Postdoctoral Position in Developmental Neurobiology and Brain Cancer

An NIH-funded postdoctoral researcher position is available immediately in Dr. Nadia Dahmane laboratory at Cornell University-Weill Cornell Medicine in the Department of Neurological Surgery to study the transcriptional regulation of neuronal differentiation during cerebral cortex and cerebellum development. Our group uses cell biology, mouse genetics, biochemistry, genomic, epigenomics and proteomics approaches to decipher the cellular and molecular mechanisms controlling brain development and brain birth defects such as microcephaly. We are also interested in how these developmental mechanisms are involved in pediatric brain tumors. Current projects include the analysis of the function of a ZBTB transcription factor in mammalian neuronal differentiation as well as in medulloblastoma, a pediatric brain tumor of the developing cerebellum.

Job Requirements

We seek enthusiastic, highly qualified, and motivated individuals to join our research group. The successful candidate should have a Ph.D. degree with a strong background in molecular biology and/or biochemistry. Research experience in developmental neuroscience, cancer biology, mouse genetics as well as in approaches such as ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, CUT &TAG would be considered advantageous. Our laboratory is part of the Children’s Brain Tumor Project ( and is located on the Weill Cornell Medicine campus in New York City. Please submit your CV, a cover letter outlining your research interests, career goals and the names of three referees with contact information to Dr. Nadia Dahmane at:

Salary Range for this position is: $58,500 - $66,538. Weill Cornell Medicine provides the above salary range in compliance with the New York City law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range listed is for full‐time employment not including benefits, bonuses, or clinical incentive compensation where applicable. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors including but not limited to internal equity, specialty, training, and hospital/community needs. The above salary range for New York City based roles represents WCM’s good faith and reasonable estimate of possible compensation at the time of posting. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Weill Cornell Medicine provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.


Nadia Dahmane, Ph.D.

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