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.
Mindfulness-Based Interventions, Health Psychology, and Behavioral Medicine—October 15, 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 mindfulness-based interventions, health psychology, and/or behavioral medicine. The fellow will work alongside Tanya M. Spruill, PhD, and Amanda J. Shallcross, MPH, ND, as part of the MINDS Research Lab, on National Institutes of Health (NIH)-, Center for Disease Control and Prevention-, and American Heart Association-funded clinical trials.
These trials focus on mindfulness-based interventions for depression and stress in patients with a range of chronic conditions, including migraine, epilepsy, hypertension and heart disease. Other research includes observational studies of the role of psychosocial and behavioral factors (e.g., emotion regulation, sleep) in chronic disease outcomes, and health equity-focused projects that examine the cultural relevance of mindfulness-based interventions for marginalized communities of color.
The postdoctoral fellow will participate in clinical research activities, including developing and implementing research protocols, training and delivery of mindfulness-based interventions, performing data analyses, preparing manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, presenting findings at scientific meetings, and providing research management and support for existing and ongoing studies. The position provides extensive interdisciplinary training and mentoring opportunities, including support for developing and writing funding proposals. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
The core job duties and responsibilities of this fellowship include the following:
- assist with developing and implementing study protocols, including study recruitment, data collection, data management, IRB modifications and protocol changes, supervision of research assistants, and other project management as needed
- write and submit academic manuscripts
- understand each projects specific aims, program plan, timeline, reporting requirements, budget allocations, key personnel, and partners
- manage the planning, conduct, and follow-up activities for research projects
develop first drafts of manuscripts, abstracts, and professional presentations in collaboration with the lead faculty author
- coordinate the planning, development, and submission of grant applications
- monitor and evaluate programs and projects using mixed methods approaches and make recommendations for improvement
- participate in and contribute to the development, implementation and management of new programs and/or program components, including relevant grant submissions
To be considered, candidates must have a doctorate (PhD or similar) in clinical or social/health psychology, public health, or another related discipline; strong quantitative skills, including familiarity with advanced statistical methods in multilevel modeling for longitudinal clinical trial data and complex survey design; multiple peer-reviewed journal articles published or in press, including at least one first-author article; and excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to foster positive and collaborative working relationship with team members and study participants.
Other minimum qualifications include excellent oral and written communication skills, the ability to work independently and develop creative solutions, outstanding organizational skills, and strong work ethic.
Preference will be given to candidates who have demonstrated experience with mindfulness meditation practice and research, especially mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) or mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR); previous experience working on NIH-funded studies; and prior research experience with clinical trials and health equity.
To apply, please submit a cover letter, your CV, a research statement that describes your research interests and goals (one to two pages single-spaced), up to three representative manuscripts (first author preferred), and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Shallcross at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Novel Drivers of Melanoma Progression—October 8, 2021
A postdoctoral position is currently available in the laboratory of Eva M. Hernando-Monge, PhD, part of NYU Langone’s Department of Pathology. The Hernando Laboratory is studying the contributions of nongenetic alterations to the aggressive behavior of melanoma. We have found that melanoma’s metastatic potential results from reactivation of transcriptional programs characteristic of neural crest cells, the melanocyte cell-of-origin and a multipotent and highly migratory cell type.
Our current research focuses on the molecular basis for melanoma’s notorious ability to adapt to the brain microenvironment. Our studies expose novel drivers of melanoma progression, which can become novel prognostic or therapeutic targets (Cancer Cell, 2020; Cancer Cell, 2017; Molecular Cell, 2017).
This postdoc position offers candidates a unique opportunity to work in a stimulating multidisciplinary scientific environment. The Department of Pathology is a vital component of NYU Langone Health and Perlmutter Cancer Center, a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center.
We seek highly motivated, organized, and creative individuals, who are excited to apply cutting-edge molecular techniques to push new boundaries and who are qualified to apply for postdoctoral fellowships. A PhD in molecular or cell biology is required. A strong background in cancer biology and experience in animal models is preferred. The candidate must be able to work independently and contribute to the team. Excellent communication skills in written and oral English are essential.
Interested applicants can send their CV and a letter of intent describing the motivations to apply for the position to Dr. Hernando-Monge at email@example.com.
The laboratory of Aravinda Chakravarti, PhD, at NYU Langone’s Center for Human Genetics and Genomics has recently received funding for a major project to understand the genetic basis of sex differences in autism in collaboration with the laboratories of Evan Eichler, PhD; Huda Zoghbi, MD; and Tom Nowakowski, PhD.
We seek a postdoctoral fellow to analyze whole genome sequence and brain transcriptomic, open chromatin, and sex hormone-dependent gene expression data from patients and reference samples to decipher the sex-specific and sex-independent brain regulatory machinery in autism. We expect candidates to have significant training in human genetics, genomics, computational biology, and/or computer science with a proven ability to conduct independent research as part of a collaborative project. The applicant should have an abiding interest in understanding the genetic mechanisms in complex disease.
To apply, please email Dr. Chakravarti at firstname.lastname@example.org with your resume, publication list, and a one-page narrative of your research interests and accomplishments. Learn more about the Aravinda Chakravarti Lab.
Dermal Immune Response and Immunotherapy—September 27, 2021
The laboratory of Amanda W. Lund, PhD, part of NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Dermatology, has two fully-funded postdoctoral positions for candidates with a background in immunology.
The Lund Lab is composed of an engaged and growing group of graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and professional research staff. Current research topics include the functional contribution of dermal lymphatic zippering and transport to adaptive immunity following cutaneous viral infection, and the mechanisms and long-term consequences (metastasis and/or immunotherapy) of lymphocyte egress from the tumor microenvironment (CD8+ and CD4+).
Postdocs are expected to establish independent research projects, mentor graduate students, and generate high impact publications. Dr. Lund is committed to the long-term professional development of each postdoc and will provide opportunities for career advancement aligned with individual goals.
We seek applicants who are self-motivated, collaborative, and interested in applying innovative techniques and perspectives to understanding the basic underpinnings of dermal immune responses and how we may leverage that information for immunotherapy. Communication is key and all applicants should commit to building clear and effective communication strategies (oral and written) both within and outside the team.
If you are interested in applying, please send a copy of your CV and specific interests to Dr. Lund at email@example.com.
Cancer Immunotherapy—September 20, 2021
Several postdoctoral positions are currently available in the laboratory of Jun Wang, PhD, at NYU Langone. Research in Dr. Wang’s translational cancer immunology lab consists of using complementary approaches that aim to extend the benefits of immunotherapy to cancer patients who do not respond or who develop resistance to anti-PD-1/PD-L1 therapy. These approaches include the discovery of novel mechanisms that enable immune escape and rational design of the tumor microenvironment by therapeutic targeting and protein engineering to restore tumor site-specific immune defects. The Wang Lab is also interested in the potential application of these pathways in human diseases beyond cancers, such as autoimmune diseases.
Dr. Wang is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology and Perlmutter Cancer Center. He finished his postdoc research in Dr. Lieping Chen’s laboratory at the Department of Immunobiology at Yale School of Medicine and has been working on cancer immunology and immunotherapy for over fifteen years. His research interest lies in discovering and understanding novel receptor-ligand pathways with immune-modulatory functions and how to best utilize them as potential targets for immunotherapy of human diseases.
In the past decade, Dr. Wang developed several genome-scale proprietary screening platforms, which have led to valuable industrial partnerships and form the basis of NextCure, Inc. Other notable discoveries include several first-in-class targets, such as Siglec-15 (Nature Medicine, 2019), FGL1/LAG3 (Cell, 2019) and PIK3IP1 (Clinical Cancer Research, 2019), which represent novel tumor immune evasion mechanisms and new approaches for cancer immunotherapy. Phase 2 cancer clinical trials targeting Siglec-15 pathway and several FGL1-guided next-generation anti-LAG3 clinical programs are currently ongoing and under development.
Dr. Wang also examined the mechanisms of antitumor efficacy versus liver toxicity of agonistic anti-CD137 (4-1BB) therapy and provided new insights and target for alleviating liver pathology without the disruption of antitumor immunity (Journal of Immunology, 2010; Oncoimmunology, 2018; Clinical Cancer Research, 2019).
The Wang Lab is using innovative technologies to identify key molecular mechanisms with translational potential for the immunotherapy of cancer, autoimmune diseases, and beyond. Our researchers have several recent publications on topics that include COVID-19 immunopathogenesis and viral infection mechanisms (Journal of Experimental Medicine, 2020; Immunity, 2021; Cell Research; 2019).
Areas of ongoing research include the following:
- discovering novel mechanisms that enable immune escape (especially those beyond tumor-T cell interactions), and the utilization of these pathways for fine-tuning anti-tumor immunity and overcoming anti-PD-1 resistance
- structure-based rational design and protein engineering to develop novel immunotherapies for cancer, autoimmune diseases, and beyond.
- tumor-reactive, polyclonal TCR-based next-generation T cell immunotherapies
We are looking for passionate, highly motivated postdoctoral fellows who are interested in answering key questions in cancer immunology, understanding the basic biology of novel immune regulatory pathways, as well as the translation of research into drug development. Applicants should hold a PhD or equivalent degree in relevant fields.
Candidates with a research background in immunology and cancer biology, structure-function analysis, as well as bioinformatics and computation are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants should email a CV, a cover letter explaining their interest in our research, and contact information for three references to Dr. Wang at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Emergency Medicine and Palliative Care Research—August 9, 2021
The Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine at NYU Langone Health is seeking a fulltime postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Corita R. Grudzen, MD, assistant dean for clinical sciences and deputy director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. Dr. Gruzden’s program of research focuses on understanding and improving the quality of care patients with serious, life-limiting illness receive in the ED setting, with a specific focus on matching goals of care to treatments.
The postdoctoral fellow will work with Dr. Grudzen, who is the vice chair for research in the Department of Emergency Medicine, to lead independent sub-projects related to her research. Topics include a comparative effectiveness trial from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute to examine telephonic, nurse-delivered palliative care as compared to traditional outpatient palliative care for older adult patients discharged from the ED with serious illness, as well as a National Institutes of Health-sponsored pragmatic, cluster-randomized trial to implement primary palliative care in 35 EDs across the United States.
The anticipated start date for this one-year position is September 1, 2021. A second year may be possible through mutual agreement. In addition to leading independent sub-projects related to Dr. Grudzen’s portfolio of research, the postdoctoral fellow will spearhead the manuscript development and submission process, and apply for supplemental funding opportunities while learning and developing their career. Required and preferred qualifications are detailed below. The position is based in New York City.
To be considered, candidates must have a doctoral degree (PhD, DrPh, or equivalent) in biostatistics, informatics, sociology, public health, population health, public policy, health services research, epidemiology, or a related field. Other requirements include the following:
- dedication to research as a mechanism to improve health for marginalized populations
- proficiency with quantitative analysis—including analysis with large datasets such as Medicare Claims data and using statistical software—and appropriate methodologic expertise
- the ability to perform methodologically sound cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses independently
- a track record of community-oriented, collaborative work and research, and the ability to work effectively with diverse interdisciplinary teams
- evidence of strong writing, communication, critical thinking, and problem solving skills
- the drive and demonstrated ability to translate ideas to action and complete projects effectively
Candidates with training and experience with qualitative methods, mixed methods, and/or community- based participatory research (CBPR) methods are preferred, as are those with interest and experience working in emergency medicine and/or palliative care research, and those with a strong history of successfully publishing research in peer-reviewed publications.
The postdoc engages in all elements of research, from design through publication and distribution; collaborates with co-investigators on research; conducts statistical analyses independently; publishes first-authored manuscripts; and distributes research through conference presentations, policy reports, and other outlets. The postdoc also assists with grant applications and will ultimately prepare an application for independent research funding.
Education and Career Development
Our goal is to help develop the next generation of faculty leaders in emergency medicine and palliative care research. NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers excellent opportunities for learning and professional growth.
Direct mentorship will be provided by Dr. Grudzen and the investigative team, including biostatisticians and informaticists. The postdoc will also be matched with other mentors from the Department of Population Health or from other schools across NYU that relate to their research projects and interests. Weekly seminars on a variety of relevant topics are also offered through the Department of Population Health. While mentors provide guidance and sponsorship, the postdoc is expected to be proactive in taking advantage of available opportunities for education and professional development.
This program offers an exceedingly rich environment for education and career development, with opportunities for collaboration and learning, not only within the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, but also at many other NYU schools and institutes including the NYU Furman Center, the NYU Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, NYU Silver School of Social Work, NYU College of Global Public Health, and NYU Center for Urban Science and Progress.
Salary and Benefits
The annual postdoctoral stipend is $60,000–$65,000, depending on experience. The postdoc receives additional financial support to attend professional conferences. NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers excellent benefits, including healthcare and below-market rate NYU Langone Housing (dependent on availability).
How to Apply
To apply, qualified candidates should send a curriculum vitae (CV); a cover letter that describes their interest in the position, relevant experience, and career goals; and at least one academic writing sample (e.g., a published or unpublished manuscript).
Please send all application materials and any questions to Ada Modrek, MPA, at email@example.com. We will consider applications and offer interviews on a rolling basis.
Human Intracranial Physiology—July 21, 2021
A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Department of Neurology at NYU Langone to conduct intracranial recording and stimulation research (ECoG) that involves studying the perception and production of speech. Fellows have the opportunity to develop cognitive paradigms, analytical approaches, and conduct experiments with patients undergoing neurosurgery, including acquiring neural signals directly from the cortex (surface, depth, and micro).
Postdocs benefit from the rich resources available through NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s neuroscience community and collaborate closely with a team of leading neuroscientists and clinicians. A PhD in a related field, such as neuroscience, psychology, or biomedical engineering, is required. To apply, send your CV to Adeen Flinker, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Novel Inflammatory Responses in the Development of Aortic Aneurysm—July 12, 2021
We are seeking applications from strong, highly motivated candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship position in the laboratory of Bhama Ramkhelawon, PhD, at NYU Langone. Our lab is focused at investigating the cellular and molecular immuno-mechanisms underlying aortic aneurysms. We are expanding our team and looking for a postdoctoral fellow to investigate novel inflammatory responses that contribute to aneurysm development and rupture.
This position is an excellent and exciting opportunity to collaborate and work with clinicians and basic scientists using state-of-the-art technologies in vascular biology. Job responsibilities include the following:
- generate hypotheses and design and perform experiments to test them
- independtly execute multiple experiments simultaneously over time
- record, analyze, and interpret all experimental findings in a laboratory notebook
- based on results, independently suggest and test modifications to protocols
- prepare figures and diagrams for presentations and publications
- communicate results and collaborate with other professionals in the lab
- demonstrate intellectual input into the design of the project
- present findings at lab meetings, respond to challenges, and participate in exchanges of ideas to advance the science
- read and understand relevant scientific literature
- excellent written and verbal communication
- manage day to day lab operations
To qualify you must have a PhD in biological sciences or an MD and experience in immuno-biology. Previous lab experience in flow cytometry, single-cell RNA sequencing, and mice microsurgery skills, as well as a strong background in cardiovascular biology is preferred.
Please send your resume and a brief introduction to Dr. Rhamkhelwon at email@example.com.
Behavioral Neuroscience—July 9, 2021
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Investigating How Molecules Expressed in Prostate Stem Cells Regulate the Progression of Prostate Tumors from Indolent to Aggressive States—July 6, 2021
A postdoctoral position is available in NYU Langone’s Department of Cell Biology. This is a research position in the laboratory of Elaine L. Wilson, PhD, with a focus on investigating the mechanisms by which prostate stem cells undergo malignant transformation to prostate cancer cells and the manner by which indolent prostate cancer progresses to aggressive androgen-independent prostate cancer. Our current research is directed at identifying molecules that are enriched in the stem cell population and determining their function in both normal and transformed prostate stem cells. We have recently identified a number of molecules, including KLF4, that regulate both stem cell function and malignant transformation. In addition, we have identified a biomarker signature that predicts those patients with indolent prostate cancer and a prolonged relapse-free survival, indicating the translational relevance of our research endeavors. We provide excellent mentorship including guidance in scientific thinking, writing, and speaking, as well as career development.
Applicants must be motivated and passionate about scientific research and work efficiently and collaboratively. Those who have previous research experience and peer-reviewed publications are preferred. 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 positively valued. Candidates with skills in genetic techniques like CRISPR are preferred. We welcome applications from both recent PhD recipients and individuals seeking additional postdoctoral training.
To apply, please submit a detailed CV with a description of previous research experience and contact information for three references to Dr. Wilson at email@example.com. Please include the email address and telephone number of each reference and explain your relationship.
CTCF Mutations in Cancer—June 29, 2021
The laboratory of Jane Skok, PhD, at NYU Langone’s Department of Pathology, is looking for a wet lab postdoc to work on analyzing the impact of CTCF mutations that have been identified in cancer on chromosome architecture and gene regulation. Candidates should have a background in chromatin biology and preferentially experience in chromosome conformation capture (3C), CRISPR, as well as next generation sequencing techniques, including chromatin immunoprecipitation sequencing (ChIP-seq), RNA sequencing (RNA-seq), and assay for transposase-accessible chromatin with sequencing (ATAC-seq).
The postdoc is expected to establish independent research projects and to generate high impact publications, which should provide the fellow with an excellent opportunity for further career development in academia or pharmaceutical companies.
To be considered, please submit a CV, cover letter, and names of three references to Dr. Skok at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skeletal Stem Cell Biology and Aging—June 23, 2021
The Leucht Laboratory, part of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Department of Cell Biology at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, is looking for an exceptional postdoctoral fellow in the area of skeletal stem cell aging, who specializes in stem cell research, aging, or regenerative medicine.
The postdoc will perform research on mechanisms that regulate skeletal stem cell fate decisions and how they affect the aging skeleton during homeostasis and repair. We expect to identify potential drug targets to be translated into clinical trials within our clinical research program. Our lab is seeking a motivated and talented scientist who will contribute to discovery and translational research. Specific responsibilities include the following:
- cell-based and molecular biology research
- tissue culture, phenotypes, proliferation, and differentiation assays
- flow cytometry analyses and RNA/DNA analyses, including ChIP-sequencing and RNA-sequencing, transduction/transfections/infection, RNA/DNA extractions, PCR, immune–histochemistry, immunoprecipitations, and immunoblotting
- general lab organization and ordering, as well as lab safety issues
- preclinical studies of bone fracture repair in mouse models
- maintaining accurate records, writing reports, and preparing and giving presentations
The postdoc must have a PhD in biological sciences and a strong background in stem cell biology, molecular biology and cell biology. Other requirements include excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to perform both self-directed and guided research and effectively work as part of an interdisciplinary team of scientists. The postdoc will be affiliated with the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.
Interested individuals should send a curriculum vitae, and the names and phone numbers of three people who can provide letters of reference to Philipp Leucht, MD, PhD, at email@example.com.
Tissue Regeneration and Translational Medicine—June 22, 2021
An immediate postdoctoral position with a focus on tissue regeneration and translational medicine is available in the laboratory of Leslie I. Gold, PhD. The candidate will conduct basic science research in NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine (Division of Translational Medicine) and Department of Pathology and have an opportunity to work with Tissue Regeneration Sciences, a biotech startup. This position is an excellent and exciting opportunity to gain exposure to all aspects of translational medicine (patent law, formulation, pharmacodynamics and toxicology, clinical trials, and FDA regulations), while continuing to explore the basic science mechanisms related to the novel functions of calreticulin for a variety of clinical applications.
Our laboratory discovered that the calcium-binding endoplasmic reticulum chaperone protein, calreticulin (CRT), has profound positive biological effects on tissue regeneration, creating an exciting new research field that extends into skin/wound and ophthalmic regeneration, and epidermal (hair follicle neogenesis). Ongoing studies are focused on understanding the mechanisms and pathways involved in these novel extracellular functions of CRT as well as structure and function relationships of the molecule.
We prefer candidates who demonstrate the ability to be creative and highly motivated, can work independently, and have a strong background in tissue culture, cell biology, and general molecular biology and biochemical techniques, including migration assays. NYU Langone provides a highly enriched and interactive basic science environment and well-renowned young scientist programs for independent growth. This position is limited to U.S. citizens or candidates with a green card, current J-1 visa, or other visa. Please send your CV and at least three references to Dr. Gold at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Neural Circuits in Alzheimer’s Disease—June 11, 2021
A National Institutes of Health-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Arjun V. Masurkar, MD, PhD, part of the Center for Cognitive Neurology in NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Department of Neurology. The postdoctoral fellow will study the pathophysiology of memory deficits in Alzheimer’s disease as part of a multidisciplinary team. The position is funded by an RF1 grant from the National Institute on Aging.
The postdoc will learn to combine cutting-edge techniques (in vitro electrophysiology, in vivo microendoscopic calcium imaging, optogenetics, and behavior) to study memory circuit dysfunction in animal models of Alzheimer’s disease. This is part of a larger research project that aims to understand the differential vulnerability of hippocampal subcircuits to amyloid and tau pathology, from molecular to behavioral levels.
The overarching goal of Dr. Masurkar’s research is to improve the detection, tracking, and treatment of early Alzheimer’s disease by studying the mechanisms of early symptoms via a “bench-to-bedside” approach. This is an outstanding opportunity to work independently on a high impact, state-of-the-art project in a stimulating, translational research environment.
Candidates must possess the following qualifications:
- PhD or equivalent in neuroscience or a related field
- experience with in vitro electrophysiology, in vivo imaging/electrophysiology, and/or behavior is desired but there are opportunities for training for otherwise exceptional candidates
- independent conduct and development of research projects
- excellent scientific productivity evidenced by publication record
- excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Applicants should send a CV, a cover letter with a statement that includes research goals and the candidate’s date of availability, and contact information for three references to Dr. Masurkar at email@example.com.
Protein Folding Disorders—June 3, 2021
Several full-time postdoctoral research positions are currently available in the laboratory of Jorge A. Ghiso, PhD, part of NYU Langone’s Department of Pathology. The team has a long-standing interest and research experience in the molecular basis of disorders of protein folding, with particular emphasis in cerebral amyloidosis, Alzheimer’s disease, and related neurodegenerative disorders.
The postdoctoral fellow will be involved in one of the following National Institutes of Health (NIH)-sponsored translational projects:
- assessment and pharmacologic in vitro and in vivo modulation of the molecular mechanisms by which abnormal protein conformations affect the cellular pathways regulating the homeostatic and metabolic integrity of brain cells
- translation approaches for the modulation of brain clearance mechanisms of the heterogeneous amyloid species that populate human interstitial and cerebrospinal fluids as well as parenchymal and cerebrovascular deposits in Alzheimer’s disease, utilizing transgenic mouse models to understand their pathophysiological impact in disease progression
Highly motivated, organized, and creative individuals with good communication skills and the ability to work independently are encouraged to apply. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD in life sciences or related fields with strong background in proteomics/genomics and experience in cell culture and animal handling.
Interested applicants should send their CV, a letter of intent describing their motivations to apply, and contact information for professional references to Dr. Ghiso at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Molecular Epidemiology of Cancer Health Disparities—May 25, 2021
The Department of Population Health and Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health are seeking applications from strong candidates for a postdoctoral fellowship position in cancer epidemiology. The postdoctoral fellow will work with faculty on multiple National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded, large-scale, molecular epidemiological studies. These projects involve examining racial disparities in cancer, with a focus 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 postdoc works with a highly collaborative multidisciplinary research team to perform cutting edge analyses, implement novel statistical methodology, incorporate functional microbiome information, and publish research findings. Opportunities also exist for experience in grant writing and study management, as well as contributing to other manuscripts as a co-author. Our institution provides a strongly supportive academic and multidisciplinary research environment, and the fellow will be able to take full advantage of 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.
If you are interested in applying, please attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three professional references. Please address inquiries to principal investigators Jiyoung Ahn, PhD, at email@example.com, or Richard B. Hayes, DDS, MPH, PhD, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Vascular Biology, Immunology, and Inflammation in Relation to Atherosclerosis—May 24, 2021
The laboratory of Chiara Giannarelli, MD, PhD, associate professor of cardiology and pathology, at NYU Langone’s Department of Medicine, has openings for talented recent graduates of PhD programs in areas related to atherosclerosis, including vascular biology, immunology, and inflammation.
Atherosclerosis is the underlying cause of heart disease. Our lab has pioneered single-cell studies on the immune landscape in atherosclerotic lesions in the arteries of patients. This work has led to the discovery of immune alterations of T cells associated with stroke and has resulted in publications that rank in the top 1% of citations in the field.
The Giannarelli Lab is part of the recently established Cardiovascular Research Center in the Leon H. Charney Division of Cardiology at NYU Langone, which is nationally recognized as one of the finest medical research institutions in the United States. Collaborations with other outstanding investigators at NYU Langone are an integral part of our research projects and expand the training depth that the successful applicant experiences.
Our postdocs work with mouse and cell culture models and CRISPR screens. The work includes single-cell RNA sequencing, CyTOF, and in situ single-cell analyses, and involves collaborating with other lab members and outside laboratories. Independence will be encouraged as the postdoc gains experience. In consultation with Dr. Giannarelli, fellows design experiments, carry them out, interpret the results, present findings at lab meetings, and prepare written summaries of the research for presentations and publication.
To apply, please send your CV, research experience, and contact information for professional references to Dr. Giannarelli at email@example.com.
PrMEIR Postdoctoral Researcher—April 27, 2021
The Program for Medical Education Innovations and Research (PrMEIR) in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation seeks a full-time post-doctoral researcher to be an essential member of its team. PrMEIR is dedicated to advancing medical education scholarship and instituting best practices for patient-centered, evidence-based medical education. Its mission is to support the development of research and practice that strengthen the links between a physician’s training and patient health and wellbeing. More specifically, PrMEIR aims to do the following:
- transform medical education by ensuring a steady pipeline of medical educators who are ready, willing, and committed to studying best practices in medical education
- educate future medical education researchers in effective educational strategies including performance-based assessments and simulation that links to patient outcomes
- provide a rich community of diverse stakeholders to ensure that medical education researchers that have a deep understanding of the medical education landscape
In order to do this, PrMEIR is offering a one-year postdoc position for a scholar who has obtained a doctoral degree in educational research, psychology, measurement, or a related field, and who is interested in additional research opportunities.
Areas of interest include the following:
- educational measurement and psychometrics
- natural language processing
- cognitive psychology
- learning theory
- large-scale assessments
Research expertise: In assessing research expertise, research scope, quality, depth, and breadth will be the prime consideration. Furthermore, we are also interested in someone with the capacity to interact and collaborate with other research faculty. Particular importance will be given to research within latent variable modeling, including structural equation modeling, item response theory, multilevel modeling, and mixed methods modeling.
Duties: The position includes research in psychometric modeling, data management and analysis, working as an integral member of a team of researchers, advising on measurement issues, and contributing to scholarly outputs.
Period of Employment: The position as a postdoctoral researcher is available initially for one academic year, 2021–2022. An extension for a second year is contingent on availability of funding.
Eligibility: To be eligible for appointment as a postdoctoral researcher, the applicant must hold a doctoral degree or possess the equivalent research expertise. Priority will be given to applicants who have obtained their doctoral degree or achieved equivalent competence. Strong organization, communication and writing skills are essential.
To apply, please send your resume and writing sample to Naya Jerome at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Optical Imaging Technologies for the Brain and Eye—April 27, 2021
Postdoctoral research positions are open for candidates interested in creating and developing the next generation of optical imaging technologies for the brain and eye. Applicants with a background, expertise, and interests in one or more of the following areas — biomedical optics and light-tissue interaction, medical signal and image processing, machine learning, fiber optics–photonics, diffuse optics, and microscopy — will be considered. Our group is NIH-funded and based in the Tech4Health Institute at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. View recent articles in Light: Science & Applications and Nature Communications about our work. See a full list of articles about our work.
Qualifications: The candidate must have a PhD in electrical engineering, biomedical engineering, physics, applied physics, or other relevant discipline. The candidate must also have demonstrated a strong background in one of the above areas as evidenced by publication of papers in peer-reviewed journals. Additionally, the candidate must be able to work both independently and as part of an interdisciplinary team. Candidates with broad expertise in programming–simulation, experimental optics, and biology–medicine are preferred. Interested applicants should submit the following materials in PDF format to email@example.com: updated curriculum vitae, contact information for three references, and copies of three publications from previous research on which the applicant has made a primary contribution.
Tumor Suppressive Organelles and Stem Cell Differentiation—April 21, 2021
The laboratory of Brian D. Dynlacht, PhD, at NYU Langone Health’s Department of Pathology, is continuing work on two exciting research projects and has immediate openings for postdoctoral fellows on both projects.
Primary Cilia as Tumor Suppressive Organelles
The Dynlacht Laboratory focuses on understanding the molecular controls that promote ciliogenesis, which plays a pivotal role in cell cycle progression and mitosis. The cilium is an important signaling organelle that plays a key role in regulating cell growth and differentiation, and the presence of primary cilium is associated with quiescence and differentiation. Defects in this structure are associated with many human developmental diseases and cancer. Yet the switching mechanisms that convert centrosomes to a primary cilium from which it is derived are not known.
We are interested in how primary cilia are normally assembled, what suppresses their formation in growing cells, and how these controls are subverted in pancreas and human breast cancers. We have performed genome-wide screens to uncover genes that, when over expressed, cause loss of cilia. Our team is now taking cell biological approaches toward uncovering the mechanisms that underly the function of these genes with the hope of developing novel therapeutic strategies to suppress aberrant proliferation in cancer cells. For this project, a strong interest and experience in cell biological methods and molecular biology is preferred.
Epigenetic Control of Stem Cell Differentiation
We use a combination of biochemical, genomic, and computational methods to dissect the epigenetic controls that govern cell cycle progression and mammalian differentiation. Using muscle differentiation as a model, we are attempting to unravel mechanisms that underlie the transition between growth and terminal differentiation. Using stem cells as muscle precursors, we are also attempting to reveal the epigenetic controls that determine whether a cell will adopt one mesodermal fate versus another. We are also exploring the topological changes in the three dimensional landscape of muscle stem cells by examining how interactions between genomic regions are rewired during differentiation into muscle cells.
The Dynlacht Lab has been committed to understanding the role of chromatin and gene expression in cell proliferation and differentiation using stem cell and breast cancer models for more than 20 years. Toward this effort, we are seeking candidates experienced in molecular biology to develop novel approaches and technologies for analyzing protein–chromatin interactions and epigenetic control of differentiation. Expertise with chromatin, gene expression, or transcription is preferred but not essential. The ideal candidate will help develop state-of-the-art and cutting-edge approaches toward understanding the role of protein interactions in assembly and activation of regulatory elements and gene activation and repression.
For an example of the research we perform in the lab, applicants are encouraged to read our latest paper on the topic, Zhang et al., 2020, Nat Commun. We are most interested in employing a combination of molecular biology, biochemistry, and computational methods to understand how chromatin topology is regulated in muscle stem cells.
For this project, candidates must have a PhD in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field and a strong interest in gene expression, chromatin, or both. Experience with computational methods, bioinformatics, and computer languages (e.g., Python, R) is a plus, as we seek to employ cutting-edge genomics and computational approaches. Highly interactive researchers are encouraged to apply.
If you are interested in either of these projects, please send a CV and a description of your interests to Dr. Dynlacht at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Humoral Responses in Immunology—April 15, 2021
Humoral responses are a core aspect of the immune response to infections and vaccines, yet we lack robust strategies to predict and precisely manipulate the antibody response. A postdoctoral fellowship is open in the laboratory of Ramin Herati, MD, part of NYU Langone Health’s Vaccine Center, to study human immune responses to immunological stimuli. Our work specifically focuses on the interactions of T follicular helper (Tfh) CD4 cells and B cells and the effects of these interactions on the antibody response.
Because we know that Tfh cells direct B cell responses in germinal centers, we hypothesize that a better understanding of the interaction between these cells may create opportunities to shape and manipulate humoral responses.
Our long-term goal is to understand humoral responses in different immunological contexts, including in the settings of infection, vaccines, cancer immunotherapy, and autoimmunity. The more that we understand about the interaction of Tfh and B cells, the better equipped we are to gain insight into these processes and identify opportunities to shape antibody responses. Researchers in our lab use a combination of approaches to study these interactions at the cellular and molecular levels. We hope to devise strategies that allow fine-grained control over antibody responses.
The postdoc will work on studies that are data-intensive and focused on human immune responses. Competitive candidates have a doctoral degree and a background in immunology, including substantial experience with flow cytometry, RNA sequencing, and data science. Passion, enthusiasm, and great communication skills are essential.
To apply, please send your CV, research experience, and contact information for professional references to Dr. Herati at email@example.com.
Immune Checkpoint Inhibition Therapies and Molecular Cancer Biology—April 14, 2021
A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the laboratory of Tomas Kirchhoff, PhD, at NYU Langone Health’s Perlmutter Cancer Center. We are a dynamic lab that studies host immunity in relation to the efficacy and toxicity of immune checkpoint inhibition (ICI) therapy. We use state-of-the art “-omics” approaches in large patient populations, in various immuno-oncology clinical trial settings and beyond.
Our work is positioned in a multidisciplinary environment that combines oncology, clinical trials, cancer genetics/immunology, and molecular cancer biology. The focus of this postdoc is the “multi-omics” investigation of large patient populations with the goal of discovering novel biomarkers of ICI outcomes that could potentially lead to actionable targets for improved ICI therapies for melanoma and other cancers. Successful candidates will be self-motivated and work well in a group environment.
Postdoc responsibilities include genomic data analysis from whole-genome sequencing, RNA-sequencing, epigenome-based next generation sequencing (ATAC-seq, CHIP-seq, Methylation-seq, etc.); high-throughput genotyping (SNP arrays, etc.); bioinformatics tool development; and manuscript and grant application preparation.
Candidates must have the following qualifications:
- a PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, biostatistics, genetics, or a related field
- extensive programming experience
- prior experience with large next generation sequencing (NGS) “omics” platforms
- knowledge of genomics and statistics
- good presentation skills
We prefer candidates who have experience in cancer genome analyses, data extraction from public databases, cancer biology, manuscript writing, and algorithm design. To apply, please send your CV to Dr. Kirchhoff at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pancreatic Cancer Detection, Etiology, and Treatment—April 9, 2021
The laboratory of Diane M. Simeone, MD, at NYU Langone is looking to hire a postdoctoral fellow with a strong background in the fields of molecular biology, cell biology, cancer biology, or immunology. Dr. Simeone is an internationally renowned physician–scientist and the director of NYU Langone’s Pancreatic Cancer Center.
The Simeone Pancreatic Cancer Research Laboratory 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 a postdoc 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 is 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 that includes a description of previous research experience, and contact information for three references (email addresses and telephone numbers) to Jennifer Chun Kim at email@example.com. We will begin considering submitted applications immediately and continue until the position is filled.
About the Simeone Lab
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma is a highly fatal malignancy that is projected to become the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the Unites States by 2030. The disease is characterized by delayed onset of symptoms, early metastasis, and frequent occurrence of resistance to clinically administered therapies.
The overarching goal of the Simeone Laboratory 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.
Medical Ethics—April 1, 2021
Core qualifications include an excellent record of quality scholarship in research ethics and regulatory science, epidemiology, or clinical trial design, conduct, and analysis. Applicants must have a PhD, JD, or MD; a publication history; empirical research skills; and training in introductory-level data analysis methods. Familiarity with writing grant proposals is desirable, as is experience with institutional review board submissions. Candidates must be willing to work in a highly interdisciplinary environment.
This fellowship includes significant protected time to pursue research. Fellows are expected to engage in the following activities:
- mentor students on projects and research
- work on issues raised by the collection and use of real-world evidence from expanded access to unapproved drugs, vaccines, and other types of investigational agents
- work on issues related to the ethical and regulatory oversight of clinical trials,
- publish at least one scholarly article per year
- assist with the operations of the NYU Grossman School of Medicine Working Group on Compassionate Use and Preapproval Access (CUPA) and its Ethics of Real World Evidence project
- collaborate with other population health faculty
- participate in ethics teaching, as needed
The postdoctoral fellow reports directly to the director of the Division of Medical Ethics. The term of the fellowship is one year, but the position may be renewed for a second year. We offer a competitive stipend and benefits. We encourage candidates to apply who will contribute to the diversity of the NYU Langone Health community and who support our commitment to diversity and inclusion.
Applicants should email their cover letter, CV, and three letters of reference to Jessica Wico at firstname.lastname@example.org with “NYUSOM Search PostDoc” as the subject line. We are accepting applications until the position is filled.