• Full Time
  • New York, NY
  • This position has been filled

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Post-Doctoral Research Scientist

Biological Sciences, Rose Hill

Fordham University


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Position Summary

Reporting to the Associate Professor of Biological Sciences, the Postdoctoral Research Scientist will be part of the neuro-epigenetics research team of Dr. Marija Kundakovic, focusing on hormonal and environmental factors driving sex differences in depression, anxiety, and substance use disorders.


This position involves dissecting the epigenetic regulation of the brain and behavior by the estrous cycle, utilizing advanced techniques such as epigenomics assays and genetic manipulation in vivo. The incumbent performs genomics experiments, handles animals, and analyzes and interprets data.


Essential Functions        

Performs and analyzes genomics experiments including ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, and RNA-seq.
Handles animals, tracks the estrous cycle, and collects and sections brain tissue.
Performs behavioral testing, brain stereotaxic surgeries, and immunocytochemistry.
Analyzes and interprets data, performs conference presentations, and prepares manuscripts.
Attends meetings with lab members and collaborators, and mentors undergraduate students.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

PhD in biological sciences, physiology, neuroscience, or related field.
Experience working with rodents for at least two years.

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Good communication skills and the ability to work well independently and with others.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Expertise in molecular biology, behavioral neuroscience, and neuroendocrinology.
Experience in rodent behavioral analysis, brain dissection and stereotaxic surgeries, molecular biology techniques, and analysis of genomics data.

Minimum Starting Salary: $62,500


Maximum Starting Salary: $65,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.




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