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Postdoctoral Fellow in the Molecular Regeneration and Neuroimaging Laboratory

Postdoctoral Fellow
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Job Description

The Laboratory of Molecular Regeneration and Neuroimaging at the Burke Medical Research Institute seeks two capable and enthusiastic Postdoctoral Fellows. Our lab is focused on understanding the signaling mechanisms of axon growth and regeneration, and on developing and testing new strategies to promote axon regeneration and functional recovery in mouse models of spinal cord injury and glaucoma. Further projects address the circuitry of pain, and the pathological mechanisms underlying the neurological phenotypes of neuro-cardio-facio-cutaneous syndromes.

The Fellows will join a laboratory equipped with state-of-the-art technology for molecular biology and rodent phenotype analysis, and access to excellent core facilities through the Tri-Institutional Resources program at Weill Cornell Medicine, Memorial Sloan Kettering and Rockefeller University in Manhattan.


  • The successful candidates will have experience in molecular biology and generation of expression or knock-down constructs, and/or have a strong background in current techniques of structural and functional in vivo imaging.
  • He or she will also be strongly self-motivated, well organized, and have excellent communication skills.
  • Candidates should have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related fields at the time of employment.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should email their biosketch, a 1-2 page cover letter outlining their research interests, and contact information for at least two references, to Jian Zhong, Ph.D., at jiz2010@med.cornell.edu.


About the Institute

The Burke Neurological Institute (BNI) is a nonprofit leading scientific research institute devoted to advancing the study of neurological diseases and injuries, pioneering novel rehabilitation therapies and developing innovative clinical programs. Based in White Plains, NY and working synergistically with its academic affiliate Weill Cornell Medicine, BMRI is comprised of several neurological disease, injury and functional recovery focused research laboratories. We are pioneering new therapeutics that impact the growing prevalence of neurological impairments from stroke, spinal cord injury and traumatic brain injury to neurodegenerative diseases and retinal degenerative diseases.

BNI is an equal opportunity employer.