Research Assistant Icahn School of Medicine, Mt. Sinai (New York, NY)

Position: Research Assistant
Expected start date: July 1, 2021
Location:

Laboratory of Neural Systems, Structures and Genetics
Department of Cell, Developmental & Regenerative Biology
Department of Neuroscience
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1468 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029

Lab website: labs.icahn.mssm.edu/zhuhaowu-lab/

Our laboratory studies brain development and maturation. Our research is focused on understanding how complicated brain structures and connections are established and maintained to ensure mature adult functions. As part of our work, we develop novel 3D imaging techniques (iDISCO family protocols) to visualize diverse brain structures in their entirety, and to elucidate how these structures integrate and subserve circuitry and systems-level functions. We further investigate how distinct brain structures may get disrupted by mutations and disease. We employ multiple approaches, including genetics and modern histology, cellular and molecular biology, advanced volumetric imaging, and big-data analysis using machine learning, to carry out studies in animal models and human patient samples.

We are a vibrant and multidisciplinary team with complementary expertise, which enables us to pursue cutting-edge research spanning basic systematic profiling of the brain to pathological discovery in a range of neurological disorders (autism spectrum disorder/intellectual disability, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s disease). We are currently seeking a motivated and reliable research assistant to facilitate our ongoing work in these possible directions: 1) Chemical engineering to improve tissue clearing and imaging technique for diverse biomedical applications; 2) Animal and human sample processing for multiplex imaging analysis across neural and non-neural molecular targets; 3) Data collection and processing of large volume imaging datasets to extract 3D multi-modality information with advanced computation.

This position is intended for 2 years or longer. The candidate will have the opportunity to learn and participate in our lab’s whole pipeline, as well as to join and lead its application in specific projects with a focus on neurodevelopment and disease.

To learn more about us and our work, please visit our website: https://labs.icahn.mssm.edu/zhuhaowu-lab/ 

Requirements:

  • College degree or equivalent. Backgrounds in chemistry, neurobiology, and engineering are preferred.
  • Excellent communication and collaborative skills.
  • Ability to work in a diverse and interdisciplinary team.

Application: Please send your CV detailing research interest and experience, and three references with email address, to our contact at zhuhao.wu@mssm.edu.