Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its nine colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom.
The University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance; flexible spending accounts; retirement plans; life insurance; short and long-term disability; employee assistance program (EAP); tuition remission; and generous time off.
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.
Department: Biological Sciences
Campus: Rose Hill (RH) - Bronx
Dr. Eduardo Gallo is seeking a postdoctoral research scientist to study the neurobiological basis of motivated behavior and its implications for neuropsychiatric disorders. Using the mouse as a model system, the lab combines behavioral analysis with neuropharmacological and cell-targeted experimental approaches, including fiber photometry, optogenetics, chemogenetics, slice electrophysiology, as well as gene expression analysis and fluorescence microscopy.
The successful candidate will contribute to a new NIH-funded project studying the role of ventral striatal acetylcholine and its modulation by dopamine in different forms of impulsive behavior. This is a 3-year position, grant-funded position. Continuation is contingent upon continued grant funding.
The Gallo Lab, located within the beautiful Rose Hill Campus of Fordham University in the Bronx, is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities and equipment for mouse behavior and neural circuitry analysis. Our lab team consists of talented graduate and undergraduate students and technical staff, providing research assistance as well as opportunities for mentoring and project management. Besides interactions with faculty in the Departments of Biological Sciences, Psychology and Computer Science, our lab maintains productive collaborations with neuroscience labs at nearby NYC institutions.
The successful candidate will receive dedicated mentorship, and career development efforts will be encouraged and supported.
Design and execution of experiments
Data analysis and interpretation, manuscript preparation, conference presentations.
Mouse handling, stereotaxic brain surgery, behavioral testing (operant and other), fiber photometry, optogenetics, and other techniques.
Brain harvesting and processing, immunofluorescence microscopy and in situ hybridization.
Participation in lab meetings and other collaborative efforts
PhD in Neuroscience or related field and a track record of publications
Strong basic neuroscience research background
Previous experience working with mice
Excellent communication and project management skills
Willingness and ability to work independently and as part of a diverse team and to mentor students
Experience using cell-targeted approaches to study neural circuitry in vivo
Experience in mouse operant behavior and neuroanatomy
Programming skills in python or Matlab
Analytical skills in neurophysiology, calcium imaging/fiber photometry, and behavioral data
Fordham Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United kingdom.