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New York University is proud to announce that applications are open for our 2-day annual symposium, CoNNexINS.

CoNNExINS (Colloquium at NYU for Networking: Extramural for Invited Neuroscience Students) will give advanced graduate students the opportunity to give formal seminars to the NYU Neuroscience Community. The experience will be a valuable opportunity for external students to share their research and receive feedback from NYU faculty, postdocs, and students while connecting with potential laboratories for a postdoctoral position. This will be a platform for senior graduate students to learn about our NYU postdoctoral training programs, and connect with potential laboratories for a postdoctoral position. Our goal through this series is to increase diversity in our postdoctoral trainee group through the active recruitment of those from underrepresented minority groups. This event will be in-person and travel and board will be provided. Speakers will also receive an honorarium.

For more information, visit our website: https://wp.nyu.edu/connexins/

Applications Close: April 1, 2022

Dates: June 16-17, 2022

This event is organized by The Neuroscience Institute Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, and the Center for Neural Science Committee on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, in collaboration with the NIH-funded DeNDriTeS program at NYU.

If you have any questions, email us at neuroscience.institute@nyulangone.org.

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Oberlin College and Conservatory

The neuroscience department at Oberlin college has a tenure track position in neurodevelopment. Please click the link below for more information.

https://jobs.oberlin.edu/postings/10986

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MILKEN INSTITUTE

Hello,

I am writing to share a unique opportunity for research funding, with the hope that you can share it with relevant researchers at your institution.

The Milken Institute, in collaboration with The REAM Foundation, is administering a grant program focused on misophonia. The Misophonia Research Fund, established in 2019, has awarded twenty grants, disbursing over $6 million of funding in the past three years. The program supports two-year projects led by either faculty or postdocs with annual budgets of up to $200,000.

We are enthusiastic to share the Request for Proposals to initiate the next funding cycle. The RFP is soliciting research proposals that aim to characterize misophonia, develop objective methods to assess misophonia, or evaluate interventions for misophonia. We are requesting letters of intent by December 10, 2021 and full proposals will be due on March 11, 2022.

Additionally, the Misophonia Research Fund is facilitating a simultaneous call for research proposals specifically seeking to validate one or more tools to assess, identify, and diagnose misophonia. If you or researchers at your institution have additional questions, please visit our website or contact our team at misophonia@milkeninstitute.org.

Misophonia is a disorder of decreased tolerance to specific sounds or stimuli associated with such sounds. These stimuli, known as “triggers,” are experienced as unpleasant or distressing and tend to evoke strong negative emotional, physiological, and behavioral responses that are not seen in most other people. Trigger stimuli are often repetitive and primarily, but not exclusively, include stimuli generated by another individual, especially those produced by the human body (such as chewing or sniffing). The expression of misophonic symptoms varies, as does the severity, which ranges from mild to severe impairments. For more information, visit https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.04.05.21254951v2.
Thank you for your help in spreading the word.

Sincerely,
Cara Altimus, Ph.D.

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Call for applications: Wu Tsai Postdoctoral Fellowships

The Wu Tsai Institute (WTI) is a new neuroscience institute at Yale University that seeks to understand human cognition and explore human potential by establishing an inclusive and interdisciplinary community spanning the biological, psychological, and computational sciences. Wu Tsai Postdoctoral Fellowships are a key part of attracting and fostering the career success of a new generation of integrative scientists.

Our Postdoctoral Fellowships include a generous stipend ($60K starting) for up to 3 years, funds for training, cohort-based professional development and community-building activities, and access to cutting edge facilities at WTI. Applicants are encouraged to indicate their Priority Area of interest (see below), selected for the outstanding interdisciplinary research and inclusive training environments. They may also apply to our open track, eligible for working with ~100 affiliated labs.

Advanced graduate students and recently graduated postdoctoral researchers are welcome to apply. We particularly encourage applications from scientists from backgrounds historically underrepresented in science and/or who have a demonstrated commitment to fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion. International applicants are eligible and welcome to apply.

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Brown University
Laboratories for Molecular Medicine
70 Ship Street, Box G-E4
Providence, RI 02912

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience of Disease

Location: Laboratory of Eric Morrow MD PhD, Brown University Campus – 70 Ship Street, Providence RI

Department: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology & Biochemistry; Center for Translational Neuroscience, Carney Institute for Brain Science

Apply Here: https://apply.interfolio.com/63107

The Morrow Lab seeks a highly motivated postdoctoral research associate/fellow with experience in molecular and cellular neuroscience. This position will focus on research involving molecular and cellular mechanisms of neurodevelopmental and/or neurodegenerative disease.

Candidates with a strong training and background in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, genetics, and ideally in vivo neuroscience are desired.

The laboratory PI, Eric Morrow MD PhD, is the Director of the Brown University Center for Translational Neuroscience in the Carney Institute for Brain Science and the Brown Institute for Translational Science. The Morrow Lab and the Center for Translational Neuroscience is housed in a collaborative and multi-disciplinary Laboratories for Molecular Medicine at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

The research focus of Dr. Morrow’s research group is neurogenetic disorders, including developmental as well as degenerative disorders. Dr. Morrow’s research integrates basic research, translational research, and patient-oriented studies in the areas of human neurodevelopmental disorders, genetics/genomics, and mechanisms in cell biology, including in human stem cell models (induced pluripotent stem cells).

Applications include a cover letter, current curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Brown University is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from minorities and women. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue on a rolling basis until the position is filled or the search is closed. Please apply via Interfolio (link above). More information can be obtained from Eric Morrow, MD, PhD via email at eric_morrow@brown.edu.

 

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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Molecular Mechanisms of Learning and Memory

Applications are invited for a postdoctoral position in the lab of Dr. Cristina Alberini, in the Center for Neural Science at New York University. The position is part of a large project that investigates molecular mechanisms of long-term memory formation and enhancement and applies the gained knowledge to models of memory impairments.

The studies will use a multi-level approach across developmental ages in mice and rats, including models of diseases.

Salary will be commensurate with research experience and based on the NIH guidelines for postdoctoral research associates, trainees and fellows.

A PhD in Neuroscience, Biology or associated area is preferred. Experience in molecular techniques and animal behavior is strongly preferred.

Prospective applicants can apply for this position using the following link: apply.interfolio.com/54135

Please also send your application to Cristina Alberini at ca60@nyu.edu

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DOCTORS WITHOUT BORDERS – URGENT NEED > Clinical Psychologists

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A postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Bruce Carter in the Vanderbilt Brain Institute and Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. Our laboratory studies the mechanisms regulating the development of the mammalian peripheral nervous system. The project involves investigating the mechanisms by which Schwann cells and satellite glia influence neuronal activity and survival and how disruption of glial cell function leads to peripheral neuropathy. This work will have important clinical implications for developing therapies for Charcot Marie Tooth (CMT) disease, the most common hereditary neuropathy, affecting ~1 in 2500 people. It is a slowly progressive, debilitating disease causing loss of motor function and sensation and is often associated with chronic pain. The candidate should have a PhD with experience in neuroscience and/or cell biology and at least one first-author paper in a peer-reviewed journal. Good oral and written communication skills in English are required.

Salary will be commensurate with NIH guidelines

Applicants should send a cover letter, CV and the names/contact information for 3 references by email to: bruce.carter@vanderbilt.edu

For more information, go to: https://www.brucecarterlab.com/