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Date Posted: 4/15/2018

Seeking Talented Neurobiology Postdocs Interested in Mitochondrial Oxygen Metabolism
Mootha Laboratory
HHMI / MGH / Harvard Medical School / Broad Institute


A funded postdoctoral fellowship position is now available in the Mootha lab ( at MGH/HHMI/Broad Institute in Boston.  Our highly collaborative lab investigates the role of mitochondria in rare and common human diseases.  We have deep expertise in modern genomics and metabolomics approaches.

Our group has recently discovered that certain forms of inherited mitochondrial neurological diseases are hastened by breathing high oxygen, while alleviated by breathing low oxygen.  The results are dramatic and could have implications for a range of human conditions.  We now have philanthropic funding in place (i) to decipher the in vivo mechanism by which hypoxia alleviates mitochondrial neurological disease, (ii) to determine to what hypoxia therapy generalizes to other forms of mitochondrial disease, and (iii) to create practical regimens that can be eventually translated into humans. 

Qualifications: We are seeking a talented postdoctoral fellow that will lead such efforts within our lab.  The successful applicant will have a PhD in mouse neurobiology with a strong publication record and experience with modern methods in mouse genetics and physiology.  A background in mitochondria / metabolism is NOT required.  This is a rare opportunity in which an experienced mouse neurobiologist will be able to “cross-train” in metabolism / mitochondrial biology to become a leader in the metabolic basis of neurological disease.
Application Instructions: Please send a cover letter, CV, and names of 2-3 references to Dr. Vamsi K. Mootha (


Date Posted:

Position Title: Neuromodulation Postdoctoral Scholar
Position Type: Full-time two-year appointment
Position Description: The Neuromodulation Division of the Semel Institute at UCLA is recruiting a full-time Postdoctoral Scholar who will play a vital role in research to advance the use of repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) for the treatment of neuropsychiatric illness. The Scholar will work within the TMS Clinical and Research Service to investigate the neural mechanisms of rTMS for treatment of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), anxiety, pain, and related disorders. The successful applicant will join existing studies aimed at elucidating the mechanism of action of TMS, developing biomarkers of rTMS efficacy, and testing new rTMS procedures. The Scholar also will have the opportunity to develop new projects investigating the neural bases of rTMS effects. The TMS Service has unique infrastructure that supports recording of high-density EEG during TMS, using neuronavigation to guide procedures, and integrating TMS and pharmacologic treatment interventions.
Requirements / Qualifications:
  • MD and/or PhD and training in a field relevant to clinical neuroscience research (neuroscience, physics, biomedical engineering, mathematics, statistics, computer science)
  • Experience in advanced EEG and MRI data analysis techniques
  • A strong programming skill set (e.g., MATLAB, EEGLAB)
  • Background in functional connectivity analyses
Application Instructions: Those interested should email a brief statement of interest, Curriculum Vitae, and list of 3 references with contact information to
Closing Date: Until position is filled


Date Posted: 3/22/2018
Position Title: Research Faculty-Psychiatry
Position Type: Faculty
Position Description: The University of Chicago's Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Neuroscience seeks applicants for a faculty position, each with a substantial research focus in any area relevant to the advancement of Psychiatry. 

Academic rank will be commensurate with accomplishments. Applicants must have a doctoral-level degree: e.g., MD, PhD, MD/PhD, or equivalent. Those in clinical practice as an integral part of their research or who otherwise plan to maintain their clinical practice must hold or be eligible to hold an Illinois medical license by the start of appointment. 

Those interested must submit a curriculum vitae, a research statement including accomplishments and future plans, and three peer-reviewed publications at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at Review of applications will continue until all available positions are filled.
Statement: The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email with their request.
Required Applicant Documents:
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Research Statement 
  • Publication 1
  • Publication 2
  • Publication 3


Date Posted: 3/22/2018
Position Description:

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a major research component of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is seeking exceptional candidates for a Post-Doctoral Fellow position in the Intramural Research Programs (IRP), in the Section on The Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety (SNFA), headed by Dr. Christian Grillon.

The mission of the SNFA within the NIMH, Division of Intramural Programs (NIMH DIRP), is to increase scientific knowledge about the nature, prevention, and treatment of anxiety disorders. SFNA investigates cognitive, behavioral, and biological risk factors and correlates of anxiety. Information gained from this research will lead to a better understanding of brain dysfunction in anxiety disorders, and to the development and evaluation of new therapeutic strategies.


A Post-Doctoral Fellow position is available for a highly motivated individual interested in brain and behavior relationships. The research position will focus on exploring neural mechanisms of fear and anxiety and their interactions with cognitive processes in humans using neuroimaging approaches.

Applicant must have an MD, PhD or equivalent doctoral degree, ideally in Cognitive Neuroscience or Computational Neuroscience or related discipline. Candidates must have thorough knowledge of fMRI techniques. A focus on research in the areas of affective neuroscience, fear, anxiety, emotion, and fear conditioning in human is preferred, and experience with computational modeling is desirable.

Screening for the post-Doctoral position will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled, with an initial 2 years appointment (renewable up to 5 years).

Application Instructions:

NIMH is a major research component of the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services, which have nationwide responsibility for improving the health and well being of all Americans.  Interested applicants should send curriculum vitae, statement or research interests, representative publications, and two letters of references to Christian Grillon, NIMH/MAP, 15K North Drive, Bldg 15K, MSC 2670, Bethesda MD 20892-2670 or email to

This position is subject to a background investigation.


Date Posted: 2/21/2018
Position Title: Assistant Professor, Neuroscience
Category: Tenure-track
Department: Keck Science
Department URL:
Description: The W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College and Scripps College invites applications for a tenure-track appointment in Neuroscience at the Assistant Professor level to begin July 2018. The department, which houses a wide spectrum of faculty members from the physical and life sciences, including neuroscience, for three of the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges, offers innovative and interdisciplinary programs in the natural sciences. The neuroscience program extends across the five undergraduate Claremont Colleges. Many faculty members participate in collaborative research projects, both within the department and with research groups at nearby colleges and universities. We seek a broadly trained neuroscientist who is committed to excellence in teaching and who will develop a vibrant research program using quantitative methods that fully engages undergraduate students. We are interested in all aspects of neuroscience, excluding cognitive neuroscience. The position offers opportunities to teach both cell/molecular and systems neuroscience courses, introductory biology, non-majors courses, and a course in the candidate’s field. Candidates will be asked to discuss their ability to teach a diverse student body and contribute to fostering diversity in the department. A Ph.D. degree, post-doctoral experience, and a record of scholarly publication are required.
and Timetable:

Please apply online at Upload a cover letter, a curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, a description of proposed research with equipment needs, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references. Any inquiries may be addressed to Professor Melissa Coleman at Additional information about the department may be found at Review of applications will begin March 12, 2018, and the position will remain open until filled.

The Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges is an equal opportunity employer. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal educational and employment opportunities, the department actively encourage applications from women and members of historically under-represented social groups in higher education.