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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—October 2, 2019

The group of Holger Knaut, PhD, seeks highly motivated, detail-orientated, and passionate PhD or MD graduates with experience in cell biology and 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 (Venkiteswaran G., et al. Cell, 2013; Wang J., et al. Developmental Cell, 2018; Colak-Champollion T., et al. Current Biology, 2019); 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 the 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

Smith Lab—April 10, 2019

The laboratory of Susan L. Smith, PhD, in the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine seeks motivated candidates for a postdoctoral position. Research in the Smith Lab focuses on mechanisms of chromosome cohesion and segregation in aging and cancer. Specifically, we seek to understand how sister chromatid cohesion is established at repetitive sequence (including telomeres, ribosomal DNA arrays, and centromeres) in S phase during DNA replication and how these sequences are resolved and accurately distributed to daughter cells in mitosis. We use multiple approaches including molecular biology, genomics, proteomics, fluorescent in situ hybridization, and live-cell imaging to elucidate the basic mechanisms controlling propagation and segregation of the human genome and to determine the impact of defective resolution on genome integrity in aging and cancer.

To get a better idea of our work, view publications from the Smith Lab.

Candidates must have a PhD degree in cell biology, biochemistry, or a related area. Please send your CV, a brief statement of research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Smith at

Postdoctoral Position in Biological Mass Spectrometry—April 10, 2019

We have an opening for a postdoctoral position (or an assistant/associate research scientist) to perform biological mass spectrometry in collaboration with a number of outstanding investigators at NYU Grossman School of Medicine and neighboring universities. The position offers the opportunity to use quantitative mass spectrometry tools such as SILAC and TMT to study cell signaling in neurons, glial cells, and other medically important cells and tissues.

Other projects include the characterization of post-translational modifications in neuronal proteins, characterization of biomarkers for neurodegenerative disease and cancer, and the identification and characterization of small molecules (metabolites) that are important for cell signaling and metabolism. The lab is equipped with a nanoflow LC-Thermo Electron LTQ-Orbitrap system, three ThermoFisher Q-Exactive mass spectrometers (including HF and HF-X), and a Bruker Autoflex MALDI-TOF.

The ideal candidate will have a PhD degree in biochemistry, chemistry, or cell biology with some experience in protein and/or small molecule purification/characterization and/or biological mass spectrometry and experience and/or interest in molecular neuroscience. Especially well-qualified master’s-level scientists will also be considered for the position.

Please address questions and/or a CV including the names of three references by email to Thomas A. Neubert, PhD, director of the NYU Mass Spectrometry Core for Neuroscience, at