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Postdoc: Functional Epidemiology, Neuropsychiatric Disorders [Janecka Lab]

A postdoctoral position is available in the Functional Epidemiology lab (PI: Magdalena Janecka, PhD) in the Departments of Psychiatry and Genetic & Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, with a focus on elucidating the mechanisms underlying epidemiological findings linked to neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders (NNDs).

The Janecka lab focuses on elucidating mechanisms underlying the observational associations between early-life environment and the risk for NDDs, integrating insights from epidemiology and genomic studies. Our key interest is in the role of parental and early-life factors. We are currently seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in epidemiology, genetic epidemiology and/or causal inference.


  • Perform analyses and method development as outlined in the above summary and as generated in conjunction with Dr. Janecka.
  • Present findings at conferences and departmental meetings, and write-up results for publication in scientific journals.
  • Assist and share expertise with other members of the Lab and broader Mount Sinai research community.


The candidate will have a quantitative background and a PhD in epidemiology, genetic epidemiology, causal inference or a related subject. This post will focus on the etiology of neurodevelopmental and neuropsychiatric disorders; research background in the field is desirable, but not essential, and motivated candidates with an interest in the topic will be strongly considered. The post will require excellent quantitative and computational skills (e.g. R / Bash scripting). Successful candidates will be expected to present their findings at conference presentations and in scientific publications, therefore excellent oral and written communication skills are essential.

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 EOE including Veterans and Disabled


The Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) provides a salary range to comply with the New York City Law on Salary Transparency in Job Advertisements. The salary range for the role is $58,661.00 – $60,788.00 Annually. Actual salaries depend on a variety of factors, including experience, education, and hospital need. The salary range or contractual rate listed does not include bonuses/incentive, differential pay or other forms of compensation or benefits.