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CUNY Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) - Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences in New York, New York

Job Title: Research Associate (Post-Doctoral Fellow) - Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences

Job ID: 21604

Location: CUNY School of Medicine

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Conducts academic research in connection with CUNY programs; may assist faculty, staff, and students in conducting research and lead research efforts involving others.

  • Develops research plans and proposals and participates in acquiring funding

  • Collects, analyzes, and assures validity of data

  • Writes progress reports; writes and publishes findings

  • Collaborates with internal and external colleagues

  • Adheres to standards for safety and hygiene and ethical conduct as defined by the University and relevant outside parties


Research Associate




The CUNY School of Medicine (CSOM) was founded upon the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education and is the only medical school in the City University of New York system. Located on The City College of New York campus in Harlem, the mission of the CSOM is to produce competent, broadly educated, highly skilled medical practitioners who provide quality health services to communities historically underserved by primary care practitioners.

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences (MCBS) was formed through the merger of several basic science departments and represents one of the four departments in the school (Community Health and Social Medicine, Medical Education, and Clinical Medicine). The department plays a critical role in our mission-driven BS/MD program and Physician Assistant program through the teaching of the basic science curriculum and by conducting extramurally funded research. The research agenda of the current members of the department is centered on neuroscience, microbiology and immunology, cardiovascular disease, and oncology.

The Clinical Neuroimaging Lab (CNL) at CSOM is inviting applications for a 1-3 year Research Associate position. Depending on the qualification of the candidate, the position will be a Post-doctoral Fellow or Research Associate. The lab's current research focus is on neural mechanisms of natural recovery and neuro-rehabilitation in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Depending on research interests and skills, the individual will be allowed to focus on one or more of the following research areas in TBI:

  • Longitudinal multi­modal neuroimaging;

  • Neuro-modulation of cognitive impairment and post-traumatic fatigue; and

  • Biomarkers of axonal and microvascular injuries

Responsibilities may include: experimental design, data acquisition and analysis, manuscript preparation, and grant writing.

The CNL benefits from the state-of-the-art research MRI facility at the CUNY Advanced Science Research Center with MRI compatible TMS and HD-tDCS systems. CNL has strong collaborative relationship with scientists and clinicians at the Brain Injury Research Center of Mount Sinai, the Trauma Center at St. Barnabas Hospital, and.the Neural Engineering Group at CCNY.


Doctoral Degree in a related field and demonstrated research ability.


Applicants must have a relevant degree (Ph.D, M.Sc., M.A., B.S., etc.), Ph.D is preferred in biomedical engineering, neuroscience, psychology or a related field, have strong statistical, computer programming, and writing skills, and a demonstrated interest in studying patients with brain injury. Preference will be given to applicants who have expertise in neuroimaging analysis and/or neuromodulation methods (tDCS, TMS).


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans. Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.



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Candidates must provide a resume and cover letter


Open until filled with resume review to begin on January 30, 2020.


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