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Mount Sinai Medical Center | New York, New York
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Job Description

The laboratory of Silvia De Rubeis, PhD, at the Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, is seeking an ambitious, creative, and motivated postdoctoral fellow with expertise in neuroscience to study the mechanisms underlying intellectual disability (ID) and autism spectrum disorder (ASD).

Dr. De Rubeis' laboratory aims at translating emerging genetic findings from large-scale genomic studies into functional analyses in cellular and mouse models with the goal of understanding the pathogenic underpinnings of ID and ASD. The laboratory focuses on two rare

genetic disorders, DDX3X syndrome and ADNP syndrome, using cellular and animal models.

The laboratory currently comprises a postdoctoral fellow, two research associates, and an intern.

To learn more about our scientific interests, please see our publications:


Qualifications and Experience

Basic qualifications:

* PhD, MD, MD/PhD in Neuroscience/Molecular Biology/Cellular Biology;
* Demonstrated expertise in neuroscience;
* Strong record of publications in peer-reviewed journals;
* Excellent communication skills;
* Ability to work in an international and interdisciplinary team.

Preferred qualifications:

* Prior experience with mouse models;
* Experience with in utero manipulation techniques and/or stem cells biology;
* Good understanding of genetics;
* Familiarity with R and other statistical software.

We offer a 2-year position, renewable up to 5 years, with a competitive salary and benefit package. The candidate will have the opportunity to:

* Conduct cutting-edge research with a strong translational impact for neurodevelopmental disorders;
* Integrate the neuroscience expertise with genetics and genomics skills and be involved in large-scale genomic studies;
* Be an active participant in the vibrant and exciting research community of the Seaver Center and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai offers convenient housing options for postdoctoral fellows. Postdocs also receive support from a dedicated Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. To learn more about postdoc services and resources, please visit:


The Seaver Autism Center for Research and Treatment at the Mount Sinai Health System is a fully integrated translational research center dedicated to discovering the biological causes of autism and developing breakthrough treatments. Our mission is to bridge the gap between new discoveries at the basic science level and clinical care, by developing new and improved

approaches to autism diagnosis and treatment. Our interdisciplinary patient-based research team includes psychiatrists, psychologists, a developmental pediatrician, neurologist, clinical geneticist, and trainees in medicine and psychology. The Seaver Autism Center is committed to

serving individuals of all levels of functioning and takes a unique genetics-first approach to ASD research. The Seaver Center is one of the highest ranked autism research centers and Investigators at the Seaver Center have strong collaborations with the Departments of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. We also collaborate with several other institutions, nationally and internationally.

To learn more about the Seaver Autism Center, please visit:


To learn more about the Department of Psychiatry, please visit:


To learn more about the Mount Sinai Health System, please visit: http://www.mountsinai.org


Please send a cover letter detailing your research interests, CV, and three references (include contact information) to Dr. De Rubeis at silvia.derubeis@mssm.edu

About Mount Sinai Medical Center

The Mount Sinai Medical Center encompasses The Mount Sinai Hospital and Mount Sinai School of Medicine. The Mount Sinai Hospital is one of the nation's oldest, largest and most-respected voluntary hospitals. Founded in 1852, Mount Sinai today is a 1,171-bed tertiary-care teaching facility that is internationally acclaimed for excellence in clinical care. Last year, nearly 50,000 people were treated at Mount Sinai as inpatients, and there were nearly 450,000 outpatient visits to the Medical Center. Mount Sinai School of Medicine is internationally recognized as a leader in groundbreaking clinical and basic-science research, as well as having an innovative approach to medical education. With a faculty of more than 3,400 in 38 clinical and basic science departments and centers, Mount Sinai ranks among the top 20 medical schools in receipt of National Institute of Health (NIH) grants.

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