Available Positions for Postdoctoral Fellows
At NYU 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 School of Medicine website for a researcher or department that interests you. There may be additional research opportunities available.
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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 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.
Translational Leukemia Research—June 11, 2019
The Translational Leukemia Research Program at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center invites postdoctoral candidates to apply for positions in the laboratory of Raoul Tibes, MD, PhD, director of the Clinical Leukemia Program. The focus of the lab is the molecular-genomic characterization of primary acute myeloid leukemia (AML), myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), their response to current therapies and novel investigational agents, and understanding the mechanisms of drug resistance.
The Tibes Lab has been instrumental in providing preclinical data based on functional genomic information for several novel treatments, including epigenetic and apoptosis targeting combinations with azacytidine and venetoclax, which were recently FDA approved for AML. The Tibes Lab is highly collaborative and our postdocs work with leading academic clinicians and basic scientists at NYU Langone, cancer centers at other academic medical centers and universities, and pharmaceutical companies to discover and delineate clinical pathways for novel therapeutic agents. Researchers from our lab publish in high-impact journals and go on to hold positions at academic institutions and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
Current research projects include studying the mechanisms of antileukemic activity DNA damage repair interference by WEE1 and CHEK1 inhibition; characterizing epigenetic/hypomethylating agent resistance and the design of rational hypomethylating agent-based combinations in AML and MDS; and novel therapeutic approaches for MPNs.
The successful candidate is dedicated, independent, and able to effectively communicate research findings, as evidenced by publication in premier journals. Applicants should have a PhD (or equivalent) in molecular biology, cancer biology, or relevant fields and must be able to work independently in a fast-paced, dynamic research environment.
Our postdocs are involved in grant writing and have opportunities to submit their own career awards. They benefit from a scientifically stimulating environment with extensive resources and opportunities to collaborate at NYU Langone and externally, interact closely with primary investigators, and be actively involved in various aspects of translational cancer research and drug development.
The Tibes Lab receives funding from the National Cancer Institute, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology, as well as at the institutional level.
Our postdocs have access to world-class research facilities and opportunities at Perlmutter Cancer Center and NYU School of Medicine, one of only 17 schools to be a National Institutes of Health Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (NIH BEST) site.
As part of a robust career development program led by NYU School of Medicine’s Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, we offer more than 30 courses and workshops on career planning, communication skills, negotiating, and conflict management, as well as career-specific training for jobs in academia, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, science policy, medical communications, and many more.
To apply, candidates should send a letter of motivation, curriculum vitae, and the contact information of three references as a single combined PDF to Dr. Tibes at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Postdoctoral Application” as the subject line.
Macrophages, Adipose Tissue, and Obesity—May 3, 2019
A postdoctoral research scientist position is available immediately in NYU Langone’s Diabetes Research Program to study the underlying mechanisms of obesity, particularly macrophages and adipose tissue. Our program is dedicated to elucidating mechanisms by which the receptor for advanced glycation end products contributes to macrophage and adipocyte dysfunction in high-fat feeding.
Applicants should have a doctoral degree (PhD or MD/PhD) and solid experience with contemporary techniques in the study of obesity—specifically, the isolation and molecular and biochemical analysis of brown and white adipose tissue and the isolation and culture of adipose tissue macrophages and primary adipocytes.
Experience with cellular and molecular techniques is essential, including the isolation of primary cells from the mouse adipose tissue, liver, and skeletal muscle. Candidates should also have experience with mouse phlebotomy and glucose and insulin tolerance testing; flow cytometry and fluorescent-activated cell sorting; breeding and genotyping mice; preparation of mRNA protein lysates from tissues and cells; performance of real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Western blotting; and the principles to be applied for RNA-seq analyses.
We seek highly motivated, enthusiastic candidates who learn quickly, think creatively and independently, and work efficiently. Postdoctoral fellows train within a highly collaborative and talented group of pre- and postdoctoral research scientists.
Applicants should e-mail a CV, a list of three references, and a short statement describing their experience, goals, and reasons for interest in this position to Ann Marie Schmidt, MD, at email@example.com.
Human Electrophysiology of Speech—April 17, 2019
NYU School of Medicine is looking for candidates for a post-doctoral position in human electrocorticography (ECoG) research that involves investigating speech processing and cortical network dynamics under the supervision of Adeen Flinker, PhD.
The fellow works with the clinical neurology team at NYU Langone’s Comprehensive Epilepsy Center to conduct independent research that involves a population of surgical patients, who are undergoing treatment for refractory epilepsy. Patients have been implanted with intracranial electrodes or are intraoperative and undergoing acute recording or stimulation.
Applicants must have a PhD in neuroscience, psychology, biomedical engineering, or a related field. A solid background in programming, statistics, and scientific writing is required, as well as a peer-reviewed publication. The candidate is expected to work autonomously.
For more information, please contact Dr. Flinker at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molecular Underpinnings of Lung Cancer—March 26, 2019
The laboratory of Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD, is seeking a recent PhD graduate in the immuno-oncology field to perform groundbreaking work to elucidate fundamental understanding of the molecular underpinnings of lung cancer. Working with leading academic clinicians and basic scientists, the successful candidate will work on the interplay of genetics, tumor immune infiltration, and therapeutics in preclinical lung cancer models, with the ultimate goal of developing rational treatment hypotheses to be tested in the clinic. This work will generate understanding of drug mechanism of actions and development of novel treatments/combinations and biomarkers, and identify new targets for novel therapeutics. You will also communicate your work by writing manuscripts and publishing your results in premier journals.
We are seeking candidates with experience in molecular biology, genomic analysis, biochemistry and cell biology, in vivo pharmacology, immunology experience, multiflow cytometry, and cell culture experience. Experience with in vivo syngeneic mouse tumor models and with three-dimensional cell culture is preferred. Candidates should also possess additional qualifications as follows:
- experience in the isolation and characterization of immune cells from primary human and mouse tissues
- demonstrated scientific rigor, scientific excellence, and technical excellence
- independent, self-motivated, and innovative
- proven track record in the field of immunology/tumor immunology and/or oncology, with relevant publications
- excellent written and oral communication skills
- willing to seek out grant funding from external sources in support of independent research and may participate in writing grant proposals
- outstanding interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and organizational skills
- ability to work productively and constructively in a team environment
- ability to excel in a goal-oriented, multifaceted, and fast-moving team environment
Interested candidates should send a CV and a brief statement of research to Christina Almonte at email@example.com.
Brain Tumor Research—March 26, 2019
The Brain Tumor Research Laboratory at NYU Langone is looking for a highly motivated, recent PhD graduate with strong training in biochemistry, molecular and cell biology, genetics, or cancer biology to participate in a variety of ongoing basic science, model development, and translational studies in vivo and in vitro.
We study the effect of radiation and novel targeted agents on brain tumors and seek a candidate who is intellectually and experimentally flexible and able to advance multiple projects simultaneously.
Applicants should hold a PhD in biochemistry, neuroscience, genetics, or a related discipline and have a strong background in molecular biology. Experience with mouse models is preferred. We seek applicants who are intellectually independent and who have excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
Our laboratory is located on the east side of Manhattan at NYU School of Medicine. We are affiliated with NYU Langone’s Department of Radiation Oncology and the Brain Tumor Center, part of Perlmutter Cancer Center.
The center is designed to foster interdisciplinary research at the cutting edge of human genetics and genomic technology, and hosts dedicated high-performance computing resources, sequencing, cells sorting, and other support facilities, and an automation suite with multiple liquid-handling robots enabling rapid scaling of new techniques.
To apply interested candidates should submit a letter describing their relevant experience, CV, and the names and addresses of three references to Ravesanker Ezhilarasan at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pancreatic Cancer Detection, Etiology, and Treatment—March 26, 2019
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is a highly fatal malignancy that is projected to become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the Unites States by 2030. 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 Simeone Laboratory at NYU Langone is to identify mechanisms and cellular pathways that regulate pancreatic cancer initiation and progression, as well as developing novel, more effective therapeutics.
We are focusing our efforts in several areas, including the role of ataxia telangiectasia group D complement (ATDC) in pancreatic cancer development, progression, and metastasis; introducing novel therapeutic approaches for DNA damage repair (DDR) gene–mutant pancreatic cancer; and the role of the pancreas immune microenvironment in disease progression.
Diane M. Simeone, MD, is an internationally renowned physician–scientist and the director of NYU Langone’s Pancreatic Cancer Center. The Simeone Laboratory is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology, or immunology.
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.
We seek individuals with a strong background in immunology, molecular biology, and biochemistry 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 expanding and focuses on different molecular subtypes of pancreatic cancer, including homologous recombinant-deficient pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. The successful candidate will be 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 animal models (xenograft or genetically engineered mouse models) and multicolor flow cytometry analysis is valued positively.
A background in DNA damage signaling or 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.
To apply, please submit a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests with a description of previous research experience, and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) for three references to Daniel Diolaiti, PhD, at email@example.com. Consideration of submitted applications will start immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
The Genomic Basis of Multiple Myeloma Progression—March 19, 2019
Multiple myeloma is a cancer of the blood system. Clinically there has been much progress in improving outcomes, but 30% of cases have aggressive clinical disease that does not respond well to therapy. New targeted therapies are required to address this.
The Multiple Myeloma Program at NYU Langone is a new initiative to understand the biology of multiple myeloma and develop new therapies for this devastating illness. The program aims to utilize biological knowledge to treat high-risk multiple myeloma. We hope to prevent the development of the disease by manipulating the evolutionary trajectory of its premalignant precursor phases, which are common in the general population.
The Gareth J. Morgan Laboratory uses multiple advanced genomic technologies to study the mechanisms of disease progression and to understand the biology underlying this process to define new targets for therapy. We focus on three main areas:
- the epigenetic basis of the transition to high risk clinical
- the role of complex structural events in disease progression
- the role of the bone marrow microenvironment in disease progression
Our lab seek postdoctoral fellows who are enthusiastic, highly motivated, and creative individuals. Candidates should have a strong interest in applying multidisciplinary approaches and cutting-edge methodology to study the genetics and biology of multiple myeloma.
The fellow will benefit from a vibrant scientific environment and an outstanding medical school infrastructure that supports the most advanced technologies. We collaborate with leading researchers and offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits.
Experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, or related fields, and a strong background in routinely used molecular biology techniques are required. Proficiency in English is expected.
To apply submit a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests with a description of previous research experience, and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) for three references to Dr. Gareth J. Morgan at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consideration of submitted applications will start immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
Carcinogenesis, Cancer Invasion, and Metastasis—March 19, 2019
The Huang Laboratory at NYU Langone’s Department of Environmental Medicine seeks to fill multiple positions that support research projects funded by the National Institutes of Health. These include postdoctoral fellowships and assistant and associate research scientist positions.
Our research projects relate to several areas and include the following topics:
- environmental lung carcinogenesis
- bladder cancer invasion and metastasis and anti-cancer activity of natural compounds at the epigenetic level
- protein kinases and transcription factor activation, target gene expression, and protein modifications both in vitro and in vivo
Candidates must have a strong background in both cellular biology and molecular biology and be highly self-motivation. Experiences in epigenetics, signal transduction, protein modification, and cancer research are preferred.
For more detailed information about our research, please see the following publications:
Zhang D., Cancer Res. 2010, 70:813; Song L., Oncogene, 2011, 30:1360; Yu Y., Oncogene, 2014, 8:996; Huang H., Clin. Cancer Res. 2015, 21:3783; Huang H., 2016, Autophagy, 12:1687; Liang Y., Autophagy, 2016, 12(8):1229; Zhou C., Oncogene, 2017, 36:3878; Peng M., Oncogene, 2018, 37:5735; Zhu J., Advanced Science, 2019; Peng M., Autophagy, 2019;
Zhu J., Oncogene, 2019.
Molecular Mechanisms of Metal Carcinogenesis—March 8, 2019
A postdoctoral position is available in NYU Langone’s Department of Environmental Medicine under the leadership of Max Costa, PhD, conducting research in molecular mechanisms of metal carcinogenesis involving a number of targets such as canonical histone polyadenylation, Nupr1 stress protein, RUNX2, microRNA, and SATB2. For more information, contact Dr. Costa at email@example.com.
Epigenetic Regulation of HIV Replication and Latency—February 19, 2019
A National Institutes of Health–funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of David N. Levy, PhD, to study the regulation of HIV-1 gene expression. A particular focus is on the epigenetic control over the decision between productive infection and latency, and the contributions of both cellular and viral factors. Understanding the interplay between viral and cellular epigenetic regulators is key to developing novel methods to activate or suppress expression from viral reservoirs.
The ideal candidate possesses a PhD in molecular biology, virology, and/or immunology. Experience in either HIV research or transcriptional regulation is a plus. You should be strongly motivated to develop an independent career in research. An abiding mission of the Levy Laboratory is to assist postdoctoral fellows in the development of independence.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter, a CV, a statement of research interests and career goals, and the names and contact information of at least three references.
BRAIN Initiative Laminar Electrophysiology—February 7, 2019
One postdoctoral position is available immediately at the NYU School of Medicine as part of a National Institutes of Health BRAIN Initiative-funded project to study the electrophysiological basis of laminar functional MRI (fMRI).
The postdoc will conduct laminar electrophysiological recordings, as well as 7T laminar fMRI studies in people with epilepsy, and collaborate closely with a team of leading neuroscientists, physicians, and biomedical engineers. The candidate will benefit from the rich resources of our neuroscience community, which includes researchers at NYU School of Medicine, NYU Langone Health’s Neuroscience Institute, and the Center for Neural Science at NYU.
Genomics of Developmental Disorders—January 31, 2019
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD, at NYU Langone’s Center for Human Genetics and Genomics. The Chakravarti Laboratory focuses on the molecular genetic basis of human disease, using experimental, quantitative, and animal model approaches. A major project is on the genetic and functional dissection of Hirschsprung’s disease (HSCR), a multifactorial disorder of the enteric nervous system resulting from failure of intestinal innervation. Given our extensive gene discovery in HSCR, we are now interested in the developmental mechanisms that are compromised in HSCR and, in turn, how normal innervation occurs.
The ideal candidate holds a PhD and/or an MD degree in genetics or developmental biology and have some experience in genomics and computation; knowledge of human genetics is a plus. We are looking for a creative individual with a strong publication record and advanced expertise in experimental studies.
To apply or to obtain more information about the position, please contact Dr. Chakravarti at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should include a CV, a one-page research statement, and the names of three references.
Cancer Immunometabolism—January 30, 2019
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Richard L. Possemato, PhD, to study the metabolism of tumor immune cells. You will have the opportunity to collaborate with Dr. Possemato and participate in original biomedical research using metabolomics and lymphocyte isolation in mouse melanoma models.
The Possemato Laboratory has seven full-time graduate student and postdoctoral members and is part of a vibrant tumor metabolism research community at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. Postdocs will have the opportunity to attend international conferences in the field and engage with scientific leaders. For examples of prior work being done in our laboratory, see our recent publications in Nature and Molecular Cell.
We are seeking a candidate who is enthusiastic and highly motivated, has recently obtained a PhD or is about to graduate from a PhD program, and has a record of high-quality scientific work. Immunology experience is a plus. Please contact Dr. Possemato at email@example.com with your CV and additional information.
B Lymphocytes in Allergy—December 18, 2018
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Maria A. Curotto de Lafaille, PhD, to study antigen-specific B lymphocyte repertoire in human allergic diseases. Work in our laboratory aims to decipher the immune mechanisms involved in B- and T-cell memory of allergic responses in conditions of active allergic disease and acquired tolerance.
Our laboratory integrates human and experimental mouse studies utilizing a multidisciplinary approach. Prospective candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent degree and have a strong background in immunology. You should have experience in the study of human or mouse lymphocytes and the ability to perform complex flow cytometry and molecular biology. Previous work on recombinant antibody expression and basic bioinformatics knowledge are a plus.
Please send a CV, a statement of research interests, and contact information of three references to Dr. Lafaille at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tracking Therapy Dose with Wearable Sensors and Machine Learning—December 18, 2018
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Mobilis Laboratory of Heidi Schambra, MD, in the Department of Neurology at NYU Langone. Our lab aims to enhance motor recovery after stroke through mechanistic understanding of recovery pathways and using physical training and noninvasive brain stimulation.
We are currently developing a measurement tool to quantify the training dose of stroke patients undergoing rehabilitation training. The tool uses a combination of wearable sensors and machine-learning algorithms. We expect the postdoctoral fellow to co-lead the continued development of this approach in stroke patients in collaboration with a senior postdoctoral fellow and colleagues in the NYU Center for Data Science.
We are seeking a motivated and enthusiastic candidate with a primary interest in motor recovery after stroke. You should have doctoral experience using motion capture technology (sensor or vision-based), machine learning, and advanced analysis of high-dimensional time series data. You should also have experience working with human subjects, ideally stroke patients, and must have the ability to work independently and with an interdisciplinary team. Matlab, Python, and Spanish language proficiency is a plus.
Specific responsibilities include acquiring movement data in human subjects, labeling videography data, performing analyses, presenting findings at scientific meetings, writing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals, contributing to grant proposals, and mentoring students or visiting fellows.
We will support the professional development of your academic research career. You will also have the opportunity to learn noninvasive brain stimulation approaches like transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).
Interested candidates should submit the following to Dr. Schambra at email@example.com:
- a CV
- a brief (two pages or less) cover letter explaining your research experience, how your interests would fit the goals of the project, your career plans, and your available start date
- the names and contact information of three references familiar with the applicant’s research and academic work
RNA–Protein Complexes and Noncoding RNA—November 29, 2018
Two postdoctoral positions are available immediately in the laboratory of Alexander A. Serganov, PhD at NYU School of Medicine. We are looking for enthusiastic, highly motivated, and creative individuals with a strong interest in applying multidisciplinary approaches and cutting-edge methodology to study RNA-mediated gene expression control.
We are presently focusing our efforts on RNA–protein complexes and noncoding RNAs from bacteria and mammals, using structural (cryogenic electron microscopy and X-ray), biochemical (including genome-wide), and biophysical methods. Research topics include transcriptional and translational control, mRNA modification, RNA degradation, and RNA–protein complexes in human diseases.
Candidates should have a PhD in structural biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or related fields and a strong background in routinely used molecular biology and protein purification techniques. Proficiency in English is expected.
The first position requires prior experience using genome-wide research methods (RNAseq, CLIP, and others) or conducting in vitro RNA studies. Projects are primarily focused on genome-wide and in vitro characterization of RNA–protein interactions, with less emphasis on structural methods. The second position requires experience in X-ray crystallography or cryogenic electron microscopy and primarily involves structural studies.
The Serganov Laboratory is located on the NYU Langone campus in Manhattan. Postdocs benefit from the vibrant scientific environment and an outstanding medical school infrastructure that supports the most advanced technologies, including a robotic X-ray facility, a cryogenic electron microscopy facility with Titan Krios, a genome center, and more than 20 other facilities. Postdocs are involved in collaboration with leading researchers and receive a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and subsidized housing.
To apply, submit a detailed CV, a brief statement of research interests with a description of previous research experience, and contact information (email addresses and telephone numbers) for three references to Dr. Alexander Serganov at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consideration of submitted applications will start immediately and will continue until positions are filled.
Autoimmunity and Intestinal Pathobionts—November 28, 2018
A postdoctoral position is available in the Laboratory of B-Cell Immunology with Gregg Silverman, MD, investigating individual or groups of intestinal commensals in autoimmune pathogenesis. We apply advanced genomics techniques, murine models, and studies of human biospecimens to identify molecular mechanisms responsible for human inflammatory and autoimmune disease.
Join our team to enjoy a multidisciplinary basic and translational research approach, and an outstanding academic environment that fosters excellence, personal growth, and career development. There are many opportunities to advance our understanding of the drivers of disease and to contribute to studies to develop early diagnostic methods and potentially safer, more effective treatments.
The successful candidate has a PhD degree in microbiology, microbial genetics, immunology or a related discipline, and a strong scientific background with a robust publication record. We seek ambitious and productive applicants with previous experience in wet lab and studies of microbial genomics. Practical experience in coding and computational analyses of large data bases is preferred.
To apply, please send a CV and a letter of interest to Jessica Rosario at email@example.com or by mail to:
NYU School of Medicine
435 East 30th Street, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Genomics Technology Development for Neuroscience—November 28, 2018
The laboratory of Gilad D. Evrony, MD, PhD, studies the mechanisms by which the genome builds the brain and seeks to identify the molecular–genetic defects underlying neuropsychiatric diseases whose causes are not known.
Some of the research interests and approaches used by the Evrony Laboratory include the following:
- the creation of novel, single-cell-sequencing technologies for high-resolution lineage tracing directly in human tissues with the goal of establishing a complete catalog of progenitor and mature cell types in the brain
- the development of genomics technologies to identify the cellular origins of individual brain tumors
- pediatric precision medicine—using advanced genomics to find the causes of unsolved diseases in children with atypical and rare conditions
Our laboratory is affiliated with NYU Langone’s Center for Human Genetics and Genomics, the Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Neuroscience and Physiology, and Hassenfeld Children's Hospital at NYU Langone.
A background in molecular and/or computational biology is recommended, but we are building an interdisciplinary team and will consider individuals with scientific experience in other diverse fields.
To apply, email a CV and a letter of interest to Dr. Evrony at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Human Chromosome Biology—November 13, 2018
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Susan L. Smith, PhD, which is located at NYU Langone’s Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine. The Smith Laboratory studies the mechanisms that control the genomic stability of repetitive sequences including telomeres, ribosomal DNA arrays, and centromeres in normal, aging, and cancer cells.
Specifically, we seek to understand how sister chromatid cohesion is established at repetitive sequence 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, proteomics, and cell imaging. Our goal is to elucidate the basic mechanisms that control the 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 Laboratory.
To apply, please send a CV, a brief statement of your research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Smith at email@example.com.
Stress Response Pathways in Drosophila—November 6, 2018
The laboratory of Hyung Don Ryoo, PhD, has a position available for a researcher at the pre- or postdoctoral level. Our laboratory has focused on the use of Drosophila to study the role of specific stress response pathways in age-related retinal degeneration, lifespan, and general development. One particular pathway of interest is that mediated by ATF4, a transcription factor that is activated by unfolded protein overload in the endoplasmic reticulum or in response to amino acid deprivation. In recent years, we have developed new tools to study this pathway in Drosophila and found that it plays an important role in extending lifespan, delaying retinal degeneration, and mounting an anti-bacterial innate immune response (see Kang and colleagues in Journal of Cell Biology and Vasudevan and colleagues in Cell Reports). Intriguingly, ATF4 mRNA translation is stimulated specifically under stress conditions that reduce general mRNA translation due to a unique regulatory 5’ untranslated region.
The Ryoo Lab is interested in identifying new regulators of this process and to investigate how the pathway affects innate immune response and general stress resistance. In addition to the classical genetic techniques, our laboratory plans to employ cutting-edge genomic technologies for this work.
Interested candidates should send a CV to Dr. Ryoo at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Urothelial Differentiation and Stem Cells—November 6, 2018
A postdoctoral position is available in the joint team of Xue-Ru Wu, MD, and Tung-Tien Sun, PhD, to study the differentiation and stem cells of the urothelium. Diseases involving the urothelium include urinary tract infection and bladder cancer, which are among the most common human conditions.
Our team has a long-standing interest in studying epithelial differentiation and stem cells, having contributed to the identification of keratins as epithelial markers, the identification of corneal and follicular epithelial stem cells, and the discovery of uroplakins—which are major urothelial differentiation products that form 2D crystals covering the urothelial apical surface. Our current projects study the structure, function, and disease implications of uroplakins and the mechanisms of urinary tract infection and bladder tumorigenesis. For more information, see the Wu Lab and the Sun Lab.
We are looking for an ambitious postdoc to join our team. The candidate will preferably have a PhD degree related to biochemistry or cell and molecular biology and enjoy independent research. Please send your CV and the contact information for three references to Dr. Wu at email@example.com and/or Dr. Sun at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tissue Regeneration and Translational Medicine—October 25, 2018
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Leslie I. Gold, PhD, in NYU Langone’s Division of Translational Medicine. Our laboratory discovered that the calcium-binding endoplasmic reticulum chaperone protein, calreticulin (CRT), has profound positive biological effects on wound repair and tissue regeneration, which opens up an exciting new research field. Topical application of CRT heals wounds by tissue regeneration showing epidermal appendage neogenesis, such as hair follicles, without scarring. In vitro, CRT 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 CRT, as well as structure–function relationships of the molecule.
We are seeking candidates who are creative and highly motivated and who possess the ability to work independently. Candidates with a strong background in tissue culture, cell biology, and general molecular biology and biochemical techniques, including migration assays, are preferred. This position is an excellent and exciting opportunity for you to gain exposure to all aspects of translational medicine (patent law, formulation, pharmacodynamics and toxicology, clinical trials, and FDA regulations) while continuing to explore the basic science mechanisms related to the novel functions of calreticulin. We offer an enriching and interactive basic science environment and special postdoctoral programs for independent growth. Please send your CV and at least three references to Dr. Gold at email@example.com.
Laryngology, Voice, and Swallowing—October 17, 2018
The laboratory of Ryan C. Branski, PhD is looking for postdoctoral candidates with a strong background in cell and molecular biology, who are broadly interested in research related to voice, swallowing, and airway disorders. Ideal candidates will have one to two years of laboratory experience with both animal models and cell culture techniques.
Our laboratory investigates new approaches to restoring function and improving quality of life for people with voice and speech disorders caused by aging, tumors, and vocal scarring. We currently have multiple grants for the National Institutes of Health to investigate the potential therapeutic effects of RNA-based therapeutics on tissue repair, the role of glucocorticoids on tissue health and response to injury, and a novel tissue engineering approach to address altered wound healing.
By leveraging the abundant clinical resources available at NYU Langone Health, we are uniquely able to translate our benchside research findings to improve the diagnosis and treatment of voice, speech, and swallowing disorders.
To apply, please send a cover letter describing your scientific interests and their potential resonance with our research, a CV, and two to three letters of recommendation to Dr. Branski at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Liver Cancer Research—October 17, 2018
The Welling Laboratory in Liver Cancer Research invites post-doctoral candidates to apply to the laboratory of Theodore H. Welling, MD, director of the Liver Tumor Program at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center.
Our laboratory focuses on the interplay between the tumor immunology microenvironment and tumor biologic processes, such as epithelial to mesenchymal transitions and stemness function in liver cancer.
Projects include the identification of mechanisms by which tumor associated macrophages (TAMs) promote hepatocellular carcinoma and cholangiocarcinoma progression. The preclinical evaluation of novel therapeutics designed to disrupt these mechanisms is another key project.
Our work spans basic discovery, preclinical modeling, and translational studies coupled with novel therapeutics. The Welling Laboratory is highly collaborative and works with many premier investigators in academia and the pharmaceutical industry. The lab is funded by institutional, Department of Defense, and private funds.
We are seeking candidates with strong dedication and independence, who are able to effectively communicate their work by publishing the results in premier journals. The postdoc will be involved in grant writing with an opportunity to submit their own career awards. We offer a scientifically stimulating environment with extensive resources and opportunities to collaborate within NYU Langone and externally.
Applicants must have the following qualifications:
- be a recent PhD graduate in immune-oncology, cancer biology, molecular biology, or relevant field
- have experience with molecular biology, genomic analysis, biochemistry and cell biology, in-vivo pharmacology, immunology, multiflow cytometry, cell culture
- experience with in-vivo syngeneic mouse tumor models and experience with 3D cell culture is preferred but not required
- experience in the isolation and characterization of immune cells from primary human and mouse tissues
- be able to demonstrate scientific rigor, scientific excellence, and technical excellence
- be independent, self-motivated, and innovative
- be able to present a publication record
- have excellent written and oral communication skills
- be willing to seek out grant funding from external sources and participate in writing grant proposals
- have outstanding interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and organizational skills
- have the ability to work productively and constructively in a team environment
To apply, please send a cover letter including a statement of research interest, full CV, and contact information for three references to email@example.com.
Division of Epidemiology—September 27, 2018
The fellowship will focus on mentored, applied research on the nature and prevention of substance abuse from a public health perspective. Although the specific content of the fellowship will be tailored to meet the goals of the fellow, particular emphasis will be placed on conducting research that examines the social and policy determinants of opioid use, abuse, and overdose, as well as the impact that opioid-related harm may have on the health of local populations.
The fellow will participate in ongoing research and design and lead studies of their own, with mentoring from Magdalena Cerdá, DrPh, and faculty from a wide variety of fields.
Specific opportunities exist to participate in studies that examine:
- the impact that laws and policies aimed at regulating the opioid supply have on prescribing, opioid misuse, opioid disorder, and overdose
- the synergistic and independent impact of opioid laws and policies and marijuana legalization on prescribing practices and opioid-related harm
- the impact of marijuana legalization on marijuana use and other types of substance use in Latin America
The fellow will also have the opportunity to initiate new projects and develop grant proposals.
The fellowship takes place within the newly created NYU Langone Center on Opioid Epidemiology and Policy, part of the Department of Population Health. Our faculty members conduct new research 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 within the department. Our divisions include epidemiology, biostatistics, healthcare delivery science, medical ethics, health and behavior, and comparative effectiveness and decision science.
Multidisciplinary research on substance use is also fostered through collaboration with NYU College of Global Public Health's Center for Drug Use and HIV Research, a National Institutes of Health-funded center that focuses on public health issues related to HIV, hepatitis C, and drug use. State-of-the-art research resources, including extensive biostatistical and bioinformatics support, are available.
Candidates must have a doctorate in epidemiology or an equivalent degree and have excellent qualifications in and demonstrated commitment to epidemiologic research. Experience in substance use epidemiology, particularly with opioids, is preferred.
Qualified applicants should email a cover letter describing their research experience and interest in this fellowship, a CV, and the names and contact information for three references to Elizabeth Clancy, program manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Host–Microbe Interactions in Immunity and Regeneration—August 20, 2018
The laboratory of Shruti Naik, PhD, is looking for postdoctoral candidates with a strong background in molecular immunology, microbiology, and/or skin biology who are broadly interested in inflammation and tissue regeneration and/or host–microbe interactions.
Our laboratory is studying the dynamic interactions between immune cells, epithelial cells, and microbes in barrier tissues that interface with the environment. Drawing from the fields of immunology, microbiology, and stem cell biology, we use an interdisciplinary approach to mechanistically understand the factors that dictate barrier tissue fitness and function. By leveraging the abundant clinical resources available at NYU Langone Health, we are uniquely able to translate our benchside findings to gain a better understanding of human immunity and its role in health and disease.
To apply, please email Dr. Naik at email@example.com with the following documents:
- a cover letter describing your scientific interests and their potential resonance with our research
- a CV
- three letters of recommendation sent directly to Dr. Naik
Neurovascular Dysfunction and Alzheimer’s Disease—August 20, 2018
The laboratory of Silvia Fossati, PhD, has a position available for a postdoctoral fellow. This laboratory is part of NYU Langone’s Department of Psychiatry and the Center for Cognitive Neurology in the Department of Neurology.
Our laboratory has worked on elucidating the role of neurovascular dysfunction and mitochondria-mediated cell death mechanisms in Alzheimer’s disease, with an aim to develop possible therapeutic strategies. We are interested in candidates with skills in molecular and cell biology, as well as transgenic animal studies in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, including treatment, behavior, and immunohistochemical and biochemical analysis.
We are seeking a motivated, enthusiastic PhD graduate who has a broad background in the areas described. Specifically, the fellow will investigate the synergistic role of cardiovascular risk factors and amyloidosis on the molecular mechanisms of brain endothelial and neurovascular degeneration. The effective date of appointment would be September 1, 2018, or later.
Requirements of this position include the following:
- a recent PhD graduate with experience and publications in the field of Alzheimer’s disease and/or other neurodegenerative diseases (e.g., stroke)
- knowledge of molecular and cell biology, mouse studies, immunohistochemistry, and biochemistry. A good knowledge of general neuroscience and Alzheimer’s disease is preferred.
- experience with scientific writing and publication
The successful candidate is a self-motivated and driven individual who is able to exhibit exceptional research productivity and take responsibility for independent management of the project. We are seeking a detail-oriented researcher who thinks critically to effectively design experiments and solve complex research problems, possesses the ability to work in a team and interact with students who need instruction, and is a collaborative, hands-on individual who proactively shares knowledge and expertise with laboratory members. Excellent written and oral communication skills, with the ability to prepare manuscripts and presentations and to assist with grant applications, are critical.
Qualified applicants should provide a cover letter outlining their research experience and interests, a CV, and the names and address of three references addressed to Dr. Fossati at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ion Channels in Immunity to Infection, Tumors, and Autoimmunity—August 10, 2018
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Stefan Feske, MD, at NYU Langone’s Experimental Pathology Program. The Feske Lab has long-standing expertise in investigating calcium signaling pathways in cells of the immune system. We study the molecular regulation of calcium release-activated channels (CRAC) formed by ORAI and stromal interaction molecule (STIM) proteins and investigate their role in the physiology of immune and other cells.
We use mice with targeted deletion of CRAC channels and human patients with mutations in CRAC channel genes to investigate how calcium signals control immune responses to infection and tumors, and in autoimmunity and inflammation (e.g., multiple sclerosis and colitis). Other ion channels also regulate T cell-mediated immunity to pathogens, tumors, and self. The Feske Lab is characterizing ion channels that control these immune responses.
We are seeking motivated and creative postdoctoral researchers who have recently earned a PhD or MD/PhD and who are interested in pursuing projects in the area of ion channels in immunity and inflammation. We are part of the world-class immunology research community at NYU Langone Health and its Perlmutter Cancer Center. Our research is published in leading journals including Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Immunity, Nature Immunology, Nature Communications, The Journal of Experimental Medicine, The Journal of Clinical Investigation, and Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Candidates should have a strong background in T cell function that includes experience in analyzing T cell-mediated immune responses in vivo using mouse models. Candidates with experience in ion channel function in immune cells or other cell types are especially encouraged to apply. A background in molecular and cell biology, including recombinant DNA technology, is desired. Please send a cover letter explaining relevant work experience and interests, a CV, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Feske at email@example.com.
Translational Research in Ovarian and Endometrial Cancers—July 23, 2018
A postdoctoral research fellow or research scientist position is available in the Gynecology Research Laboratory of Douglas A. Levine, MD. We are recruiting ambitious, enthusiastic, and highly motivated individuals to join our laboratory group addressing critical problems in common and rare gynecologic cancers. The focus of our laboratory is on translational research related to ovarian and endometrial cancers.
The ideal candidate possesses a background and track record in molecular biology and has experience working with colleagues at all levels of training and ability, from postdoctoral fellows to clinical fellows and research scientists. The position includes independent work and supervision of other laboratory members. A senior postdoctoral fellow would have the opportunity to transition into a senior research scientist based on performance and productivity. Someone looking to transition from a basic science environment to a translational laboratory would be welcomed.
Applicants should hold a PhD degree and have strong laboratory, writing, and analytical skills. Significant experience in molecular biology and cancer biology is required. Good communication and organizational skills and a strong work ethic are a must. The ability to work collaboratively and to provide innovative solutions to complex problems is important. Experience in chromatin remodeling or DNA repair is necessary.
To apply for this position or for more information, please contact Dr. Levine at firstname.lastname@example.org. Candidates should submit the following items:
- a cover letter indicating current and future research interests and expected availability date
- a CV
- a description of past research experience and accomplishments
- the names and contact information of three references
Chromatin Regulation, Transcription, and Cell Cycle—July 9, 2018
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Gregory David, PhD, to study how chromatin-based events regulate cell cycle exit, including senescence and quiescence. Our laboratory is interested in understanding how to modulate cellular proliferation in diseases such as cancer and bone marrow failure syndrome. We are using a wide range of experimental systems, including mouse models of cancer.
The fellow will have the opportunity to study the contribution of specific histone modifiers in the regulation of cell cycle exit, including hematopoietic stem cell quiescence, cancer stem cell quiescence, and/or senescence in preneoplastic lesions.
Recent PhD graduates with experience in transcription, chromatin biology, cell cycle, and/or hematopoietic stem cells who possess a record of publications can apply. Interested applicants should email Dr. David at email@example.com with a copy of their CV and scientific interests.