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The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Assistant Professor of Neurobiology (in Psychiatry) in New York, New York

Job Description:

The full time Assistant Professor will be responsible for creating a long-term, federally funded, and innovative research program in intergenerational transmission of psychopathology. They will be responsible for the design and implementation of research involved in the analysis of genetics, MRI, and environmental data from large and small cohorts as well as population-level studies to better understand intergenerational transmission of depression and related psychopathology. The candidate will be responsible for obtaining support of their research program, including grant submissions, on the effects parental depression on child psychopathology and neurodevelopment. The candidate will also collaborate and develop projects with investigators across other pre-clinical, clinical, and public health departments across the University. Prior experience in analysis of MRI, genetic, and epidemiological data is required. The candidate must have a track record of obtaining NIH funding and publications in high impact factor journals. A PhD in neuroscience and postdoctoral experience in psychiatric epidemiology is highly preferred.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Creating and maintaining a highly successful, federally funded and internationally competitive translational research program with a focus on risk for developing psychiatric disorders.
  • Obtaining intramural and extramural grant funding in the area of risk for psychopathology.
  • Mentoring students and postdoctoral trainees across disciplines.
  • The candidate will collaborate across the Department and Institute to create a unique interdisciplinary program.
  • Publish research in the area of risk for psychopathology.
  • We expect the successful applicant to demonstrate a genuine commitment to service activities within the local, national, and international community.


The successful candidate will hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent in neuroscience or a related field and has done postdoctoral training in genetics, and population and epidemiological sciences with a focus on integrating these fields to understand neurobiological, genetics and environmental (social determinants) of risk for developing psychopathology. The candidate should have a track record of obtaining NIH funding and have published in high impact journals. Candidates have experience supervising research projects, maintaining research budgets and implementing research policies of the organization.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.

Minimum Salary: 31200.00 Maximum Salary: 31200.00 Salary Unit: Yearly

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