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Postdoctoral fellow position in Kamran Khodakhah laboratory
at Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Laboratory PI:
Department and Institute:
Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience in Albert Einstein College of Medicine (NY, United States of America; https://einsteinmed.org/departments/neuroscience/)
Research Interests:
The interest of my laboratory is to understand the role of the cerebellum in motor coordination, cognitive and social function, and in addiction. Of particular interest to us is the general computational principles of the cerebellum, its interactions with other brain structures, and its role in motor and non-motor behaviors. We approach these questions from both basic science and clinical perspectives. We use a combination of techniques, from behavioral studies to optogenetics, fiber photometry, and electrophysiology (both in vitro and in vivo). Our studies take advantage of normal and transgenic animal models.
Available positions:
Postdoctoral fellow
Starting date:
Any time after October 1st, 2021
Employment conditions:
Full-time position.
Postdoc candidates must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent doctoral degree at the time of employment in related research areas, such as neuroscience, psychology, animal behavior, neuroengineering, etc.
Career Support:
Postdoctoral fellows at Albert Einstein College of Medicine can take advantage of numerous career development seminars and workshops. These include sessions devoted to skills development, such as resume and C.V. writing, career planning, grant writing, and giving a seminar (https://einsteinmed.org/education/career-development/).
Compensation & Life Support:
It complies with the institutional regulations. It includes visa support and health insurance. The salary varies depending on the working experience. Albert Einstein College of Medicine also offers housing for the postdoctoral fellows with cheaper rent than neighboring houses.
Application period:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Application method:
Applicants should send application materials, including (1) a curriculum vitae and (2) a concise statement of research interests written in English by email to Kamran Khodakhah at k.khodakhah@einsteinmed.org.
Selection process:
Document screening followed by interviews through video call (Zoom etc.). The result of the selection will be notified by email.
Contact information:
When you have any questions about this application, please send a message to Kamran Khodakhah (k.khodakhah@einsteinmed.org) or Junichi Yoshida (junichi.yoshida@einsteinmed.org; Both English and Japanese message is fine).
Recent Publications in the Lab
  • Cerebellar modulation of the reward circuitry and social behavior. Carta I, Chen CH, Schott AL, Dorizan S, Khodakhah K. Science. 2019 Jan 18;363(6424):eaav0581.doi:
  • Acute cerebellar knockdown of Sgce reproduces salient features of myoclonus-dystonia (DYT11) in mice. Washburn S, Fremont R, Moreno-Escobar MC, Angueyra C, Khodakhah K. Elife. 2019 Dec 23;8:e52101. doi: 10.7554/eLife.52101.
  • Aberrant cerebellar Purkinje cell activity as the cause of motor attacks in a mouse model of episodic ataxia type 2. Tara E, Vitenzon A, Hess E, Khodakhah K. Dis Model Mech. 2018 Sep 21;11(9):dmm034181. doi: 10.1242/dmm.034181.