Postdoctoral Position is available

we are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scientist for a fully funded NIH position, to perform mechanistic and functional studies of ammonia production in the brain. We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and autonomous postdoctoral researcher with laboratory experience related to enzyme activity measurements, cellular fractionation, metabolomics data analysis, able to work independently and with others. A background in mitochondrial biology and experience with biochemical preparative techniques are assets but not requirements. Applicant should have a PhD or an equivalent. To apply please send your CV and a brief statement of research interests to Alexander Galkin (


Searching for an internship or an MSc/Ph.D. project or a postdoc position?

We are always looking for excitable and dedicated students and postdocs who want to help us unravel the complex relationships between mitochondrial metabolism and oxygen and determine how these are linked to brain ischemia/reperfusion injury.

We combine aspects of biochemistry, genetic and optical technology to answer difficult questions about brain injury in several pathological conditions. Our work relies on techniques ranging from standard methods in enzymology to fluorescence detection. Applicants with experience using bioenergetics, enzyme kinetics, absorbance/fluorescence spectroscopy, and in vivo work will be strongly considered. However, creativity, drive, and enthusiasm can go a long way towards making up for a lack of experience in these areas. Although our main focus is answering biological questions, we are also very interested in people with strong backgrounds in bioinformatics. Students with backgrounds in scientific instrumentation who want to obtain some experience in biology are also encouraged to apply. 

If you are interested in working in our lab contact us by email (Alexander Galkin) for more information.

Feil Family Brain and Mind Research Institute
Weill Cornell Medicine
RR-506, 407 E 61 Street
New York, NY 10065
TEL:+1 646 962-8171
FAX: +1 646 962-0535


BRMI Alexander Galkin