Join Us!

The Gadagkar Lab is looking for talented and highly motivated postdocs, graduate students, and research technicians! Applicants should have a STEM background (Math, CS, Physics, Engineering, Neuroscience, Biology, or related field) and a passion for studying the brain. Computational and programming skills will be highly valued.

We are part of the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute, which brings together an extraordinary group of researchers from across Columbia University, in a state-of-the-art facility, to transform our understanding of the brain and mind.


We have immediate openings for postdocs. Interested candidates should contact Vikram Gadagkar directly.

Graduate Students:

Prospective students should apply to the Columbia Doctoral Program in Neurobiology and Behavior. Our program is outstanding and attracts the best students in the world. If you are already at Columbia and are interested in rotating in the Gadagkar Lab, please contact Vikram Gadagkar

Research Technicians:

We are not actively looking for research technicians at this time. However, interested candidates can check with Vikram Gadagkar.

Gadagkar Lab Core Values

1. Excellence: We believe in pursuing transformative questions with the highest standards of scientific integrity, rigor, and quality.   

2. Cooperation: We believe in creating a culture of respect, cooperation, collaboration, and open and honest communication between all members of the lab.

3. DEI: We believe in fostering an environment that values equity, inclusion, and a diversity of backgrounds, perspectives and areas of expertise.  

4. People First: We believe in prioritizing the well-being of all members of the lab, recognizing that needs and mentoring requirements may differ between individuals. 

5. Communication: We believe that as scientists, it is our responsibility to communicate our discoveries objectively, frequently, and effectively both to the broader scientific community and society at large.