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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 opportunities by searching the NYU Grossman School of Medicine website for a researcher or department that interests you. There may be additional research opportunities available.

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.

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.

Research Scientist Liaison with Biotech Startup—February 18, 2020

A research scientist position is open in the laboratory of Leslie I. Gold, PhD, for candidates in the field of tissue regeneration research to serve as a liaison between our academic laboratory and a biotechnology startup.

This position is an excellent and exciting opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of translational medicine, including patent law, formulation, pharmacodynamics and toxicology, clinical trials, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration regulations.

Our lab explores the basic science mechanisms related to the novel functions of the calcium-binding endoplasmic reticulum chaperone protein calreticulin for a variety clinical applications. We discovered calreticulin has profound positive biological effects on wound repair and tissue regeneration, creating an exciting new research field. Calreticulin is being developed for other indications including the treatment of corneal wounds as well as hair follicle neogenesis and tissue reconstruction.

We know that topical application of calreticulin heals wounds by tissue regeneration, showing epidermal appendage neogenesis to hair follicles without scarring. In vitro, calreticulin induces migration of cells to resurface the wound, proliferation of cells to populate the wound, the production of extracellular matrix proteins to remodel and reconstruct the wound defect, removal of dead cells for wound debridement, and prevention of infection. Studies are underway to understand the mechanisms and pathways involved in these novel extracellular functions of calreticulin, as well as the structure and function relationships of the molecule.

The ideal candidate should be creative, highly motivated, work independently, and have a strong background in tissue culture, cell biology, and general molecular biology and biochemical techniques including migration assays. We offer a highly enriched and interactive basic science environment and well-renowned young scientist programs for independent growth.

The research scientist position is limited to U.S. citizens, candidates with a green card, or current J1 or other visa. Please send your CV and at least three references to Dr. Gold at leslie.gold@nyulangone.org.

Iron Metabolism in Human Disease—February 11, 2020

Several postdoctoral positions to study iron metabolism in human disease are available in the laboratory of Richard Possemato, PhD, assistant professor, at NYU Langone’s Department of Pathology. Positions have R01-grant support from the National Cancer Institute and National Institute of General Medical Sciences, as well as multiple biomedical research foundations.

The Possemato Lab explores basic mechanisms of cellular iron sensing, disorders of iron metabolism, and the targeting of iron metabolism pathways in cancer. Ongoing research projects include the following:

  • understanding whether alterations in iron-sulfur cluster synthesis underlie sideroblastic anemia present in patients with myelodysplastic syndrome
  • developing mouse models to ascertain whether dysregulation of iron signaling is responsible for Friedreich’s ataxia
  • characterizing the impact of inhibiting iron-sulfur cluster synthesis on normal and transformed tissues
  • leveraging altered iron metabolism to induce ferroptosis in cancer cells

We utilize a combination of cutting-edge cell and mouse genetic engineering methods, genetic screening, metabolomics, and high-throughput sequencing methods to interrogate these areas of biology.

Our lab has 10 full-time members and is part of a vibrant cancer metabolism community at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. Postdocs have the opportunity to attend international conferences in the field and engage with field scientific leaders. For examples of research being done in the lab, see our recent publications in Nature and Molecular Cell.

The ideal candidate is enthusiastic and highly motivated, has recently obtained a PhD or is about to graduate from a PhD program, and has a record of quality scientific work. Please email richard.possemato@nyulangone.org with your CV or with any questions about our research, NYU Langone, and the lab.

Biomedical Data Scientist—February 4, 2020

The Department of Neurosurgery and Department of Pathology at NYU Langone aim to leverage advances in optics and computer science to bring about improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. We are seeking a creative, passionate, and self-motivated postdoctoral fellow to join a National Institutes of Health-funded initiative to automate key elements of brain tumor diagnosis and detection.

Our group draws on expertise in artificial intelligence, pathology informatics, molecular diagnostics, and the clinical care of patients who have cancer. We aim to develop computational tools to better inform clinical decision-making by making molecular diagnostic data rapidly available to practicing physicians.

The fellow works closely with faculty mentors, peers, and students in our laboratory, as well as clinicians and technicians at NYU Langone. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, development of machine learning algorithms to predict clinically relevant molecular signatures, design and execution of clinical validation studies, publication of results in peer reviewed journals, and presentation at group meetings, as well as at local and national scientific conferences.

Candidates are required to have a PhD or MSc in data science, computer science, or a related field, experience in Unix/Linux systems including high-performance computing environments, and strong programming skills in R and Python. You must have a working knowledge of convolutional neural networks and related machine learning algorithms, and general knowledge of algorithms, data structures, and statistics.

Other necessary qualities include strong communication and analytical skills, proficiency in written and oral English, attention to detail, and the ability to work on multiple projects and meet deadlines. The ideal candidate has a strong publication track record. Fellows work both independently and on a multidisciplinary team with MDs and PhDs.

Please submit your CV, a brief summary of current and future research interests, a description of past research experience and accomplishments, and three references to Daniel A. Orringer, MD, at daniel.orringer@nyulangone.org, and Aristotelis Tsirigos, PhD, at aristotelis.tsirigos@nyulangone.org.

Stem Cell Biology, Tissue Maintenance and Regeneration, and Metabolism—January 30, 2020

The laboratory of Michael N. Wosczyna, PhD, in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and the Musculoskeletal Research Center at NYU Langone, will have open postdoctoral positions beginning March 2020. The laboratory investigates the molecular and cellular mechanisms of tissue maintenance and regeneration, and of global metabolism. We are specifically interested in the role of mesenchymal progenitor/stem cells in these processes, which we model in skeletal muscle and adipose tissue. We investigate these mechanisms using progressive mouse models of disease, in vivo lineage tracing and genetic cell manipulation, coupled with advanced molecular assays, such as single cell transcriptomics.

We are interested in candidates from a broad range of research experiences, including but not limited to stem cell biology, molecular biology, and bioinformatics. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Wosczyna by email at michael.wosczyna@nyulangone.org and include a brief summary of current research efforts and future goals, a CV, and a list of three references. Candidates should have a PhD and/or an MD degree.

Cancer and Stem Cell Biology Postdoctoral Fellowship—November 26, 2019

Postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the Schober Laboratory at NYU School of Medicine. We seek highly motivated candidates who are interested in cancer and stem cell biology. Markus Schober, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology and the Department of Cell Biology and has affiliations with the Perlmutter Cancer Center and the Helen L. and Martin S. Kimmel Center for Stem Cell Biology at NYU Langone Health.

The Schober Laboratory develops innovative experimental approaches to uncover cellular and molecular mechanisms that govern stem cell self-renewal, phenotypic plasticity, and chemotherapy resistance in mouse- and patient-derived squamous cell carcinoma models. We combine gene editing (CRISPR) and next generation sequencing (RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq) approaches to decipher gene regulatory networks that are central to tumor growth and cancer progression.

Creative scientists with an interest in stem and cancer cell biology and gene transcription are encouraged to apply. Candidates should have a PhD and/or MD degree in genetics, molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry, a record of peer-reviewed publications, and good written and oral communication skills. An interest in bioinformatics is beneficial.

To be considered, please submit your CV, a brief summary of current and future research interests, a description of past research experience and accomplishments, selected reprints of publications, a possible start date, and three references to Dr. Markus Schober at markus.schober@nyulangone.org.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity among our faculty and staff. Women and applicants from diverse racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Universal Influenza Vaccine—October 28, 2019

The Vaccine Center, part of the Department of Medicine’s Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at NYU Langone, is seeking a highly motivated, recent PhD or MD/PhD graduate to participate in vaccine research related to a universal influenza vaccine. This is a one-year position with an option to renew for second and subsequent years, if mutually agreed upon. Successful candidates work with Mark J. Mulligan, MD, director of the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology and the Vaccine Center, on projects related to assay development, preclinical studies, human challenge studies, and related projects focused on the development of a universal influenza vaccine. The fellow interacts in a multidisciplinary team environment to design, implement, and monitor research projects related to influenza within Dr. Mulligan’s translational human research program.

The fellow performs the following essential duties:

  • conduct and design experiments under the direction of the lab’s principal investigator
  • provide leadership for the dissemination of findings from the work of the laboratory, including the formation of teams for the development of new proposals
  • maintain regular communication with supervisor by providing weekly progress updates, communicating any problems incurred in data collection or conducting studies, and making recommendations for improvement
  • provide coaching and mentorship to undergraduate and graduate students to support their development

You also support study design, literature reviews, experimental assays, data analysis, and dissemination of findings from the laboratory studies. Potential tasks include proposal development, assay performance, data interpretation and summarization, some statistical analysis, and manuscript writing.

We are seeking a PhD or MD/PhD graduate in immunology, virology, or related discipline, with experience in influenza immunology and virology. Strong publication record and excellent writing skills, exceptional analytical and bench skills, and outstanding communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment are required. Experience in mentoring undergraduate or graduate students is preferred.

To apply, please email a CV, a list of three references, and a short statement describing your experience, goals, and reasons for interest in this position to mark.mulligan@nyulangone.org and lilin.lai@nyulangone.org.

Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience Postdoctoral Fellowship—October 16, 2019

NYU Langone’s Department of Psychiatry is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work under the joint supervision of Mohammed R. Milad, director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program and Esther Blessing, MD, PhD, assistant professor.

Dr. Blessing is the primary investigator of a clinical trial to examine cannabidiol as a treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as part of the PTSD Research Program. She is also collaborating with Dr. Milad to determine the effects of cannabidiol on patients with PTSD and coexisting traumatic brain injury.

The common research focus of the two projects is to understand the neural correlates of fear and anxiety within the human brain and to determine the implications for patients with anxiety and fear-based disorders, including deficits in emotion regulation and executive function.

Our researchers use state-of-the-art multimodal techniques to gather psychophysiological, behavioral, and neural data from participants, as well as structural and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) data to examine the mechanisms of fear and emotion regulation.

We explore novel therapeutic approaches to ameliorate fear and anxiety, including pharmacological and device-based approaches such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Cutting-edge diffusion MRI techniques help detect microstructural alterations and treatment-associated changes in relevant white matter tracts. Investigators in the Behavioral Neuroscience Program also conduct research to understand sex differences and the impact of gonadal hormones on the biology of fear and its extinction.

We seek highly motivated candidates to apply for this position and interact with a stellar team of neuroscientists and psychiatrists within the Department of Psychiatry. The candidate must have a PhD in neuroscience or related fields with substantial neuroimaging expertise. A prior record of publications using structural and/or functional MRI is a plus, as is prior experience in computational science and programming (Matlab, Python, others). Applicant should have the ability to interact and collaborate with other team members, yet be able to work independently.

This position enables candidate to develop their career towards scientific growth and becoming an independent investigator. The fellow has opportunities to attend scientific meetings to present data, write research articles, and develop research projects within the scope of the PTSD research program and the Behavioral Neuroscience Program.

Specific responsibilities for the candidate include the following:

  • participate and assist in the recruitment, screening, and neurocognitive assessment of study participants
  • acquire structural and functional MRI, psychophysiological, and other forms of data from research participants
  • analyze and synthesize complex and multimodal research data
  • presentation of research findings within the department and at scientific meetings and conferences
  • participate in preparing and writing grant applications
  • participate in mentoring students

Interested applicants should submit a CV, a cover letter describing their prior research experience and current interests, as well as their prospective goals (two page max). Names and contact information of three references (one must be the PhD mentor) should also be included. All documents should be submitted via email to mohammed.milad@nyulangone.org.

Digital Health Innovation Postdoctoral Fellowship—October 3, 2019

Devin Mann, MD, associate professor in the Division of Healthcare Delivery Science and senior director of informatics innovation at NYU Langone Health, is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to join his research group. The Healthcare Innovation Bridging Research, Informatics and Design Lab, also called HiBRID Lab, is seeking a fellow to support a number of projects related to digital innovation in healthcare delivery.

Relevant areas of focus include user-centered design, implementation science, mobile health (mHealth), A/B testing in healthcare, machine learning, digital product development, electronic health records (EHRs), clinical decision support, informatics, and behavioral economics.

The fellow performs research related duties as needed, including user research, ideation, intervention development, and data analysis and visualization. They are expected to contribute to publications and presentations and have opportunities to pursue interests and projects related to HiBRID’s current portfolio of projects.

Qualifications include the following:

  • PhD, DrPH, MD, or other relevant doctoral degree
  • strong interest in healthcare and health services delivery
  • knowledge of standard computer software packages for data analysis and presentation, and online literature search engines
  • exceptional writing skills
  • excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • ability to work independently and apply critical thinking and sound judgement
  • good organizational and time management skills

Experience with user research, prototyping, programing, analytical or technical architecture is highly valued. Candidates with a background in informatics, usability research, machine learning, human factors engineering, and behavioral economics are preferred.

To apply, email a cover letter and CV to hibrid.lab@nyulangone.org and tiffany.martinez@nyulangone.org. In the subject line, please include the phrase “Postdoctoral Fellow” and your last name.

Positions in Genomics, Epigenetics, and Gene Regulation and Biology of Cancer Cells—October 1, 2019

Two positions are available in the laboratory of Brian D. Dynlacht, PhD, professor in NYU Langone's Department of Pathology and Perlmutter Cancer Center, beginning in October 2019. Candidates who are interested in multiple projects are encouraged to apply.

Our laboratory focuses on two areas:

  • transcriptional control of cell proliferation and differentiation
  • the impact of centrosome and ciliary assembly, structure, and function on genome stability and normal cell growth

In Project I, we use state-of-the art methods in genomics and biochemistry to explore the role of chromatin and chromatin modifications in differentiation. Our key goal is to understand the concerted interplay of histone modifications, transcription factors, and regulators of Pol II elongation during the process of cell cycle exit and terminal differentiation using stem cells.

In Project II, we use a combination of proteomics, biochemistry, and ultrastructural studies to understand how centrosome duplication is regulated during the cell cycle. We hope to unravel the mechanisms that control ciliogenesis, which occurs when cells exit the cell cycle and commence differentiation.

Related to this goal, we also investigate the role of primary cilia and centrosome amplification in genome stability and tumor biology. Based on a combination of high throughput screening with shRNAs/siRNAs and small molecules, we seek to understand the regulatory controls that are subverted during tumorigenesis.

Specifically, we are interested in regulators of centrosome duplication and primary ciliogenesis and how these genes are deregulated in human cancer. Our lab uses complementary, cutting-edge approaches in gene-editing and cell biology to reveal novel aspects of breast cancer, with an eye on discovering translational and therapeutic strategies.

Both roles have an emphasis on rigorous science, collegial interactions, and mentoring. Candidates should have experience in molecular biology, cell biology, or biochemistry. Learn more about the Dynlacht Laboratory and our publications.

Candidates interested in either position should send a CV and a one-page description of research interests to Dr. Dynlacht at brian.dynlacht@nyulangone.org or to the following mailing address:

Brian Dynlacht
NYU Grossman School of Medicine
522 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center Postdoctoral Fellowship—September 13, 2019

The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center at NYU Langone provides pro bono psychological care to veterans and their families. Our postdoctoral fellowship is a year-long training opportunity with a focus on working with veteran families through a variety of theoretical approaches. The position is best suited for a postdoctoral fellow with experience in trauma and/or working with a veteran population.

The postdoctoral fellow provides individual and couples psychotherapy to veterans and their families. These cases are supervised using an integrative model based on both cognitive behavioral and psychodynamic theory. Cases are assigned based on the training interests of the student and the needs of the clinic.

Fellows can elect to focus on a variety of common difficulties that our patients present with (e.g., complex trauma, traumatic brain injury, substance use disorders, etc.). The postdoctoral fellow also has the opportunity to supervise a psychology extern with supervision from a licensed psychologist.

Additional opportunities include developing a psychotherapy group, participating in outreach and education throughout the veteran and military community, and engaging in program evaluation activities. The fellow is invited to attend all team meetings including disposition meeting, case presentations, and journal clubs. Candidates with a doctorate degree may apply hours and supervision toward licensure.

Eligibility and requirements include the following:

  • a PhD or PsyD in clinical psychology
  • one to two years previous experience in clinical assessment and psychotherapy
  • knowledge of DSM-5 diagnoses
  • training and practice in trauma-focused evidence-based treatments
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • experience working with veterans
  • must be highly organized, detail oriented, and reliable

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and two letters of reference to Amanda M. Spray, PhD, Director, Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center, at amanda.spray@nyulangone.org. You can also reach Dr. Spray at 646-754-4822 or at the following address:

Steven A. Cohen Military Family Center
NYU Langone Health
One Park Avenue, Floor 8, Room 8-419

Mechanisms of Cellular Stress Responses—September 3, 2019

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Evgeny Nudler, PhD, a professor in NYU Langone’s Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology and an investigator at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

We are seeking curiosity-driven, creative, and hard-working candidates with a can-do attitude. We welcome applicants with a strong publication record and extensive experience in molecular biology, bacterial genetics, protein chemistry, and/or structural biology. Basic coding and data analysis skills are a plus.

Academic development and professional growth are central features of this position. We offer individual career development plans, one-on-one mentoring, and professional skill development workshops on topics including next generation sequencing, proteomics, and data analysis through our lab and NYU Langone’s post-doctoral training program.

Interested candidates should submit a CV; a brief cover letter explaining research experience, goals, and available starts dates; and the names, contact information, and roles of three professional references to Dr. Nudler at evgeny.nudler@nyulangone.org.