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Postdoctoral Scholar in the Circuit Repair Laboratory

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Job Description

We are seeking an exceptional, motivated, and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Scholar in the Circuit Repair Laboratory at the Burke Medical Research Institute (BMRI), led by Edmund Hollis II, PhD.

Our laboratory studies the plasticity of motor and sensory systems, principally following spinal cord injury. We are currently looking for a postdoctoral fellow to study the genetic control over axon regeneration, with an emphasis on neuroinflammation. These studies utilize nucleotide sequencing and network analysis to identify conserved, pro-regenerative pathways. Other research areas in the lab focus on the mechanisms of cortical plasticity as well as surgical and molecular approaches to circuit repair using optogenetic and chemogenetic testing of circuit function in combination with more traditional anatomical and functional tools.


Preferred qualifications include a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Genetics and Genomics, Molecular Biology, or Biomedical Sciences, experience with one or more of the following:

  • Transcriptomics
  • DNA/RNA sequencing
  • CRISPR-Cas
  • Rodent studies

Compensation includes NIH scale salary, housing stipend, and full health benefits.

How to Apply

To apply, candidates should email their resume with cover letter to Dr. Edmund Hollis II, Ph.D. at edh3001@med.cornell.edu. In the subject line, please include your name followed by “Postdoctoral Scholar Applicant.”


Edmund R. Hollis II, Ph.D.

Faculty Mentor

Edmund Hollis II, Ph.D.
Lab Director
Circuit Repair Laboratory
Burke Medical Research Institute
Assistant Professor