a genuine excitement about neuroscience research and learning in general. Interested candidates should send their resume/CV and the names and contact information of 2-3 references to Michael Long.

Laboratory of Jayeeta Basu

A research associate/technician position is available commencing January 2015. The Basu lab ( studies neural circuits involved in learning and memory using electrophysiology, imaging and behavioral assays in transgenic mice. Responsibilities of this position include 1) assisting with animal experiments such as maintaining mouse colonies, stereotaxic surgery, behavioral assays and fluorescence imaging, 2) performing project specific molecular and cell biology techniques such as subcloning, DNA/RNA isolation, PCR, cell culture, and immunohistochemistry as well as 3) inventory management. The technician is expected to perform general lab management duties including ordering supplies, maintaining lab databases and website, and training lab personnel.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Life Sciences, Biomedical Engineering or a related field with 1 year of experience. Candidates from Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics or Chemistry interested in gaining laboratory experience in Neuroscience research are also welcome. Effective oral and written communication skills required. The candidate must have good work ethics, analytical and organizational skills, the ability to multitask and to collaborate well with lab members. Basic machine shop and web design skills is a plus. Interested candidates can send their resumes, a short statement of research interests and experience and contact information of 2-3 references in PDF format to