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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.

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.

Vaccine and Infectious Diseases Immunology—May 25, 2022

The laboratory of Mark J. Mulligan, MD, at NYU Langone investigates the human immune responses to pathogens and vaccines by studying how the human body successfully reacts to vaccines and battles infections, and conversely, how infectious pathogens escape immune surveillance. The Mulligan Lab is looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow with interest in human immunology and translational medicine to work on currently funded projects and new projects in development. Projects include but are not limited to COVID-19 and influenza human vaccine studies and new vaccine development. For more information about Mulligan Lab positions or to apply, please email Dr. Mulligan at mark.mulligan@nyulangone.org and Dr. Samanovic-Golden at marie.samanovic-golden@nyulangone.org.

Role of Growth Factor and Cytokine in Autoimmune Diseases, Inflammatory, or Musculoskeletal Disorders—May 13, 2022

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Chuanju Liu, PhD, at NYU Grossman School of Medicine to investigate the role of growth factor and cytokine in autoimmune diseases, inflammatory, or musculoskeletal disorders. Applicants must have a PhD and/or MD. Those with experience in molecular and cellular biology as well as bioinformatics, particularly single cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) analysis, are highly encouraged to apply. To be considered, please email a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendations to Dr. Liu at chuanju.liu@nyulangone.org.

RAGE/DIAPH1 in Cardiovascular and Renal Disease—March 11, 2022

A postdoctoral research scientist position is available immediately in the Diabetes Research Program, part of the Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. Our research involves: 1) developing multidimensional approaches to examine the mechanisms whereby the cardiovascular and renal system responds to stress or injury in diabetes; and 2) applying the knowledge gained to develop therapeutic strategies to prevent, slow, or reverse the progression of diabetic cardiovascular and renal disease.

The ideal applicant should have a doctoral degree (PhD or MD/PhD) and must have solid experience with contemporary techniques in the study of cardiovascular and renal disease, preferably with emphasis in cardiovascular and renal physiology. Expertise in working with mice is essential. Experience with cell culture, including the use of primary cells and related cellular and molecular techniques is preferred. Knowledge of the prevailing hypothesis and mechanisms underlying cardiovascular and renal dysfunction in diabetes is essential.

Additional skills include preparation of mRNA protein lysates from animal model tissues and cells, performance of real-time polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and Western blotting techniques, and knowledge of the principles to be applied for RNA-sequencing analyses. Additional highly desired skills include expertise in flow cytometry and fluorescent activated cell sorting. The candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic about science, learn quickly, think creatively and independently, and work efficiently. Postdoctoral fellows train within a highly collaborative and talented group of predoctoral, postdoctoral, and other research scientists.

Salary is commensurate with experience and at National Institutes of Health postdoctoral levels. Applicants should email their CV, a list of three professional references, and a short statement that describes their experience, goals, and reasons for the interest in this position to Ravichandran Ramasamy, PhD, at ravichandran.ramasamy@nyulangone.org or Ann Marie Schmidt, MD, at annmarie.schmidt@nyulangone.org.

Transmission of Respiratory Pathogens with an Emphasis on Influenza Viruses and SARS-CoV-2—March 11, 2022

An exciting postdoctoral position is available in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, in the laboratory of Mila B. Ortigoza, MD, PhD. The postdoc will join an exciting collaborative environment and gain diverse exposure to leading virologists and bacteriologists in the Department of Medicine and the Department Microbiology.

Successful candidates are highly self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, and have excellent organization and communication skills. A PhD in biological sciences (or related fields) with at least three years of hands-on laboratory experience, is required. Expertise in basic molecular virology, tissue culture, and animal work are preferred.

The main focus of our research program is on transmission of respiratory pathogens with an emphasis on influenza viruses and SARS-CoV-2. We are interested in understanding viral and host factors that facilitate shedding and transmission using molecular techniques, mouse models (infants, adults, and KO strains), and genomics. The ultimate goal is to capitalize from the gained knowledge to further advance the design of better vaccines and antivirals.

Salary is commensurate with experience and at National Institutes of Health postdoctoral levels. Applicants should email their CV, a list of three professional references, and a short statement that describes their experience, goals, and reasons for the interest in this position to Dr. Ortigoza at mila.ortigoza@nyulangone.org. We will review applications until the position is filled.

Translational Medicine Tissue Regeneration—January 19, 2022

A unique and exciting postdoctoral position in the field of translational regenerative medicine is immediately available in the Division of Precision Medicine, part of the Department of Medicine, and the Department of Pathology, at NYU Grossman School of Medicine.

The laboratory of Leslie I. Gold, PhD, discovered that the calcium-binding endoplasmic reticulum chaperone protein, calreticulin (CALR), when used exogenously has profound extracellular biological effects on promoting the regeneration of different tissues including skin (epidermal appendage neogenesis/wound healing), cornea (ulcerations), and bone (prevention of osteoclastogenesis). This discovery has created an exciting new research field, and the translational application of this tissue regenerative technology has resulted in the formation of a biotechnology start-up, Tissue Regeneration Sciences, Inc.

In this position, the postdoc benefits from exposure to all aspects of translational medicine from basic science discoveries to clinical application, including patent law, FDA regulations (pharmacodynamics and toxicology, clinical trials), and product commercialization. The postdoc also continues to explore the basic science mechanisms related to the novel functions of CALR for a variety of clinical indications and applications.

Ongoing studies are focused on mechanisms of action of CALR, activation of intracellular pathways and target genes, and the signaling pathways involved in these novel extracellular functions of CRT, as well as structure/function relationships of the molecule. There are numerous projects to choose from and develop that are wide-open for novel discoveries.

Candidates are required to have a PhD or MD/PhD in biological sciences with experience in cell biology (especially tissue culture and 3D organoid models), molecular biology and biochemistry, and possibly mouse-model work. The candidate should demonstrate the ability to work independently, be creative in experimental design, and have strong analytical skills.

Experimental research includes isolating and treating human primary cells, migration and proliferation assays, enzyme-linked immunoassay (ELISA), immunoprecipitation, immunoblotting, RNA/DNA extraction, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), transfections/transduction/ infection (knock-in/knockout), and RNAseq analyses. Responsibilities of the postdoc include general lab maintenance, keeping records according to a new structured lab protocol, analyzing data, writing manuscripts, presenting at meetings, and mentoring graduate and medical students.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides a highly enriched and interactive basic science environment and special well-renowned young scientist programs for independent growth. Postdocs may present their work at work-in-progress seminars and attend journal clubs. U.S. citizens, candidates with a green card, or current J1 or other visa status are preferred. Please email your curriculum vitae and at least three references to Dr. Gold at leslie.gold@nyulangone.org.

Biology of Hematopoietic Aging—January 19, 2022

The laboratory of Christopher Y. Park, MD, PhD, part of the Department of Pathology and Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, is seeking research fellows interesting in elucidating the molecular mechanisms that regulate hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) aging, as well as the consequences of hematopoietic aging on organismal health and longevity.

Projects include studying the molecular mechanisms governing HSC heterogeneity and function during aging, and the contribution of the aging hematopoietic system to systemic inflammatory diseases in both mouse models and in humans. Such studies are expected to require the generation of numerous types of -omics datasets using both bulk and single-cell approaches and purified fluorescence-activated cell sorted (FACS) populations.

These investigations require extensive use of both in vitro and in vivo transplantation methods to evaluate HSC function and organismal health. Therefore, this position is best-suited for those with experience in hematopoiesis and/or immunology. A strong background in bioinformatics would be beneficial, but is not required.

Candidates should have a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals, excellent time management skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to work on teams. For more information or to apply, please email Dr. Park, at christopher.park@nyulangone.org.

Behavioral Neuroscience—January 19, 2022

NYU Langone’s Department of Psychiatry is seeking a postdoctoral fellow to work under the supervision of Mohammed R. Milad, director of the Behavioral Neuroscience Program.

Our research focus is to understand the neural correlates of conditioned fear within the human brain and to determine the implications for these mechanisms to patients with anxiety and fear-based disorders. Dr. Milad’s team uses state-of-the-art multimodal techniques to gather psychophysiological, behavioral, and neural data from participants, as well as structural and functional neuroimaging (fMRI) data to examine the mechanisms of conditioned fear and extinction memory retention.

We are currently developing therapeutic approaches to ameliorate fear and anxiety, including pharmacological and device-based approaches such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS). Investigators in the Behavioral Neuroscience Program conduct research to understand sex differences and the impact of gonadal hormones on the biology of fear and its extinction.

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

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

Specific responsibilities for the candidate include the following:

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

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

Scalable, Accessible Forms of Behavioral Therapy for Migraine and Related Psychiatric Comorbidities—November 18, 2021

A postdoctoral psychology fellowship is available for the summer of 2022 in the Division of Headache, part of NYU Langone’s Department of 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.

Led by Mia T. Minen, MD, MPH, who is trained and certified in headache medicine, neuropsychiatry, and behavioral neurology, the headache research program at NYU Langone has recruited over 600 people to participate in headache studies. We have published more than 70 papers in journals including Neurology, Headache, Cephalalgia, General Hospital Psychiatry, and Journal of Neurology, and Neurosurgery and Psychiatry.

Researchers from our program 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 will have the exciting opportunity to assist in further development of this research program. We provide close mentorship and support to help postdocs develop a professional career in clinical psychology and clinical research.

Applicants must have a PhD and have completed an internship in clinical or health psychology by the summer of 2021. Applicants must also have a strong background in cognitive behavioral therapy and a research background in related psychology and/or neuroscience with demonstrated interest in this line of research, as exemplified by academic presentations and peer-review publications.

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

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and CV to Dr. Minen’s research coordinator, Alexis George at alexis.george@nyulangone.org, and Dr. Minen at mia.minen@nyulangone.org by February 1, 2022. We are accepting applications on a rolling basis.

Translational Behavioral Medicine—November 18, 2021

The Center for Healthful Behavior Change and the Institute for Excellence in Health Equity at NYU Langone are seeking a postdoctoral fellow with a background and interest in translational behavioral medicine.

The postdoc participates in constantly evolving grant-funded translational behavioral medicine research initiatives and related projects. These projects include evaluating the efficacy of mobile health (mHealth) programs for diabetes management in vulnerable populations, and elucidating the psychosocial factors of behavior change. We are looking for candidates with highly effective interpersonal and communication skills, strong leadership and personnel management skills, exceptional organizational skills, and experience with patient-oriented research.

The postdoc works with other professionals across a variety of disciplines, including general medicine, community medicine, epidemiology, cardiology, and biostatistics. Points of intervention include individual and group work with patients and families, as well as direct collaboration with providers.

The principal duties and responsibilities for this position include the following:

  • understanding each project’s specific aims, program plan, timeline, reporting requirements, budget allocations, key personnel, and partners
  • coordinating the development of training and intervention materials
  • participating in and contributing to the development, implementation, and management of new programs and/or program components, including relevant grant submissions
  • monitoring and evaluating programs and projects using mixed method approaches and making recommendations for improvement
  • coordinating the planning, development, and submission of grant applications
  • developing first drafts of manuscripts, abstracts, and professional presentations in collaboration with the lead faculty author
  • planning and conducting research projects, as well as any needed follow-up activities

We are seeking candidates who can demonstrate evidence of highly effective project management, strong organizational and time management skills, effective interpersonal and communications skills, attention to detail, and comfort with being a team leader as well as a team member.

Applicants must have a doctoral degree preferably in public health, health education, psychology, population health, nursing, social work, or medicine. Other qualifications include experience working in research and knowledge of the fields of healthcare, population health, health education, or psychology. Previous experience in a management position, as well as with the grant application process, institutional review board approvals, and manuscript preparation is required.

For more information or to apply, please email Lu Hu, PhD, at lu.hu@nyulangone.org.

Immunology—November 12, 2021

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Juan J. Lafaille, PhD, part of NYU Langone’s Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine and Department of Pathology.

Work in the laboratory is focused on in vivo models of immune dysfunction, specifically as they relate to allergy, autoimmunity, and obesity. We also focus on the role of brain nonmicroglial macrophages and their role in aging and Alzheimer’s disease. Our experimental models are based upon mouse genetics, and we seek to integrate mouse discovery with human studies.

Prospective candidates should hold a PhD or MD and have a strong background in immunology. The candidate is expected to be highly motivated and able to work independently, and should have experience in animal models of diseases, flow cytometry, and molecular biology.

Applicants should send a CV, a statement of research interests, and three professional references to Dr. Lafaille at juan.lafaille@nyulangone.org.

The Impact of COVID-19 on Children's Health and Education—November 12, 2021

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of Brian D. Elbel, MPH, PhD, part of the Department of Population Health’s Section on Health Choice, Policy, and Evaluation at NYU Langone.

Dr. Elbel’s research uses health economics and policy to understand the role of the environment in shaping chronic conditions. A particular focus of the work is identifying the way social determinants create differences in health outcomes across race and socioeconomic status, particularly among children in New York City’s public school system.

The Elbel Lab has recently received funding for a major research project to examine how disruptions to children’s health, education, and overall wellbeing during the COVID-19 pandemic has created lasting effects on their health, development, and social trajectories, as well as risk for long-term health outcomes.

Our researchers seek to identify how the effects of the pandemic are unevenly distributed among children, particularly with respect to race, ethnicity, and income, and how neighborhood and school characteristics mitigate and exacerbate sustained effects. The research leverages the New York City Student Population Health Registry (SPHR). The SPHR is a uniquely inclusive, longitudinal database of all public school students, created by the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and NYC Department of Education through linking multiple administrative data sources.

The fellow will collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of economists, epidemiologists, physicians, and public health officials to advance the aims of the project and have opportunities to engage in all stages of research, from design through publication and distribution.

The fellow is expected to work 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.

There are ample opportunities for the fellow to attend scientific meetings, present results at professional conferences and to interested city-level stakeholders, develop independent research projects, first-author research articles, and assist in developing grant applications.

Job responsibilities include the following:

  • 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 the scope and selection of advanced econometric and statistical techniques according to study design, including cohort analyses, time series, and difference-in-differences and related techniques
  • clearly communicate the processes used and results achieved to technical and non-technical audiences, as well as 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 for a range of audiences

Minimum qualifications include a PhD in economics, public policy, statistics, biostatistics, public health, sociology or a related quantitative research field. Applicants must have advanced quantitative analytical skills and demonstrated experience running complex analyses, proficiency in at least one programming language, and solid experience working with large data to answer complex questions. Candidates must possess excellent written and oral communication skills; a strong ability to identify, analyze and solve problems; and the ability to manage priorities on multiple projects simultaneously in a self-directed manner.

Interested candidates should send a CV, a cover letter that explains their research experience and interest in this position, and contact information for three references to Courtney Abrams, program director, at courtney.abrams@nyulangone.org. This fellowship begins in summer/fall 2022.