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Available Positions for Postdoctoral Fellows

At NYU Grossman School of Medicine, we frequently post new opportunities for postdoctoral fellows to join our team of world-class biomedical investigators.

If you are interested in applying for an available position, please contact the principal investigator directly using the contact information included with the position listing. You might find additional postdoc and research opportunities by searching the NYU Grossman School of Medicine website for a researcher or department that interests you.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine researchers who have an available postdoctoral position they would like to add to this list can submit the new postdoctoral position submission form.

Current postdocs nearing the end of their appointment can log into the postdoc community using their Kerberos ID to browse a list of job openings. Faculty and administrators from outside institutions who wish to add a job opening to this list can do so by submitting a career opportunity form.

Download the Postdoctoral Affairs Program Handbook for a comprehensive guide for all current and prospective NYU Langone Health postdocs.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering diversity for postdoctoral fellows in the workplace. The following positions offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and eligibility for student housing:

Cell-Intrinsic and Environmental Sources of Mutations in Cancer—February 16, 2024

The laboratory of Mia Petljak, PhD, at NYU Grossman School of Medicine is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to join a multidisciplinary team investigating the cell-intrinsic and environmental causes of somatic mutations in human tissues, as well as their impact on cancer development and evolution. Building upon our foundational work (Cell, 2019; Nature, 2023; and Nature Genetics, 2023), our team leverages mutational signatures, distinct genomic imprints left by individual mutagens on human genomes, to identify and characterize individual mutagenic sources. Through this approach, we aim to discover processes that cause and fuel cancer evolution, as well as aid in the development of innovative preventative and therapeutic strategies to prevent and treat it.

As a successful candidate, you will lead a project looking into the sources, exposure biomarkers and/or functional impact of the suspected or poorly defined cell-intrinsic and/or environmental mutagens in cancer. Working side-by-side with bioinformaticians, you will benefit from learning computational aspects of the sequencing analyses, engaging in academic and industry collaborations. Mentorship will be provided by Dr. Petljak in translating applicable findings into patents and start-up opportunities as applicable. You will be located with the Petljak Lab in the new, state-of-the-art CURE facility at 345 Park Avenue South in the center of Manhattan.

The salary range is $70,000 to $75,000.

Required Education and Experience

Candidates should have a PhD, MD/PhD, or MD.

Preference is given to applicants with strong expertise in both cell and molecular biology in human cancer cell models. Ideal candidates will have focused expertise in the biology of cancer cells, including but not limited to metabolism, genomic instability, DNA damage, repair and replication, stem cells, and other cellular states and processes associated with cancer (e.g., stress, senescence, differentiation, cell cycle, and cell death, and inflammatory signaling).

Computational experience is not required.

How to Apply

To apply, please submit a CV and brief statement of interests to Dr. Petljak at Mia.Petljak@NYULangone.org.

Adipocyte Biology Research—February 16, 2024

We are looking for motivated candidates interested in joining the research team of Elisabetta Mueller, PhD, in the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at NYU Langone. We are currently accepting applications for positions starting immediately funded by a National Institutes of Health (NIH) R01 grant recently awarded to Dr. Mueller’s lab.

The laboratory’s research focus is the characterization of the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms regulating fat tissue homeostasis to better understand the molecular networks that control adipocyte biology in health and disease and to ultimately develop new therapeutic interventions to combat metabolic disease.

For more detailed information regarding the lab research topics, see Dr. Mueller’s publications.

The salary for this position is $60,000.

How to Apply

Eligible candidates holding a PhD, MD, or both, and with strong knowledge of basic molecular and cell biological techniques, in addition to being capable of handling and phenotyping transgenic mice, should send their applications to Dr. Mueller at Elisabetta.Mueller@NYULangone.org. The candidates selected will be contacted for an interview shortly after receipt of their application.

Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy—February 8, 2024

A one- or two-year postdoctoral fellowship position is available at the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy within the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The fellowship will be conducted in collaboration with a research team at the Department of Epidemiology at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.

The center aims to conduct high-impact research to inform policy, social, health services, community, and treatment approaches to reduce overdose and substance-related harms through four areas of focus, overall and across intersectional subgroups. This fellowship will particularly focus on research on the intersection between physical disability, pain, and opioid-related harms among the Medicaid population, and on the role of behavioral health services in mitigating risks for individuals with disabilities who are eligible for Medicaid coverage. Depending on their research interests, there are also opportunities to participate in other ongoing research projects such as evaluating the impact of overdose prevention centers on the health of people who use drugs, as well as evaluating the impact of economic support policies and drug laws on overdose and other opioid-related harms.

The Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy is a trusted research center that serves as a central source of research on the United States’ rapidly shifting opioid overdose epidemic. The center shares evidence and metrics with researchers, policymakers, and the public nationally and internationally. Learn more about the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy.


Applicants must have a doctorate in epidemiology or a related field (e.g., biostatistics or related analytical disciplines) and have comprehensive understanding of statistical concepts and methods; proficiency in R; and excellent communication (both oral and writing) and analytical skills.


The fellow is expected to increase their methodological and substantive knowledge of one or more of the aforementioned areas, build skills for developing and implementing research studies, and have opportunities to lead and/or co-author manuscript publications. They will perform population health research activities, including processing Medicaid datasets, performing statistical analyses, developing or extending estimation methods, preparing manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, delivering presentations at scientific meetings, and providing other research and methodological support for existing and ongoing studies.

The position offers up to two years of postdoctoral fellowship with compensation commensurate with experience, an excellent benefits package, and funds for travel to professional conferences and meetings. Individuals with the following characteristics will be competitive for the position: strong motivation and commitment to a career in epidemiologic methods, excellent communication and quantitative skills, and ability to conduct self-directed and collaborative research.

Professional Environment

The fellowship will take place within the Center for Opioid Epidemiology and Policy. Faculty members at center and in the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Population Health conduct cutting-edge work on the social determinants of substance use, the impact of state and national policies on substance use, and the effects of different treatment regimens and medications on substance use disorders. Outstanding training opportunities for multidisciplinary research in substance use epidemiology are available in the Department of Population Health, which has Divisions of Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Healthcare Delivery Science, Medical Ethics, Health and Behavior, and Comparative Effectiveness and Decision Science. Multidisciplinary research on substance use is also fostered by the presence of the NYU Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research, an NIH-funded interdisciplinary research center that focuses on public health issues related to HIV, hepatitis C, and drug use. State-of-the-art research resources, including extensive biostatistical/bioinformatics support, are available. The fellow will be integrated into a vibrant and diverse community of analysts, doctoral students, postdoctoral fellows, faculty, and staff in center. As a member of center, the fellow will have access to a range of career development opportunities, monthly open analyst meetings, journal clubs, seminars, and center research meetings and high-profile events.

Salary Range

The salary range for this position is $75,000 to $85,000.

How to Apply

Please email a cover letter describing relevant research experience and your specific interest in this fellowship; a detailed CV; and names/contact information for three references to Magdalena Cerdá, DrPH, MPH, center director, at Magdalena.Cerda@NYULangone.org.

Homelessness and Substance Use—January 2, 2024

We are seeking a fulltime postdoctoral fellow for a two-year position to start as soon as possible. The postdoctoral fellow will contribute to a new National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded study (described below) while advancing in their training and career development under the mentorship of study principal investigator (PI) Kelly M. Doran, MD. The ideal candidate will be passionate about using research as a mechanism to improve health for people experiencing homelessness and will hold a doctoral degree in epidemiology, sociology, public health, population health, urban science, public policy, or a related field. The position is based in New York City.


The postdoctoral fellow’s primary research responsibilities will be for a new NIH-funded study titled Crisis Response, Durable Lessons: A Mixed Methods Examination of a Large-Scale Hoteling Intervention for People Experiencing Homelessness in NYC During the COVID-19 Pandemic. This project is a community-partnered, mixed methods research study to examine substance use and related health impacts of a large-scale initiative to place over 9,000 homeless New Yorkers into commercial hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study will use in-depth interviews with homeless shelter staff and clients to examine how substance use behaviors and treatment access changed for people placed into hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study will also use linked homeless services and Medicaid data to examine health-related effects of hotel placement compared to remaining in a homeless shelter. Finally, the study will include a national environmental scan to examine best practices and inform future efforts.

The study research team includes investigators from NYU Grossman School of Medicine; NYU Wagner School of Public Service; NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development the New York City Department of Homeless Services; and Project Renewal Inc. (a nonprofit homeless services provider in New York City). The investigators will work together with a stakeholder advisory board that includes individuals with lived experience of homelessness. The study will identify challenges, assets, and innovations with durable lessons for the future that will be critical not only to prepare for future pandemics, but also to inform future programs and policies to better respond to the overlapping crises of homelessness and substance use disorder.

The postdoctoral fellow will engage in all elements of research, from design through dissemination, in collaboration with community and academic partners. Exact roles on the research project will depend on postdoctoral fellow’s interests and skills, and stage of the research, but it is anticipated that the postdoctoral fellow would lead activities for the quantitative analysis (with support from a data analyst); guide the qualitative interviews and environmental scan (with support from a research coordinator); coordinate quantitative and qualitative data integration; publish first-authored manuscripts; and disseminate research through conference presentations, policy reports, and other outlets. The postdoctoral fellow will meet regularly and work closely with Dr. Doran, study co-investigators, study staff, and the stakeholder advisory board.

The postdoctoral fellow may also have the opportunity to get involved with other related research projects of Dr. Doran’s, including a project examining implementation of overdose prevention practices in permanent supportive housing. Finally, the postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to pursue independent research projects related to homelessness and health and, ultimately, prepare an application for independent research funding (e.g., NIH K01 or similar).

Education and Career Development

The goal of the postdoctoral fellow program is to help develop the next generation of faculty leaders in research at the intersection of health with homelessness and housing. The education and career development of the postdoctoral fellow will be enhanced by an affiliation with the Health x Housing Lab in the Department of Population Health at NYU Langone. The Health x Housing Lab serves as a trusted broker of evidence-based information and guidance for initiatives, practice, and policy sitting at the intersection of health and housing. The lab fulfills its mission through a focus on three key activities: (1) conducting research to build the evidence base for initiatives, programs, and policies at the intersection of housing and health; (2) offering evidence-based advice to inform policy and other interventions related to health and housing; and (3) providing education to expand the reach of practice-relevant evidence on health and housing. The Health x Housing Lab’s work is shaped by an advisory committee that includes people with lived experience of homelessness and/or housing instability, as well as other relevant stakeholders.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers excellent opportunities for postdoctoral fellow learning and professional growth including multiple seminars each week on research methods and topics in population health, individualized development plans, and professional development workshops and networking/social opportunities. Direct mentorship will be provided primarily by Dr. Doran, an emergency medicine physician whose research sits at the intersection of health and housing. The postdoctoral fellow will also have the opportunity to interact with other investigators from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and from other schools across NYU. While mentors will provide guidance and sponsorship, it is also expected that the postdoctoral fellow will be proactive in taking advantage of available opportunities for education and professional development.


Required qualifications:

  • doctoral degree (PhD, DrPh, or equivalent) in epidemiology, sociology, public health, population health, urban science/policy, public policy, health services research, biostatistics, or a related field
  • dedication to research as a mechanism to improve health for marginalized populations
  • proficiency with quantitative analysis—including analysis with large datasets and using statistical software—and appropriate methodologic expertise; must have the ability to perform methodologically sound cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses independently
  • understanding of qualitative research methods
  • track record of community-oriented, collaborative work and research, and ability to work effectively with diverse, interdisciplinary teams
  • understanding of and commitment to racial equity and housing justice
  • evidence of strong writing and communication skills
  • a critical thinker and problem solver with the drive and demonstrated ability to translate ideas to action and complete projects effectively
  • highly motivated, self-driven, organized, reliable
  • strong fund of knowledge regarding housing and homelessness as well as substance use

Preferred qualifications:

  • training and experience with qualitative methods, mixed methods, and/or community-based participatory research (CBPR) methods
  • experience with program and policy evaluation
  • relevant experience from outside academia
  • research dissemination skills (e.g., ability to use Twitter and/or other social media, website management, writing for popular media, podcasting)

Individuals from racial and/or ethnic groups that are underrepresented in medicine are encouraged to apply, as are individuals who have lived experience of housing insecurity and/or homelessness.

Salary and Benefits

The yearly postdoctoral stipend range is $70,000 to $80,000. The postdoctoral fellow will additionally be supported to attend professional conferences. NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers excellent benefits.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send the following materials to apply:

  • CV
  • cover letter describing your interest in the position, relevant experience, and career goals
  • at least one academic writing sample (e.g., a published or unpublished manuscript)
  • information for three references who can speak about your research capacity and other relevant qualifications; include name, phone number, email, and relationship for each

Applications will be considered and interviews offered as they are received. Please send application materials to Stephanie Blaufarb at Stephanie.Blaufarb@NYULangone.org.

Head and Neck Cancer Research—January 2, 2024

This is a postdoctoral position in the laboratory of Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD, in the Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery at NYU Langone. Our lab is focused at investigating the molecular and immunological mechanisms in head and neck cancer, with a recent focus on the tumor microenvironment. We are looking for a postdoctoral candidate with experience in molecular biology and/or Immunology who has the ability to use independent discretion, critical thinking, and appropriate judgment in carrying out research within the predetermined research scope and methodology. Duties assigned to this title will require an in-depth knowledge acquired through the candidate’s PhD studies and past lab experiences; duties include but not limited to independent implementation of complex research plans, development of appropriate research methods, skilled execution of in vitro and in vivo experiments, proper data collection and analysis, and writing detailed descriptive analytical reports and presentations of resulting data. The incumbent will conduct research and ensure that all experiments are appropriately conducted following the policies and procedures of NYU Langone.

Job responsibilities include the following:

  • conduct research experiments in the field of molecular biology and/or immunology within the predetermined research scope and methodology
  • design and implement research protocols; design and adapt new or existing procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research project; problem solve research challenges and model development, as needed
  • collect, analyze, and interpret data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze/interpret the collected data; keep a detailed notebook summarizing experiments and recording research data, as well as maintain a computer database of research data, experimental results, protocols, and manuscripts
  • manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals, grants, and presentations; use graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data; may attend scientific conferences and meetings
  • supervise other personnel in the laboratory to coordinate research efforts for increased efficiency; participate in training and/or mentoring of fellows, residents, students, and volunteer workers as needed
  • other duties as assigned

Other required skills include the following:

  • excellent teamwork and communication skills
  • ability to acquire accurate, reproducible data
  • satisfactory scientific writing skills demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications
  • ability to work independently
  • excellent project and time management skills
  • strong interpersonal and mentoring skills

The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $75,000.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Duvvuri at Umamaheswar.Duvvuri@NYULangone.org.

Laryngeal Biology—January 2, 2024

The laboratory of Ryan C. Branski, PhD, seeks to add a postdoctoral position to work on a National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded project related to laryngeal muscle atrophy. Opportunities to contribute to other areas of investigation are also encouraged, including mechanisms of laryngeal mucosal repair, glucocorticoid signaling in the upper aerodigestive tract, and muscle–mucosa interactions. Postdoctoral fellows are also encouraged to establish independent lines of investigation, thematically consistent with laboratory priorities. Rodent surgery as well as cell culture are required.

The salary range for this position is $70,000 to $75,000.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Branski at Ryan.Branski@NYULangone.org.

Obesity and Metabolism—December 22, 2023

We are looking for scientists interested in joining our research team at NYU Langone. The lab is currently accepting applications for a position funded by a grant recently awarded by the NIH to the principal investigator, Elisabetta Mueller, PhD, that aims to characterize the transcriptional and epigenetic mechanisms regulating adipose tissue homeostasis. Applications from PhDs, MDs, or MD/PhDs familiar with basic molecular and cell biological techniques, in addition to physiological assays, will be considered for the open position. To learn more about our research devoted to the understanding of the molecular networks that control adipocyte biology, please take a look at our bibliography through Dr. Mueller’s publications.

The salary range for this position is $50,000 to $55,000.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Mueller at Elisabetta.Mueller@NYULangone.org.

CAR T Cell and Technology Development—November 30, 2023

The recently founded Yarmarkovich Lab is seeking a motivated and creative postdoctoral fellow to join a growing team focused on developing a novel class of personalized CAR T cells and other immunotherapies. The successful candidate will join a dynamic multidisciplinary group focused on both developing novel therapies for clinical translation and developing new technologies to enable personalized immunotherapy.

The postdoc will be exposed to a broad range of experimental approaches covering the entire developmental process of new immunotherapies including target discovery, CAR engineering, and preclinical development. This work will build on a recent publication and focus on developing the next generation of immunotherapies.

The postdoc will join a team working at all stages of immunotherapy development as part of local and international multidisciplinary teams focused on developing the next generation of CAR T cells: Biden Cancer Moonshot, Stand Up to Cancer Pediatric Cancer Dream Team, Cancer UK Grand Challenge, and the Prostate Cancer Fund Tactical team, and will benefit from exposure to an extensive network of collaborations and scientific meetings. The postdoc will also have the opportunity to interface with several biotech and startup companies through ongoing collaborations.

The postdoc will participate in development of therapies intended for clinical translation and have access to a very broad range of growth opportunities. Individuals will have the opportunity to develop and execute independent projects, present work at conferences, and closely collaborate with international experts across disciplines. The Yarmarkovich Lab will assist in growing your scientific acumen and professional repertoire, as well as provide career mentorship and sponsorship opportunities. This is an ideal opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in academia or biotech or pursuing entrepreneurial ventures.

Fellowship Qualifications

Those interested should have a PhD, MD/PhD, or MD. Preference is given to applicants with prior experience in any of the following: phage display, proteomics, protein engineering, and T cell assays.

Prior experience with relevant approaches preferred. Techniques include but are not limited to proteomics (immunopeptidomics), phage display, T cell transduction and cytotoxicity assays, protein purification, cloning, protein engineering, flow cytometry, and immunological assays.

The salary range is $60,000 to $70,000.

How to Apply

If you are interested in an exciting experience working at the forefront of immunotherapy development with a focus on delivering high-impact therapies for patients, consider joining our team. To apply, please submit a CV and brief statement of research interests (including previous research experience) to Mark Yarmarkovich, PhD, at Mark.Yarmarkovich@NYULangone.org.

Addiction Health Services Research—November 20, 2023

The Department of Population Health is seeking applications for a full-time postdoctoral research fellow, with the intended start date in July 2024. The fellow will work with Jennifer McNeely, MD, on an NIH-funded research portfolio focused on improving the identification and treatment of substance use disorders in general medical settings. The research spans screening, prevention, and treatment of opioid and other substance use disorders in clinical settings including primary care clinics, hospitals, and emergency departments.

The fellow will work with Dr. McNeely on disseminating research findings through publications and presentations and will have some involvement with ongoing studies. In addition to project-specific activities, postdoctoral fellows will be encouraged to develop their own research questions related to substance use, with mentorship from Dr. McNeely and other senior researchers in the department. Fellows will also have an opportunity to participate in and pursue research in a range of healthcare settings that informs clinical care and health policy.

Postdoctoral fellows will be provided with professional development opportunities in an exceptional training environment. This includes opportunities to work with the NIDA Clinical Trials Network, where Dr. McNeely is Multiple Principal Investigator (MPI) of the New York Node. Fellows will attend research and mentorship seminar series and are encouraged to participate in training opportunities specific to their career development. In addition, travel funds are available for fellows to travel to one conference a year to present their research.

Fellows should have a doctoral degree from an accredited institution (e.g., PhD, Dr PH, ScD, DBA) with training and/or experience in public health, health services research, sociology or psychology preferred. Candidates in all but degree (ABD) with scheduled examination dates will be considered.

The salary range for this position is $70,000—$75,000.

How to Apply

To apply, send statement of interest and CV to Noa Appleton at Noa.Appleton@NYULangone.org.

Digital Health Innovation—November 6, 2023

The Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics, and Design (HiBRID) Lab is a research group at NYU Langone studying how digital innovation can be used to improve healthcare delivery and patient care. The lab has a role available for a postdoctoral digital health innovation research fellow to support the design and development of several NIH-funded projects focused on digital health implementation studies and innovative operational deployment projects. Areas of research include but are not limited to remote patient monitoring, patient or provider engagement through behavioral science, implementation science, clinical decision support, and shared decision-making tool development.

The fellow will perform research-related duties as needed, including literature reviews, consensus building, user research, ideation, intervention development, and data analysis and visualization. The fellow will also contribute to publications and presentations and have the opportunity to pursue interests and projects related to HiBRID’s current portfolio of projects. The fellow will work independently and applicants with keen interests and experience in digital health equity are highly encouraged to apply.

Fellowship Qualifications

Candidates must possess the following qualifications:

  • PhD, DrPH, MD or other relevant doctoral degree
  • strong interest in implementation science, digital health, and health services delivery
  • priority given to candidates with background in informatics, remote patient monitoring/telehealth, usability/user research, machine learning, or human factors engineering
  • knowledge of standard computer software packages for data analysis and presentation
  • exceptional writing skills
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • ability to work independently and apply critical thinking and sound judgement
  • ability to work well under ambiguity with little supervision
  • good organizational and time management skills
  • user research, prototyping, programming, analytical, electronic health record research and related interoperability (FHIR, SMART, etc.), or technical architecture experiences highly valued

Candidates must have work authorization in the United States. The salary range is $60,000 to $69,556.44.

The fellow will join NYU Langone’s campus in New York City’s Midtown East in a hybrid capacity. The ideal candidate is a strong researcher who is familiar with a range of methodological approaches, can work both in a team and independently, has a track record of cross-disciplinary work in the context of digital healthcare, and displays an interest in practical applications of academic scholarship.

How to Apply

The application must include a CV and cover letter indicating the candidate’s interest in the topic area and qualifications for the role. Candidates can email their CV and cover letter to HiBRID.Lab@NYULangone.org.

Neoantigen-Specific T Cell Characterization and Development of Signatures of Outcome with IL-6 Blockade During Immunotherapy—October 2, 2023

The laboratory of Jeffrey S. Weber, MD, PhD, is seeking to hire a postdoctoral candidate in the immuno-oncology field to perform work to define new biomarkers in patients with melanoma treated with checkpoint inhibition. Working with leading academic clinicians and basic scientists in the field of flow cytometry and informatics, the successful candidate will work at the intersection of genetics, tumor immunology, and bioinformatics with the goal of developing rational treatments to be tested in the clinic. This work will generate understanding of resistance to treatment with checkpoint blockade and development of novel treatments/combinations and biomarkers, and identify new targets for novel therapeutics. The results of this research will be communicated by publishing those results in high-impact journals.

Fellowship Qualifications

We are seeking candidates with experience in molecular biology, genomic analysis, human cellular immunology, multiflow cytometry, and cell culture work. Self-motivated and innovative individuals with a track record in the field of immunology/tumor immunology and/or oncology with relevant publications should apply. Successful candidates will need to have excellent written and oral communication skills and be willing to seek out grant funding from external sources in support of independent research and may participate in writing grant proposals. Two years of funding are guaranteed.

The salary range is $ 70,000 to $75,000.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a CV and a brief statement of research to Mallory McClure at Mallory.McClure@NYULangone.org.

Biostatistics—October 2, 2023

A postdoctoral position is available that involves developing cutting-edge statistical, machine learning, and AI approaches to advance the integrative analysis of high-dimensional, multiomics data (including metagenome/microbiome, metabolome, DNA-seq, and RNA-seq data) from large-scale population studies. The postdoctoral candidate will work closely with Huilin Li, PhD, and Jiyuan Hu, PhD. The successful candidate will also engage in collaborative research with multiple partners across NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

Fellowship Qualifications

Candidates must possess the following:

  • PhD in statistics, biostatistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, or computational biology
  • ability to analyze high-dimensional -omics dataset
  • strong communication skills (written and oral) and organizational skills

Self-motivated and collaborative individuals are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in statistical/machine/deep learning, statistical genetics research is a plus.

We offer a competitive annual salary starting at $70,000.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to Dr. Li at Huilin.Li@NYULangone.org or Dr. Hu at Jiyuan.Hu@NYULangone.org. The position is available immediately and for up to one year.

Platelets, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Disease—August 25, 2023

Postdoctoral and research scientist positions are available in the platelet laboratory of Jeffrey S. Berger, MD, and Tessa J. Barrett, PhD, at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Our laboratory is dedicated to elucidating the mechanism and regulation of platelet-mediated complications in atherogenesis, thrombosis, and inflammatory diseases.

Platelets are key players in thrombosis and hemostasis, inflammation, and immune activation. Using a combination of clinical data, mouse models, and cell culture, we investigate novel signaling pathways in platelets that contribute to cardiovascular risk and other inflammatory diseases. We are currently recruiting for a postdoctoral and a research scientist to investigate novel signaling pathways in platelets to join our team who is determined to reach results that change the way we treat cardiovascular disease and inflammatory diseases (Barrett et al., 2021. Science Advances; Barrett et al., 2019. Science Translational Medicine; and Dann et al., 2018. Journal of the American College of Cardiology).

Fellowship Qualifications

The ideal candidate holds a PhD and/or an MD in biological sciences or biomedical-related fields. Candidates must have a solid background in one or more of the following fields: thrombosis and hemostasis, immunology, and/or genetics. We are looking for a creative and driven individual with a strong publication record, ideally with expertise in platelet physiology, cardiovascular research, molecular biology, flow cytometry, and/or cellular imaging/microscopy. Previous experience in high throughput sequencing (e.g., RNA-seq, ATAC-seq) is highly desired. Applicants with murine and animal microsurgery experience are encouraged to apply.

The salary range is $60,000.00 to $69,556.44.

How to Apply

To apply or to obtain more information about the position, please contact Dr. Barrett at Tessa.Barrett@NYULangone.org and Dr. Berger at Jeffrey.Berger@NYULangone.org. Applicants should include a CV, brief statement of research background, and the names of three references.

Cardiovascular Molecular and Cellular Research—August 18, 2023

The laboratory of Bhama Ramkhelawon, PhD, is seeking a highly motivated and talented postdoctoral fellow to join our research team. The successful candidate will have recently completed their doctoral degree and will engage in cutting-edge research within NYU Langone’s Department of Surgery. This position offers an excellent opportunity for professional growth, collaboration with distinguished researchers, and access to state-of-the-art facilities.

Responsibilities include the following.

Conduct research: Undertake original and independent research in the cardiovascular field, contributing to ongoing research projects and developing new ones under the guidance of the principal investigator (PI).

Data collection and analysis: Collect, analyze, and interpret research data using appropriate methodologies and statistical tools.

Literature review: Conduct a comprehensive literature review to inform research design and provide critical insights into the field of study.

Presentations and publications: Present research findings at departmental seminars, conferences, and other academic events. Prepare and submit research manuscripts for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Collaborate: Work jointly with other members of the research team, including faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and research assistants.

Professional development: Stay updated with the latest advancements in the research field, attend workshops, and actively participate in academic and professional development activities.

Mentorship and training: Provide guidance and mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students working on related research projects.

Compliance: Ensure research activities adhere to institutional and federal regulations and ethical guidelines.

Support grant applications: Assist the PI in preparing grant proposals to secure funding for research projects.

Fellowship Qualifications

Consideration will be given to candidates who possess the following:

  • PhD in science. The degree must be expected to be completed before the start of the fellowship.
  • demonstrated expertise in the area of research, with a strong academic and publication record
  • proficiency in scientific writing and the ability to communicate research findings effectively
  • experience with data analysis software and statistical tools
  • excellent organizational and time management skills
  • a team player with the ability to work collaboratively and independently

The salary range is $60,000 to $75,000.

Learn more about the Ramkhelawon Lab.

J-1 Visa Sponsorship

This position is open to international applicants eligible for the J-1 Exchange Visitor Visa program. As part of the visa sponsorship process, the successful candidate will need to meet the eligibility criteria set forth by the U.S. Department of State and the institution's international scholar services. Our institution is committed to supporting the successful candidate throughout the visa application process.

How to Apply

Interested individuals should send an email to Dr. Ramkhelawon at Bhama.Ramkhelawon@NYULangone.org, including a cover letter describing research experience and qualifications, academic CV, and contact information of referees.

Molecular Pathways of Therapeutic Response in Head and Neck Cancer—August 10, 2023

Head and neck cancer is a highly fatal malignancy that is one of the fastest rising cancers in the Unites States. This disease can be caused by exposure to either carcinogenic agents such as tobacco or alcohol, or viruses such as human papillomavirus. The disease is characterized by delayed onset of symptoms, early metastasis, and frequent occurrence of resistance to clinically administered therapies.

The overarching goal of the laboratory of Umamaheswar Duvvuri, MD, PhD, at NYU Langone is to identify mechanisms and cellular pathways that regulate head and neck cancer initiation and progression, as well as developing novel, more effective therapeutics. Dr. Duvvuri is an internationally renowned surgeon–scientist and the chair of NYU Langone’s Department of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery.

The Duvvuri Lab is seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in cancer biology and immunology. In our recent work (Vyas et al., 2022. PNAS), we performed an in-depth study to demonstrate that lysosomes drive tumor proliferation and resistance to chemotherapy. More recent data suggests that lysosomal function, specifically exocytosis, drives the presentation of PD-L1 on the tumor cell surface and can mediate response to immune checkpoint blockade. We are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with immunology training who is interested in further characterizing the immune landscape and its relationship to lysosomal/intracellular organellular biology in the context of immunotherapy treatment for these cancers.

We will also explore the tumor and microenvironment features that associate with response to standard chemotherapy and IO-based clinical trial treatments with paired patient biopsies. Integration of scRNA-seq with spatial technologies are ongoing, and functional assays to interrogate the contribution of TME features to tumor progression and response to therapy can be pursued with our large portfolio of murine and human model systems. A strong bioinformatics team and immunology community is in place for collaborative work and functional validation.

Our lab uses multiple advanced genomic technologies to study the mechanisms of disease progression and to understand the biology that underlies this process to define new targets for therapy. We currently employ many in vitro and in vivo approaches, including patient-derived organoids and tumor xenografts, as well as genetically engineered mouse models, to characterize and validate new targets and therapeutic strategies.

Fellowship Qualifications

We seek individuals with a strong background in immunology to work on projects that interrogate the role of microenvironment and the immune system in pancreatic cancer etiology and response to therapy.

Our research program is also expanding and focusing on different molecular subtypes of pancreatic cancer, including homologous recombinant–deficient pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The successful candidate is a driven, creative, team-oriented individual, with a passion for translating fundamental biologic findings to the clinical setting.

Candidates should have broad experience in cell biology, biochemistry, and molecular biology. Experience with cell and animal models (xenograft or genetically engineered mouse models) is valued positively.

A background in cancer biology and immunology is desirable. Priority will be given to individuals with an outstanding publication record from prior graduate and/or postgraduate training and/or existing extramural funding. We welcome applications from both recent PhD recipients and individuals seeking additional postdoctoral training. Proficiency in English is required.

The salary range is $60,000 to $65,000.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Duvvuri at Umamaheswar.Duvvuri@NYULangone.org.