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Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine Job Openings

The Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine at NYU Langone seeks accomplished individuals to join our team. Below are job opportunities available in our faculty labs.

NYU Langone is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

Knaut Lab—July 12, 2021

The group of Holger Knaut, PhD, seeks highly motivated, detail-orientated, and passionate PhD or MD graduates with experience in cell biology or fluorescence microscopy or biophysics to explore projects related to the regulation of cellular behaviors during morphogenesis in the context of live animals using quantitative imaging and genetics and computational modeling.

Our goal is to decipher the physical, molecular, and cellular principles underlying dynamic cell behaviors during morphogenesis. We hope that uncovering these principles will provide an understanding of how normal cell dynamics contributes to development and homeostasis and why perturbations cause defects and disease.

Current models our lab uses to understand dynamic cell behavior are the assembly of neurons into clusters (Lewellis S., et al. Journal of Cell Biology, 2013); the tissue movement of sensory organs (Wang J., et al. Developmental Cell, 2018; Colak-Champollion T., et al. Current Biology, 2019; Lau S., et al. Nature Cell Biology, 2020); and the formation of the coronary artery network in zebrafish (Nagelberg D., et al. Current Biology, 2015). To interrogate these processes, we use classical genetics, genome engineering, and advanced fluorescence microscopy and computational modeling, often in collaboration with other laboratories.

Our group is located in Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, a premier institution for biomedical research that focuses boldly on basic research. It also provides excellent core facilities and a supportive environment for interactions between its labs and the clinical disciplines at NYU Langone. With a strong awareness that most medical breakthroughs originate in basic research, the medical center has allocated considerable resources in developing a state-of-the-art, modern, interdisciplinary research unit in the center of the medical school environment.

Candidates should have a recent MD, PhD, or MD/PhD degree and a strong background in cell biology or fluorescence microscopy or biophysics. Although not essential, candidates with experience in the use of animal models are encouraged to apply. Please send a cover letter explaining relevant work experience and interests, a CV, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Knaut at

Skolnik Lab—July 6, 2021

The laboratory of Edward Y. Skolnik, MD, has two open positions for postdoctoral fellows to study the role of histidine phosphorylation in normal biology and disease and to identify and study the role of novel kinases in the pathogenesis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD).

The fellow for the histidine phosphorylation position will conduct studies to identify the role of a histidine phosphatases that we recently identified in immune function as well as the identification, function, and regulation of novel mammalian histidine phosphorylated proteins.

For the second position, which involves studying novel kinases in the pathogenesis of APDKD, the fellow will conduct studies that use novel mass spectrometry approaches and various mouse models of ADPKD to identify novel kinases and the pathways they regulate in the pathogenesis of ADPKD, with the ultimate goal of identifying novel therapeutic targets to treat patients. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Skolnik at

Burden and Koide Labs—August 26, 2020

The laboratories of Steven J. Burden, PhD, and Shohei Koide, PhD, have two funded positions for postdoctoral fellows and one for a research technician to join a collaborative project to study congenital myasthenia and myasthenia gravis and other neuromuscular diseases. The positions are available immediately. Conducted in collaboration with a biotech company, the project involves studying recently generated mouse models of neuromuscular disease and further development of a therapeutic agent that can overcome disease and restore normal function. The applicant should have experience in histology and mouse work and may be familiar with cell culture and biochemical experiments. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Burden at