This position brought to us by Natalie Burlant ’17 – thank you Natalie!!
Dr. Hala Harony-Nicolas lab is part of the Seaver Autism Center and Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We’re looking to hire a full-time, paid Associate Researcher to start this spring or early summer. The Harony-Nicolas’s lab investigates neural and molecular mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD), with a particular focus on (1) studying the effect of (ASD)-associated mutations on brain systems and neural circuits of social behavior, (2) assessing the effect of novel therapeutics, and (3) improving drug delivery to the brain.
Some responsibilities include rodent behavior experiments, rodent brain surgery, and standardized molecular experiments such as immunohistochemistry, protein assays, and western blots. S/he will also analyze experiment data and assist in interpreting moderately complex results. Previous experience in biology/neuroscience research is highly recommended, and familiarity with R or other statistical languages is a plus. The position is great for recently graduated Febs or seniors graduating in May who want to take a 2-year gap period before medical or graduate school.
Natalie writes, “I’ve genuinely enjoyed working in the Harony-Nicolas lab and highly recommend it to anyone interested in gaining more research experience! As a member of a small lab, I have been responsible for a significant portion of our work and have the ability to pilot and troubleshoot protocols. There is a lot of critical thinking and problem-solving as well as collaboration with the other members of the Seaver Center, both pre-clinical and clinical.”
Interested applicants can send a C.V. and brief statement of interest to Natalie Burlant and apply on Handshake directly. Applicants can feel free to email Natalie with more questions or information about the position. Deadline 4/26.