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Available Positions for Postdoctoral Fellows

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

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

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

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

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

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

Homelessness and Substance Use—March 24, 2023

The laboratory of Kelly M. Doran, MD, is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow for a two-year position to start as soon as possible. The fellow will contribute to a new National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded study titled Crisis Response, Durable Lessons: A Mixed-Methods Examination of a Large-Scale Hoteling Intervention for People Experiencing Homelessness in New York City During the COVID-19 Pandemic, while advancing their training and career development under the mentorship of Dr. Doran, principal investigator of the study.

This project examines substance use and related health impacts of a large-scale initiative to place more than 9,000 homeless New Yorkers into commercial hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study will use in-depth interviews with homeless shelter staff and clients to examine how substance use behaviors and treatment access changed for people placed into hotels during the pandemic. The study will also use linked homeless services and Medicaid data to examine health-related effects of hotel placement compared to remaining in a homeless shelter, and include a national environmental scan to examine best practices and inform future efforts.

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

Fellowship Job Responsibilities

The postdoctoral fellow engages in all elements of research, from design through dissemination, in collaboration with community and academic partners. It is anticipated that the fellow would lead activities for the quantitative analysis (with support from a data analyst), guide the qualitative interviews and environmental scan (with support from a research coordinator), coordinate quantitative and qualitative data integration, publish first-authored manuscripts, and disseminate research through conference presentations, policy reports, and other outlets. The fellow meets regularly and works closely with Dr. Doran, study co-investigators and staff, and the stakeholder advisory board.

The fellow may also have the opportunity to get involved with other related research projects and pursue independent research projects related to homelessness and health and prepare an application for independent research funding (e.g., NIH K01 or similar). Additionally, the fellow’s education and career development is enhanced by an affiliation with NYU Langone’s Health x Housing Lab in the Department of Population Health.

The fellow also has opportunities to attend seminars on research methods and topics in population health, individualized development plans, and professional development workshops and networking and social events. Direct mentorship will be provided primarily by Dr. Doran, an emergency physician whose research sits at the intersection of health and housing. While mentors will provide guidance and sponsorship, it is also expected that the fellow will be proactive in taking advantage of available opportunities for education and professional development.

Fellowship Qualifications

The following are the required qualifications for this role:

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

Preferred qualifications are as follows:

  • Individuals from racial and/or ethnic groups that are underrepresented in medicine are encouraged to apply, as are individuals who have lived experience of housing insecurity and/or homelessness.
  • training and experience with qualitative methods, mixed methods, and/or community-based participatory research methods
  • experience with program and policy evaluation
  • relevant experience from outside academia
  • research dissemination skills (e.g., ability to use Twitter and/or other social media, website management, writing for popular media, podcasting)

The yearly postdoctoral stipend range is $60,000–$75,000. The fellow will additionally be supported to attend professional conferences.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send the following materials:

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

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

Investigating the Epigenetic Code Disrupted in Cardiovascular Disease—March 23, 2023

The laboratory of Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD, in NYU Langone’s Center for Human Genetics and Genomics seeks a postdoctoral fellow to join newly funded genomic and epigenomic studies of blood pressure (hypertension) and heart rhythm (arrhythmias, sudden death) control. Our goals are to identify the role of specific genes, cells, and tissues that contribute to genetic susceptibility. A key goal is to use machine learning methods to decipher the gene regulatory network underlying these traits. Learn more about our research.

The successful candidate will play a leadership role in the design, execution, and publication of novel research projects under Dr. Chakravarti’s supervision. The ideal candidate is expected to have significant training in human genetics and computational biology with a proven ability for independent research, and an abiding interest in understanding the genetic mechanisms in complex disease.

The salary range is $60,000.

How to Apply

To apply, please email Dr. Chakravarti at aravinda.chakravarti@nyulangone.org with your resume, publication list, and a one-page narrative of your research interests and accomplishments.

Cellular, Mouse, and Statistical Modeling of Hirschsprung Disease Genomes—March 23, 2023

The laboratory of Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD, in NYU Langone’s Center for Human Genetics and Genomics seeks a postdoctoral fellow to join three newly funded studies of Hirschsprung disease (HSCR), a multifactorial developmental disorder of the enteric nervous system. Our goals are to identify the full spectrum of coding and regulatory mutations in HSCR by genome sequencing, conduct functional and epigenetic studies using patient samples and cell culture models, elucidate why Down syndrome cases are associated with HSCR using engineered cell and mouse models, and decipher the gene regulatory network underlying HSCR using new mouse models with targeted coding and regulatory mutations. Other studies are probing the effect of environment and sex on the gene regulatory network underlying HSCR risk. Learn more about our research.

The successful candidate will play a leadership role in design, execution, and publication of novel research projects under Dr. Chakravarti’s supervision. The ideal candidate is expected to have significant training in human genetics and/or molecular and cellular biology with a proven ability for independent research. The applicant should have an abiding interest in understanding the genetic mechanisms in complex disease.

The salary range is $60,000.

How to Apply

To apply, please email Dr. Chakravarti at aravinda.chakravarti@nyulangone.org with your resume, publication list, and a one-page narrative of your research interests and accomplishments.

Mechanisms of Somatic Mutation and the Origins of Brain Tumors—March 10, 2023

The laboratory of Gilad D. Evrony, MD, PhD, studies the basic mechanisms by which genomes mutate in the body and develops new technologies to investigate this. The laboratory also utilizes mutations as lineage markers to identify the cellular origins of brain tumors by a variety of novel single-cell genomics approaches. Learn more about our research.

Postdocs who are interested in this research area should submit a CV, a cover letter, and the names of three references to Dr. Evrony at gilad.evrony@nyulangone.org.

Pathogenesis of Staphylococcus Aureus Infection—March 8, 2023

The laboratory of Bo Shopsin, MD, PhD, has a postdoctoral research position available for an enthusiastic scientist interested in studying the pathogenesis of S. aureus infection. Preferred qualifications include a PhD in microbiology and a background in molecular genetics.

The salary range is $60,000–$75,000.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Shopsin at bo.shopsin@nyulangone.org.

Advanced Ophthalmic Imaging Glaucoma Researcher—March 8, 2023

The Advanced Ophthalmic Imaging Laboratory at NYU Langone is comprised of a team of ophthalmologists, engineers, software specialists, statisticians, and trainees that focuses primarily on glaucoma research. Glaucoma, the second leading cause of blindness worldwide, is a neurodegenerative disease that affects the retina and optic nerve of the eye. Because there is currently no known cure for glaucoma, early disease detection is critical for vision conservation. Our laboratory uses a variety of advanced imaging devices, tools, and techniques to detect glaucoma as soon as possible; monitor glaucomatous progression; and investigate new theories about the cause and pathogenesis of the disease.

We are seeking a creative and motivated postdoctoral researcher with an interest in clinical and preclinical applications of in vivo ophthalmic imaging techniques. Preference will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in one or more of the following areas: optical coherence tomography, electroretinogram (ERG), image processing, and experience in non-human primate animal research.

Fellowship Qualifications

The ideal candidate holds an MD or PhD in biomedical engineering/bioengineering, physics, optics, or a closely related field. You should be comfortable working directly with non-human primates, have an interest in clinical translation research, have excellent written and oral communication skills, know how to work with research software (Visual Studio, XCode, MATLAB, and/or LabView), and have the ability to work independently as well as on a collaborative and supportive interdisciplinary team.

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • acquiring images in non-human primate models
  • analyzing experimental results
  • maintaining and aligning imaging equipment as needed
  • image processing on MATLAB/Image-J (or Fiji)
  • presenting findings at scientific meetings
  • writing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals
  • contributing to grant proposals
  • mentoring students or visiting fellows

The start date is as soon as possible, with anticipated duration of at least two years. The salary range is $60,000.00–$69,556.44.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Ronald Zambrano at ronald.zambrano@nyulangone.org.

Extracellular Matrix: Immune Cell Interactions—March 3, 2023

The laboratory of Shukti Chakravarti, PhD, has a National Institutes of Health–funded postdoctoral position to investigate immune regulatory signals from the extracellular matrix (ecm) that shape infection, inflammation, and autoimmunity. Our pioneering work on the ecm of the cornea identified lumican as a major structural protein. Our recent studies indicate that lumican and other related ecm proteins are widely expressed throughout the body where they regulate functions of neutrophils, macrophages, and B and T lymphocytes. Lumican-null mice do not resolve bacterial infections of the cornea, lungs, and the peritoneum well. We discovered that lumican enters immune cells and regulates vesicular trafficking of toll-like receptors to modulate their immune signals (Maiti et al. 2021. PNAS).

Fellowship Qualifications

We are interested in recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to further investigate molecular mechanisms in these ecm-immune cell interactions and regulatory gene expression using specific ecm gene–targeted mice, ChIP-seq and ATAC-seq, and organoid culture systems. The ideal candidate has a strong background in immunology, cell biology, and next generation sequencing technologies. We expect the candidate to have significant training in cell culture, flow cytometry, mouse immunological techniques, and some training in computational biology.

The applicant is expected to work independently and in a collaborative setting. Our laboratory is located in NYU Langone’s new Science Building. We have a dynamic interactive group and collaborations with ophthalmology, cell biology, microbiology, pathology, and the state-of-the-art Genome Technology Center at NYU Langone. Learn more about our research.

The salary range is $62,000–$65,000.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Chakravarti at shukti.chakravarti@nyulangone.org.

Genetics and Cell Biology of Keratoconus Eye Disease—March 3, 2023

The laboratory of Shukti Chakravarti, PhD, has a National Institutes of Health-funded postdoctoral position to investigate the genetics and cell biology of keratoconus, a thinning disease of the cornea. We use genomic (Shinde et al. 2021. Human Molecular Genetics) and transcriptomic (Shinde et al. 2020. Scientific Reports) approaches to identify genetic variants and gene regulatory networks that contribute to the pathogenesis of keratoconus. We are currently using cornea organoid (Maiti et al. 2022. Pnas Nexus) and cell culture methods to understand the functional consequences of the genetic variants we identify in keratoconus.

Fellowship Qualifications

We are interested in recruiting a postdoctoral fellow to pursue genetic and functional studies of keratoconus. We expect the candidate to have a strong background in genetics and be able to work with our genetics and computational biology team. The candidate should have significant training in molecular biology, genetics, CRISPR/Cas9, and training in standard cell culture and protein analyses. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated and able to work independently and in a collaborative setting.

Our laboratory is located in NYU Langone’s new Science Building. We have a dynamic interactive group and collaborations with ophthalmology, cell biology, microbiology, pathology, and the state-of-the-art Genome Technology Center at NYU Langone. Learn more about our research.

The salary range is $62,000–$65,000.

How to Apply

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Dr. Chakravarti at shukti.chakravarti@nyulangone.org.

How B Cells Function in the Specialized Microenvironment of the Intestine in Health and Disease—February 23, 2023

Postdoctoral positions are currently available in the Mucosal B Cell Laboratory led by Carla R. Nowosad, PhD, in NYU Langone’s Department of Pathology. Our lab uses various imaging-based approaches to discover how B cells function in the specialized microenvironment of the intestine in health and disease.

We have multiple fully funded postdoctoral positions available in the lab to work on various projects including the following:

  • single cell imaging of immunoreceptor signaling downstream of the B cell receptor or other B cell surface receptors using our flexible multi-parameter imaging platform (Nowosad et al. 2016. Nature Immunology)
  • origin and function of public germinal center B cell clones identified in the intestines of germ-free animals (Nowosad et al. 2020. Nature). Here, we are interested in how the B cell receptor repertoire is set during microbial colonization and how this is impacted by changes in the microbiome.
  • investigating how specialized antigen trafficking to various lymphoid organs draining the intestine influences resultant B cell behavior

We are also working to build an intestinal B cell toolbox, suitable for both mouse and human studies in order to leverage our expertise in imaging-based immunology to include human samples.

The candidate will have the unique opportunity to work in a stimulating scientific environment as a part of NYU Langone’s Department of Pathology, Perlmutter Cancer Center, Immunology Research Program, and Translational Immunology Center.

Fellowship Qualifications

Highly motivated, organized, and creative individuals who are excited to apply cutting-edge techniques to push new boundaries are encouraged to apply. Successful applicants have a PhD in immunology, cell signaling, mucosal immunology, or related field with a strong background in in vivo animal work or precision microscopy, and are competitive for postdoctoral fellowships. Candidates should be able to work independently but contribute meaningfully to our respectful, fun team environment.

The salary range is $60,000–$70,000. Learn more about our current team, recent publications, and lab news.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should send their CV and a letter of intent describing their specific interests and motivations to Dr. Nowosad at carla.nowosad@nyulangone.org.

Translational Regulation of T Cell Development and Function in Cancer and Autoimmune Disease—February 17, 2023

A postdoctoral research position focused on translational regulation of T cell development and function, particularly immune suppression by regulatory T cells in breast cancer, is available in the laboratory of Robert J. Schneider, PhD. Our laboratory investigates translational regulation of breast cancer metastasis, as well as the development and function of different T cell types.

Qualified applicants will join a highly collaborative, supportive, collegial, and well-funded research team in the Alexandria Center for Life Sciences, in a state-of-the-art spacious modern laboratory. We use a variety of approaches in our research, including molecular biology, biochemistry, tissue culture, animal and human tissue studies, and new therapeutics development. NYU Grossman School of Medicine is one of the top research institutions in the United States and provides a stimulating scientific and intellectual environment with outstanding core facilities, highly interactive and multidisciplinary faculty, sponsored housing, and competitive salaries that well exceed National Institutes of Health guidelines.

Fellowship Qualifications

Candidates should have a PhD or MD degree with a strong background in molecular biology. Some background in immunology and animal tumor models would be beneficial. We are seeking candidates who are greatly motivated, ambitious, and interested in joining a highly collaborative and productive research group.

The salary range is $68,000–$75,000, depending on experience.

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should email their CV, a brief letter of research interests, and contact information for three references to Dr. Schneider at robert.schneider@nyulangone.org.

Digital Health and Computational Psychiatry—February 14, 2023

NYU Langone’s Department of Psychiatry is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work in our interdisciplinary and cutting-edge Digital Health and Computational Psychiatry Program. The fellow will have an exciting opportunity to contribute to clinical research on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), stress-related disorders, digital phenotyping, and computational psychiatry and will receive close mentorship and support to continue developing their own professional career. The Digital Health and Computational Psychiatry Program is led by Katharina Schultebraucks, PhD, who is a leader in the field of computational psychiatry in the area of PTSD research and other stress-related disorders.

We are a growing interdisciplinary team working at the crossroads of stress research with psychiatry, biomedical engineering, biostatistics, and emergency medicine. The lab has multiple ongoing studies including National Institutes of Health–funded studies on examining digital biomarkers to predict PTSD in trauma survivors; burnout, stress pathologies, and cognitive functioning in emergency medicine clinician; and whether these digital biomarkers are related to physiological markers of chronic stress.

Fellowship Job Responsibilities

The fellow works on all aspects and phases of performing research in the field of stress-related disorders, in particular, performing systematic literature searches and extracting data from the literature for the critical appraisal of what is known, and to generate novel ideas and research questions to develop the fellow’s own research projects. In addition, the fellow is responsible for contributing to ongoing and future projects of the research group by supporting the literature search and literature analysis, and to contribute to the statistical analysis of the collected data as well as the dissemination of the results.

Duties will comprise cleaning data; preprocessing and analyzing the data under supervision of Dr. Schultebraucks and preparing figures, tables, summary results, and text for the dissemination of the results; and writing and revising manuscripts that will be published in peer-reviewed journals and supporting all steps required for completing the peer-review process, such as reformatting a manuscript according to specific journal policies. The fellow is expected to actively participate in weekly lab meetings (including journal clubs and idea meetings) and to report on their work and projects (i.e., status, progress, open questions, and tasks) in weekly meetings.

Fellowship Qualifications

Applicants must have a PhD in psychology or fields related to stress research, biostatistics, data science, and related fields. Competitive applicants have prior experience in relevant clinical research, biostatistics, or computer science and demonstrated interest in this line of research as exemplified by academic presentations and/or peer-review publications. Competitive applicants should also have substantial knowledge about using R and/or Python and prior experience or high interest to work with advanced statistical approaches, in particular, using computational approaches for facial emotion recognition, natural language processing, and/or machine learning to identify risk factors of stress-related disorders. High interest in research methodology and open science is also very advantageous.

The budgeted salary for this role is $60,000.

How to Apply

Interested applications should email Dr. Schultebraucks with their cover letter and CV at katharina.schultebraucks@nyulangone.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis.

Developing New Treatment Paradigms for Lung Cancer Using Three Primary Tools: Genetic, Epigenetic, and Transcriptomic Analyses—December 20, 2022

The laboratory of John T. Poirier, PhD, is seeking highly motivated, organized, and creative candidates to take on mentored leadership roles in the laboratory and train to become fully independent academic scientists. Successful candidates can expect a collaborative and supportive laboratory environment and to be immersed in scientific and technical excellence in the heart of New York City. The Poirier Lab is part of NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center.

Our lab focuses on the development of new treatment paradigms for lung cancer using three primary tools: genetic, epigenetic, and transcriptomic analyses; functional genomics using CRISPR-Cas9; and high-fidelity, patient-derived models of lung cancer. In addition to his primary research focus, Dr. Poirier directs the Perlmutter Cancer Center Preclinical Therapeutics Program, which acquires viable human tumor cells from the clinic for the development of cancer models and tests experimental cancer therapeutics in the preclinical setting. The lab’s research has been published in Cancer Cell, Nature Cancer, Cancer Research, and other high-profile journals.

Cancer Selective Cell Surface Targets

One project that is immediately available to fellows is identifying cancer selective cell surface targets. Many driver oncogenes have been identified and successfully drugged. However, a large percentage of tumors have no known driver or are characterized by tumor suppressor gene inactivation. An alternative strategy to targeting cancers with no tractable targets for small molecule inhibitors is to identify proteins expressed selectively on the cancer cell surface as a target for affinity molecules such as monoclonal antibodies. We identify cancer selective cell surface proteins through an integrated target discovery pipeline and develop molecular probes suitable for diagnostic and therapeutic applications and develop novel bioconjugation strategies to deliver innovative payloads with antibodies.

Fellowship Qualifications

Applicants are required to have the following qualifications:

  • a recent PhD graduate
  • experience with antibody engineering, radiochemistry, molecular imaging, and bioconjugation techniques
  • demonstrated scientific rigor, scientific excellence, and technical excellence
  • independent, self-motivated, and innovative
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • willing to seek out grant funding from external sources in support of their 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

The salary range for the role is $60,000 to $70,000.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should email their CV and a brief statement of research to Dr. Poirier at john.poirier@nyulangone.org. Applications that do not meet the fellowship qualifications will not be considered.

Improving Treatment for Substance Use Disorders—December 12, 2022

NYU Langone’s Health Evaluation and Analytics Lab (HEAL), led by Charles J. Neighbors, MBA, PhD, is offering a postdoctoral fellowship with emphasis on improving treatment for substance use disorders in a large regulated system. The position offers unique opportunities to work closely with state policy makers as well as administrative data such as Medicaid and treatment registry. Dr. Neighbors is a behavioral scientist who brings together clinical, statistical, and business expertise to understand and inform healthcare reform and its impact on individuals struggling with addictions and mental health disorders. His research focuses on examining quality and efficiency of the current treatment system for substance use disorders, studying the impact of system reform efforts, and bringing evidence-based interventions to practice.

HEAL is a unique research resource that contains New York Medicaid and other state administrative data to support studies of health and healthcare. The postdoctoral fellow will work within one of HEAL’s cores: Addiction Health Services Research (AHSR). The mission of AHSR is to collaborate with government agencies and community partners to improve the quality of care for individuals with addiction. The core uses sophisticated analyses of large administrative data, qualitative data collection, and randomized step-wedge trials of interventions targeting organizations to improve the effectiveness of clinical practices while addressing issues of race, ethnicity, and gender; social determinants; and their intersections.

Dr. Neighbors leads a portfolio of National Institutes of Health (NIH)–funded studies focusing on studying the addiction treatment system in New York State as well as interventions to improve quality of care. The lab has a special emphasis on disparities in treatment.

Fellowship Job Responsibilities

The fellow collaborates with a multidisciplinary team of health services researchers, implementation scientists, organizational management researchers, state policy makers, and other public health officials to advance the aims of HEAL’s projects. There is an opportunity to engage in all stages of research, from design through publication and dissemination. The fellow also works independently to develop and execute complex analysis of data, including spearheading specific sub-projects and making decisions and recommendations about analytical techniques, scope, and approach. As a fellow in our lab, you have ample opportunities to attend scientific meetings, present results at professional conferences and to interested state-level stakeholders, develop independent research projects and first-author research articles, and assist in developing grant applications.

The fellow engages in the following activities:

  • participate in discussions to shape the direction of the research project with a stellar team of interdisciplinary scientists
  • maintain a thorough knowledge of advances in their specialized field and contribute creative ideas and approaches
  • work effectively with large, complex, and noisy administrative data to solve challenging problems
  • define scope and selection of advanced econometric and statistical techniques according to study design, including cohort analyses, time series, difference-in-differences, and related techniques
  • clearly communicate processes used and results achieved to technical and non-technical audiences, and lead critical discussions of results and techniques
  • detect and address complex issues in data and analytics, and suggest new and alternative approaches to solve problems
  • draft articles for peer-reviewed publications, as well as reports and presentations to a range of audiences

Fellowship Qualifications

Candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications for this position:

  • a PhD in behavioral sciences, health services research, public health, public policy, statistics, biostatistics, economics, sociology, or related quantitative or mixed-methods research field
  • advanced quantitative analytical skills and demonstrated experience running complex analyses
  • experience or interest in qualitative research methods
  • proficiency in at least one programming language
  • solid experience working with large data to answer complex questions
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • strong ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems
  • self-directed and able to manage priorities on multiple projects simultaneously

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a CV, a cover letter explaining their research experience and their interest in this position, and contact information for three references to Kamila Kiszko, MPH, program director, at kamila.kiszko@nyulangone.org. The fellowship begins in summer or fall 2023.

CAR T Cells—November 30, 2022

The Yarmarkovich Lab is seeking a motivated and creative postdoctoral fellow to join a growing team at NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center that is focused on developing a novel class of personalized CAR T cells and other immunotherapies. We are seeking a postdoc to join a dynamic multidisciplinary group focused on developing novel therapies for clinical translation and new technologies to enable personalized immunotherapy.

The postdoc will gain experience in a broad range of experimental approaches covering the entire developmental process of new immunotherapies including target discovery, CAR engineering, and preclinical development. This work builds on a recent publication (Yarmarkovich et al. 2021. Nature) and focuses on developing the next generation of immunotherapies.

We work at all stages of immunotherapy development as part of local and international multidisciplinary teams focused on developing the next generation of CAR T cells. Our partners include the National Cancer Institute’s Cancer Moonshot, Stand Up To Cancer’s Pediatric Cancer Dream Team, the Cancer Grand Challenge, and the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s TACTICAL team. The postdoc benefits from exposure to an extensive network of collaborators, attends scientific meetings, and has opportunities to collaborate with several biotech and startup companies.

Prior experience with relevant approaches is preferred, including proteomics (immunopeptidomics), phage display, T cell transduction and cytotoxicity assays, protein purification, cloning, protein engineering, flow cytometry, and immunological assays.

The postdoc participates in the development of therapies intended for clinical translation and has access to a very broad range of growth opportunities, including opportunities to develop and execute independent projects, present work at conferences, and closely collaborate with international experts across disciplines. The Yarmarkovich Lab provides an environment where postdocs can grow their scientific acumen and build their professional repertoire. We also provide career mentorship and sponsorship opportunities. This is an ideal opportunity for individuals pursuing a career in academia, biotech, or entrepreneurial ventures.

If you are interested in an exciting experience working at the forefront of immunotherapy development with a focus on delivering high impact therapies for patients, consider joining our team.

To apply, please send your CV and brief statement of research interests (including previous research experience) to Mark Yarmarkovich, PhD, at mark.yarmarkovich@nyulangone.org.

Required Education and Experience

Applicants must have a PhD, MD/PhD, or MD degree. Applicants with prior computational experience as well as those who have experience with phage display, proteomics, protein engineering, and T cell assays are preferred.

Ethics of Big Data and AI in Healthcare—November 18, 2022

A full-time postdoctoral fellowship is available in NYU Langone’s Division of Medical Ethics, part of the Department of Population Health, under the direction of Kellie Owens, PhD. This position includes an initial one-year term, with renewal for an additional one to two years, dependent on funding and performance. The start date is flexible, likely between June and September 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience, and benefits are included. The position may be hybrid, with a mix of in-person and remote work.

The fellow will contribute to ongoing National Institutes of Health–funded research on the actionability of genomic data for health screening—a mixed-methods project drawing on theory and methods from sociology, science and technology studies, and bioethics. The fellow will also aid in the development of new research on the ethical integration of artificial intelligence and machine learning (AI/ML) tools in healthcare, and will be involved in all aspects of these projects, including grant writing, qualitative data collection (such as semi-structured interviews), data analysis, literature reviews, and co-authorship of manuscripts.

The fellow will have the opportunity to lead research and manuscript development for projects of their choosing, related to the broad topic of big data and AI in healthcare. The fellow will be able to participate fully in the Division of Medical Ethics and the Department of Population Health, offering excellent opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.

How to Apply

Candidates must possess the following minimum qualifications for this position:

  • a doctoral-level degree in a relevant field such as bioethics, sociology, anthropology, science and technology studies, or public health (PhD preferred, but JDs and MDs with relevant experience will also be considered)
  • experience conducting qualitative or mixed-methods research, such as interviews, ethnography, or surveys
  • excellent writing and communication skills
  • a record of publication in a relevant field

To apply, please send a CV and cover letter to Jessica Wico, program manager in the Division of Medical Ethics, at jessica.wico@nyulangone.org.

Headache Research—November 1, 2022

A postdoctoral psychology fellowship in the Division of Headache, part of NYU Langone’s Department of Neurology, is available beginning in the summer of 2023 . This fellowship is led by Mia T. Minen, MD, MPH, director of headache services, who is trained and certified in headache medicine, neuropsychiatry, and behavioral neurology. The fellowship is designed to provide comprehensive training in research investigation and clinical care in headache medicine, depression, anxiety, insomnia, and overlapping pain conditions.

Headache research at NYU Langone is very active. Since 2016, we have recruited more than 800 patients with headaches to participate in studies across NYU Langone Health. We have also published more than 70 papers in journals including Neurology, Headache, Cephalalgia, General Hospital Psychiatry, and the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry. Our researchers have presented more than 40 posters and oral presentations at national meetings including the Society for Behavioral Medicine (SBM), the American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA), the American Academy of Neurology (AAN), and the American Headache Society (AHS). The postdoctoral fellow has the exciting opportunity to assist in the development of our research program and receives close mentorship and support as they continue to develop their own professional career in clinical psychology and clinical research.

Applicants must have a PhD and have completed an internship in clinical psychology, health psychology, or neuropsychology by the summer of 2023. They must also have a strong background in cognitive behavioral therapy and a research background in related psychology and/or neuroscience with a demonstrated interest in this line of research as exemplified by academic presentations and peer-review publications. The fellowship offers opportunities to develop new projects as well as opportunities to work on national institute of health (NIH)-funded research. Clinical time with supervision is possible.

All those motivated to pursue a career in clinical research to investigate how to develop novel and existing research on scalable, accessible forms of behavioral therapy for headache and associated symptoms (psychiatric comorbidities, overlapping pain conditions, and sleep issues) will be considered for the position and are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants should email Dr. Minen’s research coordinator Alexis George at alexis.george@nyulangone.org and CC Dr. Minen at mia.minen@nyulangone.org with their cover letter and curriculum vitae by February 1, 2023. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Early-Stage Melanoma Progression—October 12, 2022

NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology is seeking a candidate to join our team to study the early steps of melanoma progression for a five-year funded project. The project entails investigating tumor cell-intrinsic mechanisms, and tumor cell and immune cell interactions in early stages of cutaneous melanoma. Laboratory focuses on melanoma biology and works on innovative preclinical and translational research studies. The studies are designed for biologically relevant questions that are tested using human samples, various murine and human model systems, and high-throughput omics platforms.

Our department provides strong multidisciplinary support along with the Department of Pathology, the interdisciplinary Cooperative Melanoma Group, and Perlmutter Cancer Center. Additionally, we have strong collaborations with other academic centers within the United States.

We are seeking a candidate with a PhD or equivalent degree with a background in molecular biology, cancer biology, or genetics and genomics. Importantly, the candidate must be able to work independently and take initiative, work in an interdisciplinary team and collaborate, and have writing skills and first and co-authored publications.

To apply, please send your CV, cover letter, and name and contact information of three references to Julide T. Celebi, MD, at julide.celebi@nyulangone.org.

Molecular and Cellular Biology of Neurodegenerative Disease—September 30, 2022

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of Stephen D. Ginsberg, PhD, part of NYU Langone’s Department of Neuroscience and Physiology. The position provides a rich multidisciplinary environment for postdoctoral training and more advanced career development. The postdoc will receive multidisciplinary training in performing expression profiling studies at both the single population and subregional level, which is relevant towards understanding the potential pathogenesis of selective neuronal vulnerability during the progression of dementia.

Our research involves studies of cellular and animal models and postmortem human brain tissues to investigate vulnerable neuronal populations via single population RNA sequencing (RNA-seq) and related validation strategies within the hippocampus, basal forebrain, and cortex.

The postdoc is required to perform microaspiration of pyramidal neurons and basal forebrain cholinergic neurons from mouse brain and postmortem human brain tissues via laser capture microdissection (LCM), prepare samples for RNA-seq, and perform subsequent bioinformatic and pathway analyses of the resultant datasets. Additional technical experience with RNA amplification, siRNA knockdown delivery, surgical manipulations, ELISA, confocal microscopy, Western blotting, and real-time quantitative polymerase chain reaction (qPCR) is strongly recommended.

The postdoctoral candidate must have a PhD in neuroscience or equivalent experience, as well as experience with neuroanatomy, molecular and cellular neuroscience, and basic training in statistics and informatics.

Interested candidates should send a CV, references, and a statement of interest to Dr. Ginsberg, stephen.ginsberg@nyulangone.org.

Anxiety, Stress, and Prolonged Grief—September 30, 2022

A postdoctoral psychology fellowship is available in the Anxiety, Stress, and Prolonged Grief Program, part of NYU Langone’s Department of Psychiatry. The postdoctoral fellow has the exciting opportunity to contribute to cutting-edge clinical and translational neuroscience research on anxiety disorders, prolonged grief, and PTSD. The postdoc receives close mentorship and support as they continue to develop their own professional career in clinical psychology and clinical and/or translational research.

The Anxiety, Stress, and Prolonged Grief Program is a clinical research program led by Naomi M. Simon, MD. Our mission is to improve the understanding and treatment of anxiety, stress, trauma, and grief-related disorders through clinical investigation and treatment studies. The program leverages the exponential growth in real-time advances in clinical psychology, pharmacotherapy, biology, and digital health to better understand key factors that lead to the development and persistence of anxiety, trauma, and grief disorders, as well as their optimal treatment.

The fellowship provides comprehensive training in research investigation and clinical care with a focus on anxiety disorders, PTSD, and prolonged grief. Ongoing studies at various stages of recruitment and data analysis include clinical trials of cognitive behavioral therapy, yoga, mind­–body stress reduction (MBSR), exercise, pharmacotherapy, cross-diagnostic psychopathology, computational psychiatry, and collaborative fMRI and biomarker studies.

The fellow has opportunities to participate in drafting abstracts and manuscripts with mentorship and clinical supervision from a licensed psychologist and investigator in the program, Kristin L. Szuhany, PhD. For currently enrolling studies, including two National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health-funded trials, the fellow will be involved in clinical assessment and research. One study is investigating the neural mechanisms of change with MBSR versus a stress education intervention in patients with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), and another study is investigating the biological signature of the therapeutic effect of cannabidiol in social anxiety disorder (SAD) and its link to core SAD symptoms using neuroimaging labs. The fellow’s responsibilities will include conducting diagnostic and symptom severity assessments, and providing training and overseeing the implementation of an experimental social stress paradigm. Additional training opportunities are present for research that focuses on prolonged grief; PTSD; and panic, social, and generalized anxiety disorders. Depending on interest, additional part-time clinical opportunities in postdoctoral year two may be available.

Applicants must have a PhD or PsyD and be scheduled to complete an internship in clinical psychology by September 2023 to be considered for this position. Competitive applicants will have prior experience in relevant clinical research and/or care; a background in related psychology, clinical or experimental, and/or biological studies; and demonstrated interest in this line of research as exemplified by academic presentations and/or peer-reviewed publications. Supervised clinical time to support training and licensure will be included.

Interested applicants should email their cover letter and curriculum vitae to Dr. Simon at naomi.simon@nyulangone.org by February 1 (please CC Emma Jennings at emma.jennings@nyulangone.org). We are accepting and considering applications on a rolling basis. The starting date for this position is flexible and ranges from July through September 1, 2023.

3D Chromatin Organization in Human Neurogenesis and Gliomagenesis—September 16, 2022

Researchers in the laboratory of Dimitris G. Placantonakis, MD, PhD, are using CRISPR, chromatin conformation capture, and ChIP to understand dynamic changes in 3D chromatin architecture in human neural development in glioma initiation. Our cellular platforms include human embryonic stem cells and their neural progeny, and patient-derived glioms stem cells.

We are recruiting postdocs in this research area. To be considered, please submit a CV, a cover letter, and the names of three references to Dr. Placantonakis at dimitris.placantonakis@nyulangone.org.

Calcium Dynamics and Signaling in Glioma—September 16, 2022

Glioma cells manifest spontaneous calcium transients that may contribute to tumor growth. Members of the laboratory of Dimitris G. Placantonakis, MD, PhD, use calcium imaging, pharmacology, electrophysiology, and CRISPR to determine the channels contributing to these calcium waves, their role in tumor growth, and downstream effectors.

Postdocs who are interested in this research area should submit a CV, a cover letter, and the names of three references to Dr. Placantonakis at dimitris.placantonakis@nyulangone.org.

Adhesion GPCRs in Glioma—September 16, 2022

The laboratory of Dimitris G. Placantonakis, MD, PhD, studies the role of select adhesion G protein-coupled receptors in the glioblastoma, a brain malignancy. Besides elucidating mechanisms of activation, signaling, and oncologic effects, we are interested in advancing them translationally as therapeutic targets.

Postdocs who are interested in this research area should submit a CV, a cover letter, and the names of three references to Dr. Placantonakis at dimitris.placantonakis@nyulangone.org.

Pancreatic Cancer Detection, Etiology, and Treatment—September 13, 2022

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 laboratory of Diane M. Simeone, MD, 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.

Dr. Simeone is an internationally renowned physician–scientist and the director of NYU Langone’s Pancreatic Cancer Center. The Simeone Lab 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 Jennifer Chun Kim at jennifer.chunkim@nyulangone.org. Consideration of submitted applications will start immediately and will continue until positions are filled.

Microbial RNA Biology—September 1, 2022

The laboratory of Joel G. Belasco, PhD, at NYU Grossman School of Medicine is seeking a highly motivated individual for postdoctoral research on post-transcriptional gene regulation at the intersection of RNA biology, biochemistry, and microbiology. The goal of this research is to elucidate the molecular mechanisms that govern mRNA lifetimes in bacterial cells. This is a full-time position supported by a five-year from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

These studies are prompted by our recent discovery of two novel regulatory phenomena: (i) the presence of noncanonical nucleoside tetraphosphate (Np4) caps on bacterial transcripts during disulfide stress and (ii) the linear scanning mechanism by which the endonuclease RNase E locates cleavage sites in mRNAs as a prelude to initiating their degradation. Each of these unexpected findings has important consequences for the control of gene expression. Our goal is to achieve a deep mechanistic understanding of these key cellular processes and their impact on gene regulation by a multidisciplinary approach comprising a combination of in vivo and in vitro strategies that encompass a variety of genetic, biochemical, and biophysical methods.

We value diligence, ingenuity, initiative, collegiality, integrity, and diversity. Applicants must possess a PhD degree or equivalent or be nearing the date of their thesis defense. Strong analytical and oral communication skills and an ability to work both independently and as a cooperative member of a team are required. While accomplished candidates with expertise in various aspects of molecular biology will be considered, those with a background in RNA biology or biochemistry are especially encouraged to apply. A competitive salary and excellent benefits package are available.

Please send your CV, a list of publications, the names and email addresses of three references, and a cover letter describing your background and professional goals to Dr. Belasco at joel.belasco@med.nyu.edu, using “Postdoctoral applicant” in the e-mail subject line.