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.
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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.
The Impact of Three-Dimensional Chromatin Organization in Cancer—September 16, 2020
Do you enjoy working with computational scientists, biologists, and clinicians in a dynamic, interdisciplinary, and collaborative environment? We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative individual, with extensive experience in analyzing Hi-C/HiChIP datasets, to investigate the impact of three-dimensional chromatin organization in cancer as part of a funded National Cancer Institute (NCI) P01 grant.
Candidates must possess the following required skills and qualifications:
- a PhD or MSc in bioinformatics, system biology, computer science, or related field
- knowledge of biology and understanding of key and complex biological concepts
- extensive experience in Hi-C and/or HiChIP analysis
- ability to work independently while collaborating and assisting the team in its common research goals
- attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects
- experience in Unix/Linux systems including HPC environments
- programming languages: R and Python
- three-plus years of experience with sequencing data (e.g., DNA-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, or ChIP-seq)
- three-plus years of experience creating customized sequencing analysis pipelines
- excellent communication skills with proficiency in written and oral English
Your responsibilities include the following:
- work closely with bench scientists to understand and help accomplish their research goals
- analyze various types of sequencing data analysis (e.g., RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq, Hi-C-seq, bisulfite sequencing, whole-genome sequencing)
- perform robust data quality control and validation
- adapt genomic data analysis pipelines in a rapidly evolving research environment
- develop novel methods for multiomics data analysis and integration
- make intellectual contributions by proposing new ideas, experiments, and computational strategies
Functional Studies of ECM and Primary Cilium Candidate Genes in Corneal Diseases—September 14, 2020
The laboratory of Shukti Chakravarti, PhD, has a funded postdoctoral fellowship position to investigate the functions of novel candidate genes in the healthy cornea and keratoconus, a degenerative disease of the cornea. The laboratory has identified extracellular matrix (ECM), cytoskeleton, and primary cilium related genes as potentially causative for keratoconus. Planned projects will explore functions of these genes using human cornea organoids derived from induced pluripotent stem cell, and genetically altered mouse models. Additionally, collaborative research is underway to use Drosophila as a model system for some of these studies. The ideal candidate will be a recent PhD graduate with training in cell and molecular biology. Interested candidates should apply by email by sending their current CV and names of three references to Dr. Chakravarti at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Health Disparities—September 10, 2020
We are seeking applications from strong candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship position in cancer epidemiology at NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health and Perlmutter Cancer Center. The postdoctoral fellow will have the opportunity to work with Jiyoung Ahn, PhD, and Richard B. Hayes, DDS, MPH, PhD, as well as other faculty as secondary mentors, on multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded large-scale molecular epidemiological studies. These projects involve racial disparities in cancer, focusing on the discovery of novel human microbiota and microbiota-tumor immune interactions in cancer development and therapy response. Our research resources involve molecular and genetic consortia in large-scale cohorts and clinical trials, including harmonized detailed epidemiological, lifestyle, and clinical data.
The successful applicant will work with a highly collaborative multidisciplinary research team to perform cutting-edge analyses, implement novel statistical methodology, incorporate functional microbiome information, and publish research results as first author. Opportunities also exist for experience in grant writing and study management, and contributing to other manuscripts as a co-author. Our institution provides a strongly supportive academic and multidisciplinary research environment, and the fellow is able to take full advantage of the training, education, and mentorship opportunities offered.
A PhD or equivalent degree in epidemiology or related areas is required. We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent written and verbal communication skills who is able to work in a highly collaborative, fast-paced environment. Expertise in the analysis of molecular and genetic data and in computational methods for complex, high-dimensional genotype data is desirable.
To apply, please attach a cover letter, your résumé or CV, and contact information for three professional references to the principal investigators Dr. Ahn at email@example.com and Dr. Hayes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alzheimer's Disease Research—September 10, 2020
A National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Thomas M. Wisniewski, MD, at NYU Langone to study the role of apolipoprotein E in Alzheimer’s disease pathogenesis with a multidisciplinary team. This position is funded by an NIH P01 program grant. The successful candidate will use a combination of neuropathological, proteomic, and cell culture techniques to identify novel proteins that mediate the pathological role of apoE in Alzheimer’s disease.
We have recently developed new proteomics approaches that have allowed us to examine pathogenesis of Alzheimer’s disease directly in human brain tissue samples. This project uses novel proteomics approaches to identify the proteins that are differentially associated with amyloid pathology in apoE2, apoE3, and apoE4 in human brain tissue. This is an outstanding opportunity to work independently on a high-impact, state-of-the-art project in a stimulating and vibrant research environment. We are seeking highly motivated creative individuals for our multidisciplinary team of scientists. International candidates are welcome to apply.
The following are essential requirements for the position:
- a PhD or equivalent in neuroscience, neuropathology, or neurodegenerative disease
- experience in microscopy, cell culture, and protein assay techniques
- independent conduct and development of research projects
- excellent scientific productivity evidenced by high-quality publications
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Candidates with prior experience in Alzheimer’s disease research and a strong interest in proteomics and/or bioinformatics are encouraged to apply. Prior experience in proteomics or bioinformatics is not a prerequisite as we provide ample training opportunities for a motivated individual.
Your responsibilities include performing laser capture microdissection on human tissue samples; characterizing and analyzing neuropathological lesions present in human tissue samples; working closely with the proteomics mass spectrometry team led by Beatrix M. Ueberheide, PhD, to analyze the proteome of neuropathological lesions; and performing mechanistic and cell culture studies to understand how the novel protein candidates from the discovery mass spectrometry study influence the development of amyloid and tau pathology.
To apply, send your CV to Alexandra Freund at email@example.com.
Neuromuscular Diseases—August 25, 2020
The laboratories of Steven J. Burden, PhD, and Shohei Koide, PhD, have two funded positions for postdoctoral fellows to join a collaborative project to study congenital myasthenia and myasthenia gravis and other neuromuscular diseases. The positions are available immediately. Conducted in collaboration with a biotech company, the project involves studying recently generated mouse models of neuromuscular disease and further development of a therapeutic agent that can overcome disease and restore normal function. The applicant should have experience in histology and mouse work and may be familiar with cell culture and biochemical experiments. Interested candidates should contact Dr. Burden at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Inflammation, Immunology, Musculoskeletal Regeneration and Diseases—August 19, 2020
Two postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Chuanju Liu, PhD. Qualified applicants holding a PhD and/or an MD will participate in National Institutes of Health (NIH)–sponsored projects and investigate the role of growth factor, cytokine, or metalloproteinase in inflammatory, autoimmune, musculoskeletal regeneration and diseases. Please send a cover letter, your CV, and the names of three references to Dr. Liu at email@example.com.
Tumor Immune Infiltrate and Therapeutics in Preclinical Melanoma Models—August 17, 2020
A postdoctoral fellowship position is open to collaborate with Janice Mehnert, MD, and Kwok-Kin Wong, MD, PhD, and other leading academic clinicians and basic scientists, to perform pioneering research on the interplay of genetics, tumor immune infiltrate, and therapeutics in preclinical melanoma models. Our ultimate goal is to develop rational treatment hypotheses to be tested in the clinic.
The fellow conducts research in collaboration with the Wong Laboratory, a translational oncology laboratory at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. Our lab focuses on advancing the understanding of genetic and tumor immune alterations involved in tumorigenesis and pathogenesis relevant to lung cancer. The laboratory has pioneered generating and utilizing genetically engineered mouse models to validate oncogenic drivers and test novel therapeutics against specific genetic oncogenic drivers, creating paradigms that are relevant to the study of multiple histologic classes of mutation-driven solid tumors.
The goals of the project are to determine the ideal strategy to implement a new therapeutic, precision medicine approach to improve clinical outcomes of patients with BRAF mutant melanoma and potentially other BRAF mutant solid tumors. To inform mechanisms of response and resistance to the ongoing clinical trial of dabrafenib, trametinib, and navitoclax (DTN) in BRAF mutant solid tumors and melanoma (NCT01989585), our research will focus on the pharmacodynamic effects of DTN and biomarkers of response.
We use xenograt, syngeneic, and genetically engineered mouse models to understand alternate dosing strategies and mechanisms of therapeutic resistance. We hope our work generates an understanding of drug mechanism of actions and lead to the development of novel treatment, novel biomarkers, and new targets for novel therapeutics.
Candidates must be a recent PhD graduate and possess the following job qualifications:
- experience with molecular biology, genomic analysis, biochemistry and cell biology, in-vivo pharmacology, immunology experience, multi-flow cytometry, and cell culture
- experience with in vivo syngeneic and genetically engineered mouse tumor models and three-dimensional cell culture preferred
- experience in the isolation and characterization of immune cells from primary human and mouse tissues
- demonstrated scientific rigor, scientific excellence, and technical excellence
- proven track record in the field of immunology, tumor immunology, and/or oncology, with relevant publications
We seek independent, self-motivated, and innovative candidates who work productively and constructively in a multifaceted and fast-moving team environment. Ideal candidates are goal oriented, have excellent written and oral communication skills, and possess outstanding interpersonal skills, work ethic, and organizational skills.
Successful candidates effectively communicate their work in written manuscripts, publishes findings in premier journals, and submit written reports for inclusions in grant proposals. You should be willing to seek out grant funding from external sources in support of independent research and may participate in writing grant proposals
More About Our Research
Dr. Mehnert is a translational clinician–scientist who has conducted nationally funded bench-to-bedside-and-back research for the last decade with a focus on translating novel therapeutic paradigms into clinical trials for solid malignancies, particularly for skin cancers. Her recent work focuses on the promotion of apoptosis and inhibition of autophagy to improve therapeutic outcomes in BRAF driven melanoma, including the development of unique, genetically engineered mouse models to determine the role of autophagy in melanoma tumorigenesis and the use of such models to test rational combinatorial strategies for the treatment of melanoma.
The Wong Laboratory is highly collaborative and works with numerous premier academic investigators and pharmaceutical companies to discover and delineate the clinical path for novel therapeutic agents. The laboratory publishes in high-impact journals such as Nature, Nature Medicine, and Cancer Cell. Recent postdoctoral fellows who trained at the Wong Lab are now investigators at academic institutions, biotech companies, and pharmaceutical companies.
Platelets, Inflammation, and Cardiovascular Disease—August 3, 2020
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the platelet laboratory of Jeffrey S. Berger, MD, at NYU Langone’s Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology. Our laboratory is dedicated to elucidating the mechanism and regulation of platelet mediated complications, in atherogenesis, thrombosis, and inflammatory disease states.
Platelets are key players in the fields of thrombosis and hemostasis, inflammation, and immune activation. Using a combination of human studies, mouse models, and cell culture, we investigate novel signaling pathways in platelets that contribute to cardiovascular risk and other inflammatory diseases.
The successful candidate will investigate novel and targetable signaling pathways in platelets. The postdoc joins a dedicated and hardworking team determined to reach results that change the way we treat cardiovascular disease and other inflammatory diseases (Blood 2016;128:2033-42; J Am Coll Cardiol 2018;71:53-65; Science Translational Medicine 2019).
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
We are looking for a creative and driven individual with a strong publication record and advanced expertise in molecular biology (RT-PCR, cloning, immunoprecipitation, western blotting), flow cytometry, cellular imaging and microscopy, and platelet physiology. Previous experience in high throughput sequencing (e.g. RNA-seq, ATAC-seq) is highly desired.
To apply or to obtain more information about the position, please contact Dr. Berger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should include a CV, brief statement of research background, and the names of three references.
Developmental Brain Science—August 3, 2020
A postdoctoral research fellowship is available in the fetal brain research laboratory of Moriah E. Thomason, PhD, at NYU Langone’s Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The position is funded by a National Institutes of Mental Health Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS) R01 grant.
This research project uses MRI techniques to examine neural networks at the beginning of human life and addresses how variation in network properties relate to child neurobehavioral development.
We use a number of approaches, including fetal and neonatal MRI, mother–child dyadic observation, interviews, questionnaires, child electroencephalogram (EEG), actigraphy, and home visits to characterize both the environment and also individual development. The ultimate goal is to understand biological bases of neurodevelopmental disorders, and to better understand factors in the environment that increase or mitigate risk.
The postdoctoral fellow supervises longitudinal data collection and leverages the existing extensive dataset to test hypotheses linking early brain biomarkers to neurobehavioral development. Fellows may be funded for up to four years pending performance and grant support.
Applicants with experience and interest in developmental psychopathology—especially mood disorders and cognitive control deficits in underserved and predominantly minority populations, as well as prenatal disease origins, infant mental health, and risk and protective mechanisms—are especially encouraged to apply. Experience with MRI, early-childhood behavioral assessments, EEG, computer programming, and statistical modeling are desirable but not necessary.
Fellows receive ample research assistant support, collaborate closely with the principal investigator, and have opportunities to work with graduate students and faculty. The principal investigator provides mentorship opportunities and supports the fellow in establishing the skills needed for directing an independent program of research, including submitting and publishing research papers, presenting research at conferences, and writing new grant proposals as a lead investigator/trainee (e.g. NRSA, K01, K99).
Fellow duties and responsibilities include the following:
- collecting data from infant and toddler MRI, behavioral testing, and biospecimens
- supervising data collection personnel, including research assistants and student volunteers
- ensuring that research data from fetal and infant fMRI and behavioral visits are stored and maintained in a uniform fashion and in compliance with all NYU Langone Health standards for human participant research
- initiating and directing data quality assurance protocols and data sharing procedures
- preparing data analyses, conference presentations, manuscripts
Applicants are required to have a PhD in a relevant discipline (e.g. clinical psychology, neuroscience, developmental psychology) by the time of position initiation.
Preferred qualifications include the following:
- strong interpersonal and organizational skills
- background in developmental neuroscience research
- experience in functional MRI, functional connectivity, DTI, and/or EEG
- programming skills (e.g., Matlab, Mplus, R)
- expertise in statistics (SPSS, R, or other)
- a promising publication record
Learn more about projects in Dr. Thomason’s Baby Bees Research Collaborative.
To apply, submit a cover letter, names and contact information for three reference writers, and a CV. Please send these materials as a single PDF via email with the subject “Postdoctoral fellowship applicant” to Tessa Vatalaro at email@example.com.
Biology of RAS and Related Small GTPases—July 16, 2020
Two postdoctoral positions are open in the laboratory of Mark R. Philips, MD, at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center in New York City. The Philips Lab focuses on the interplay between subcellular trafficking and signaling by small GTP binding and hydrolyzing proteins (GTPases), particularly RAS oncogene products.
We study how signal outputs depend on specific subcellular compartments and how investigators might interfere with protein trafficking to design novel therapeutics. We apply a wide range of tools from enzyme kinetics to live cell imaging in organisms that range from Drosophila to mice.
Recent work includes the discovery that KRAS4A directly regulates hexokinase 1 (Nature, 2019) and the development of screens for KRAS4B membrane association, which identified a nuclear factor that regulates prenyltransferase gene expression (in revision, PNAS).
Open projects include the following:
- KRAS4A regulation of hexokinase on the outer mitochondrial membrane
- the mechanism of control of KRAS alternative splicing and the expression of KRAS splice variants at the single cell level in tumors
- KRAS4A palmitoylation regulation
- protein kinase control of KRAS4B membrane association
- nuclear scaffold protein regulation of farnesyltransferase expression
- the role of carboxyl methylation on NRAS trafficking and signaling in melanoma
Our funding sources include a National Cancer Institute Distinguished Investigator Award.
We encourage PhDs with experience in molecular cell biology and/or basic cancer biology to apply, particularly those who have a familiarity with basic bioinformatic analysis. We seek candidates who are independent and creative thinkers and who value a highly collaborative environment. Qualified candidates have a track record of publication in peer-reviewed journals and are competitive for research fellowships.
To apply, send a cover letter, CV and list of at least three references to Dr. Philips at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A postdoctoral position is open in the Cai Nano-Optical Bio-Engineering Lab, part of the Tech4Health Institute at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. We build new paradigms of nanotechnology for use in biological and biomedical applications, including optical metasurfaces for bio-imaging and bio-sensing and nano-engineered biomimetic surfaces for mechanobiology.
Our lab aims to develop more precise optical probes and ultra-compact imaging and sensing devices. We seek to create next-generation optical systems with dynamic and tunable metasurfaces that are integrated across functional platforms.
Candidates must have a PhD in engineering (electrical, mechanical, chemical, biomedical), materials science, physics, chemistry, or other related fields. Those with expertise in optical metasurfaces (near infrared, visible), nanofabrication (hands-on cleanroom experience), soft materials, and biomedical applications are encouraged to apply.
Those with a strong background in optics and rich experience in optical experiments, finite-difference time domain (FDTD) simulation, high-resolution nanofabrication (e-beam lithography), and tunable/responsive soft materials (e.g., liquid crystalline polymer/elastomer, molecular tension probes) are preferred. Experience that spans multiple fields is a plus.
We seek candidates who are strongly motivated, open-minded, and capable of both independent and collaborative research work. Demonstrated ingenuity, productivity, communication and writing skills, and an excellent record of publications is preferred.
Job responsibilities include the following:
- design, simulation, fabrication, characterization of static and tunable metasurfaces in the near-infrared and/or visible spectra
- timely and accurate completion of research projects using novel ideas and new techniques and methodologies
- original contributions to scientific papers, as an author, co-author, or resource for articles or presentations
- editing and proofing grant proposals, annual grant reports, and manuscripts for publication and recommends modifications to the principal investigator
- may train graduate students, research associates or technicians in experimental design, technique, and performance and identifies and resolves technical problem in research projects
- may initiate, organize, executes and coordinate scientific activities between labs and collaborators
- maintain a thorough knowledge of advances in specialized fields to advance research goals, bring new expertise, provide recommendations for equipment purchase and lab space organization
- other duties as assigned
To apply, send your CV to Haogang Cai, PhD, at email@example.com. Please include a detailed description of your research interests and a full list of publications.
Ion Channels and Immunology—May 1, 2020
The laboratory of Stefan Feske, MD, is seeking a postdoctoral scientist for projects focused on studying immunity to infection and autoimmunity. Research in the Feske Lab is focused on how ion channels regulate the function of immune cells and immune responses to infections, tumors, and self-antigens (autoimmunity).
Areas of interest include the role of calcium release-activated channels (CRAC) and novel ion channels involved in immune cell development, inflammatory responses, immunity to infection, antitumor immunity, and autoimmunity. We study how ion channels control cell function and regulate downstream signaling events and gene expression to shape immune cell function. For our studies, we use gene editing in primary immune cells, mice with targeted deletion of ion channels, and human patients with mutations in channel genes.
Our well-funded and diverse laboratory provides a stimulating and scientifically rigorous environment that encourages scientific growth and fosters the independent careers of postdoctoral trainees. Our research is published in leading journals including Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Immunity, Cell Metabolism, Nature Immunology, Nature Communications, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, and more.
The Feske Lab is part of a vibrant immunology community at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Dr. Feske leads the Ion Channels in Immunity Program, which provides a rich environment for research in this field. The program consists of a core facility, seminar series, and symposia focused on the role of ion channels in immune cell function.
This position is ideal for a postdoc interested in studying immune responses to infection, tumors, or autoimmunity. Although the lab studies ion channels, no prior knowledge or experimental expertise in ion channel physiology is required.
Candidates must have a PhD or MD/PhD with a strong background in immunology, significant technical expertise in molecular and cell biology, experience in murine models of immunity, and publications in peer-reviewed journals originating from PhD or postdoctoral work. The ideal candidate has excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, as well as organizational skills, self-motivation, and creativity.
Please send a cover letter explaining your relevant work experience and interests, a CV, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Feske at firstname.lastname@example.org