Postdoc Position Available

Description of Postdoctoral position:The laboratory of Dr. Alex Ophir ( in the Department of Psychology at Cornell University invites applications for an available postdoctoral position. The successful candidate will be involved in studies of early life social experience and complex social dynamics. In particular the project will explore the importance of postnatal social environment on the development of adult social behavior, neural phenotype, neural gene expression, and/or physical health. The successful candidate should be highly motivated and will ideally have a strong background in at least some of the following: rodent behavior, neurobiological methods to assess phenotype or gene expression (e.g., immunohistochemistry, qPCR, autoradiography), methods to assess body condition and health status, and/or stereotaxic surgery. The position offers an excellent opportunity to join a dynamic and collaborative team, a vibrant community of researchers working at the interface of brain, behavior and evolution, and outstanding biotechnology and neuroscience resourcesacross campus.


Qualifications:The position requires that the applicant have a PhD in psychology, neuroscience, biology/ zoology or a related field by the time of employment. The candidate should be highly motivated and able to work independently and in a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills are also desired.


How to apply: Applications should include a current CV along with a statement of interests and contact information for three references. Applications should be submitted by email to, with the subject line: Postdoc.


The position is available as of August 2018 and applications will be considered until the position is filled.The position can be supported for at least two years, with the option for continued funding contingent on performance and available funds. Salary is commensurate with experience, according to NIH guidelines.