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Open Postdoctoral Positions

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow:

    Position Summary

    Padmanabhan Laboratory  -  Application Date: 12/2019 - 06/2023
    Krishnan Padmanabhan at the University of Rochester School of Medicine seeks 2 enthusiastic and skilled researchers to join our team. Both post-doctoral positions are NIH funded. Projects involve using induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) transplanted into mouse to model neurological and psychiatric diseases. Methods include iPSC based culture, multi-photon in vivo imaging, and electrophysiology in awake behaving mice to characterize neural structure and activity patterns in engrafted iPSC-derived neurons. These projects include possible collaborations with human patient researchers and theoretical neuroscientists.

    Post-doctoral fellows will be members of the Department of Neuroscience, The Center for Visual Sciences, and the Ernest J. Del Monte Institute for Neuroscience. The University of Rochester community encourages interactions among researchers in neurology and psychiatry, neuroscience, genetics, physics, computer science, engineering, biology, brain and cognitive sciences spanning the School of Medicine, the School of Arts and Sciences, and the School of Engineering. Both positions are 1-year initial appointments with opportunities for yearly renewal.


    Eligible applicants will have (or about to receive) a PhD or MD/PhD in stem cell biology, neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline and have experience in iPSC-based methods for neuroscience, small animal electrophysiology, two-photon imaging or neural activity analysis. Candidates with programming (MATLAB/Python), mathematical/data analysis backgrounds, and interests in disease modeling and interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply.


    Rochester, located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, is the third largest city in the state of New York and has been ranked by Forbes, Kiplinger, and the Places Almanac as an ideal city for families and one of the most livable cities in the country. With multiple research and teaching universities, a strong technology and innovation sector, a world class music school, museums, a vibrant restaurant scene, and easy access to the Finger Lakes Region, Rochester is a wonderful place to do research in a wonderful setting.

    To inquire and apply, please email Krishnan Padmanabhan with a letter of interest, full CV, names and contacts of three references, and at least one representative publication. Review of applications will begin immediately.

  • Post-Doctoral Fellow:

    New post-doctoral positions are available immediately for outstanding candidates in visual systems neuroscience 

    Briggs Laboratory - Posted Date: 03/2023

    Two NIH-funded positions available to work on the following projects:

    1. Developing novel virus-mediated circuit tracing & optogenetic manipulation methods for targeting visual cortico-cortical circuits in NHPs
    2. Utilizing virus-mediated optogenetic manipulation to study corticothalamic circuits in NHPs

    Both projects involve collaborations with labs at the University of Rochester as well as with Drs. Pasupathy & Bair at the University of Washington, providing opportunities for cross-lab/institutional training and experiences. Applicants should have strong practical knowledge of visual system neurophysiology. Candidates with prior experience with optogenetics, virus-mediated circuit tracing, and/or neuroanatomy in NHPs are especially encouraged to apply. Competitive salary and benefits that conform to NIH requirements will be offered, commensurate with experience. Applicants from backgrounds less well represented in neuroscience are strongly encouraged to apply.

    To apply, send a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references to: Farran Briggs, PhD
    Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Brain & Cognitive Sciences

The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply.