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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.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Healthcare Workforce—August 11, 2022

NYU Langone’s Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking a fulltime postdoctoral fellow to assist Dowin H. Boatright, MD, vice chair for research in the department, with his National Institutes of Health- and foundation-funded work. Dr. Boatright’s research focuses on the impact of bias and discrimination on health, healthcare, and medical education and seeks to identify evidence-based interventions to improve diversity in the healthcare workforce.

The postdoctoral fellow is expected to lead independent subprojects related to these research areas, including an National Institute of General Medical Sciences-funded study to identify evidence-based interventions that increase the diversity of MD­–PhD matriculants in the United States and a Macy Foundation study to develop a tool to measure the climate of equity and inclusion across medical schools nationally.

The postdoc will engage in all elements of research from design through dissemination. They collaborate with coinvestigators on research, conduct independent statistical analyses, publish first-authored manuscripts, produce policy reports, and present research at conferences and to other outlets. They also assist with grant applications and, ultimately, prepare an application for independent research funding.

Education and Career Development

The goal of the postdoc program is to help develop the next generation of faculty leaders who conduct research on emergency medicine, health equity, and diversity in medicine. The NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers excellent opportunities for learning and professional growth.

Postdocs receive direct mentorship from Dr. Boatright and the investigative team, including biostatisticians and experts in qualitative methods, as well as other mentors from the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine or from other schools across NYU as appropriate for their research projects and interests. Weekly seminars on a variety of relevant topics are also offered through the Department of Population Health. Although mentors provide guidance and sponsorship, it is also expected that the postdoc be proactive in taking advantage of available opportunities for education and professional development.

NYU 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, centers, and colleges including the NYU Furman Center for Real Estate and Public Policy, 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.

Fellowship Qualifications

Applicants are required to have the following qualifications:

  • a doctoral degree (PhD, DrPh, or equivalent) in biostatistics, sociology, public health, population health, public policy, health services research, epidemiology, 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 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 ability to work effectively with diverse, interdisciplinary teams
  • evidence of strong writing and communication skills
  • be a critical thinker and problem solver with the drive and demonstrated ability to translate ideas to action and complete projects effectively

Training and experience with advanced quantitative methods, mixed methods, and/or community- based participatory research (CBPR) methods is preferred, as is a strong history of successfully disseminating research findings via peer reviewed publications. Individuals from racial and/or ethnic groups that are underrepresented in medicine are encouraged to apply.

How to Apply

This one-year postdoctoral fellowship has an anticipated start date of September 1, 2022 (a second-year may be possible through mutual agreement). Qualified candidates should send the following materials to be considered for the position:

  • 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)

We consider applications and offer candidates interviews on a rolling basis. Please send all application materials and any questions to Carolina Becerra, CRA, at carolina.becerra@nyulangone.org.

Homelessness and Substance Use—July 25, 2022

NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow to contribute to a new National Institutes of Health-funded study that will examine health outcomes of a large-scale intervention for people experience homelessness.

The fellowship is a two-year position under the mentorship of study primary investigator Kelly M. Doran, MD, an emergency physician whose research sits at the intersection of health and housing. The fellow is expected to start as soon as possible.

The ideal candidate is passionate about using research as a mechanism to improve health for people experiencing homelessness and holds a doctoral degree in epidemiology, sociology, public health, population health, urban science, public policy, or a related field. The position is based in New York City.

The study, Crisis Response, Durable Lessons: A Mixed Methods Examination of a Large-Scale Hoteling Intervention for People Experiencing Homelessness in NYC During the COVID-19 Pandemic, is a community-partnered, mixed methods research study to examine substance use and related health impacts of a large-scale initiative to place over 9,000 houseless New Yorkers into commercial hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic. The study uses in-depth interviews with shelter staff and clients to examine how substance use behaviors and treatment access changed for people who were placed into hotels during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The study also uses data that links services for people experiencing homelessness and Medicaid data to examine the health-related effects of hotel placement compared to remaining in a shelter and provides a national environmental scan to examine best practices and inform future efforts.

The study research team includes investigators from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine, NYU Wagner School of Public Service, NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, the NYC Department of Homeless Services, and Project Renewal, Inc., a nonprofit homeless services provider in New York City.

The investigators work together with a Stakeholder Advisory Board that includes individuals who have lived experiences of homelessness. The study hopes to identify challenges, assets, and innovations with durable lessons for the future that are critical, not only to prepare for future pandemics, but also to inform future programs and policies to better respond to the overlapping crises of housing insecurity and substance use disorder.

The postdoctoral fellow engages in all elements of research, from design through distribution, in collaboration with community and academic partners. Exact roles on the research project depend on the postdoctoral fellow’s interests and skills and the stage of the research. It is anticipated that the postdoc will 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 publicize research through conference presentations, policy reports, and other outlets. The fellow meets regularly and works closely with Dr. Doran, as well as other study co-investigators, study staff, and the Stakeholder Advisory Board.

The fellow may also have the opportunity to get involved with other related research projects of Dr. Doran’s, including a project examining the implementation of overdose prevention practices in permanent supportive housing. Fellows have the opportunity to pursue independent research projects related to housing insecurity and health, as well as to ultimately prepare an application for independent research funding (e.g., NIH K01 or similar).

Education and Career Development

The goal of the fellowship is to help develop the next generation of faculty leaders in research at the intersection of health and housing. The education and career development of the postdoctoral fellow will be enhanced by an affiliation with the Health x Housing Lab in the Department of Population Health at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. The Health x Housing Lab serves as a trusted broker of evidence-based information and guidance for initiatives, practice, and policy sitting at the intersection of health and housing.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers excellent opportunities for postdoctoral fellow learning and professional growth including multiple seminars each week on research methods and topics in population health, individualized development plans, and professional development workshops and networking/social opportunities. Fellows also have the opportunity to interact with other investigators from NYU Grossman School of Medicine and from other schools across NYU. While mentors provide guidance and sponsorship, it is also expected that the fellow be proactive in taking advantage of available opportunities for education and professional development.

Fellowship Qualifications

Required qualifications include the following:

  • a 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 (including the ability to perform methodologically sound cross-sectional and longitudinal analyses independently)
  • an understanding of qualitative research methods
  • a track record of community-oriented, collaborative work and research, and ability to work effectively with diverse, interdisciplinary teams
  • an understanding of and commitment to racial equity and housing justice
  • evidence of strong writing and communication skills
  • be a critical thinker and problem solver with the drive and demonstrated ability to translate ideas to action and complete projects effectively.
  • be highly motivated, self-driven, organized, and reliable
  • have a strong foundation of knowledge regarding housing, homelessness, and substance use

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 (CBPR) methods are preferred, as well as experience with program and policy evaluation, relevant experience from outside academia, and research dissemination skills (e.g., the ability to use Twitter and/or other social media, website management, writing for popular media, podcasting).

How to Apply

Qualified candidates should send a CV; a cover letter describing their interest in the position, relevant experience, and career goals; at least one academic writing sample (e.g., a published or unpublished manuscript); and contact information for three references who can speak about your research capacity and other relevant qualifications. Please include a name, phone number, email, and relationship for each reference.

We will consider applications and offer candidates interviews as applications are received. Please send all materials to Dr. Doran at kelly.doran@nyulangone.org.

Urban Health and Social Determinants—July 25, 2022

Two postdoctoral fellowship positions are open in NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health to work on health equity-focused research and advancing policy impact with investigators who are leading the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation-funded City Health Dashboard and the soon-to-launch Congressional District Health Dashboard.

Applicants should have a doctorate in a relevant field, such as epidemiology, health policy, social/behavioral health, public policy, or an equivalent degree and have excellent qualifications in, and demonstrated commitment to, health equity and team-based translational research. We are interested in candidates with the following background:

  • experience working with large administrative data sources, performing multi-level analyses using small area neighborhood data, and familiarity with causal inference methods for observational research
  • experience in conducting original policy research and analysis to inform population health and health equity issues, and synthesizing health policy issues to different audiences in order to impact policy and practice

Applicants should have strong writing skills and experience with literature synthesis. We offer a robust environment for postdoctoral fellows that includes dedicated mentorship, joint training activities, and resources to travel and present at conferences.

The focus of the fellowship is on conducting mentored, applied research within a dynamic team that is dedicated to delivering impactful, spatially granular, and novel data to policymakers to inform decision making. The wealth of data amassed and our portfolio of engagement activities with policymakers offers tremendous opportunities for innovative scholarship at the interface between research and action. Our investigators, a diverse group of epidemiologists, geographers, physician researchers, and urban policy researchers, seek approaches to actualize the promise of “big data” to generate nimble and actionable information for municipal and federal policymakers, congressional staff, and local communities.

We work with a large amount of data spanning locations across the United States and also parsed to boundaries for more than 900 cities, with many metrics available at the census tract level. We place particular focus on measures of the physical, social, and economic environment that pertain to health and health equity, as well as small-area measures of racial equity. Opportunities exist to link area-level data to large individual-level data sources, as well as to engage policymaker end-users to identify their needs and partner on research. Emphasis will be placed on identifying policy-relevant research questions.

Fellows participate in ongoing research and translational projects and lead studies of their own, with mentoring from Marc Gourevitch, MD, MPH, Lorna Thorpe, MPH, PhD, Neil Kleiman, and others. Examples of opportunities include participating in or leading studies on the relationship between typologies of cities and health outcomes, examining health effects of redlining and racial residential segregation, or assessing the impacts of novel neighborhood-level measures of economic security or air pollution on health. The fellow will also have the opportunity to develop grant proposals.

Professional Environment

Faculty members in the Department of Population Health conduct cutting-edge work to study the effects of municipal policies and modifiable community determinants on health, measuring social determinants of health, and the use of electronic health records for population estimation. Outstanding training opportunities for multidisciplinary research are available in the department, which has many divisions including in epidemiology, biostatistics, healthcare delivery science, medical ethics, health and behavior, and comparative effectiveness and decision science.

Fellows have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues engaged in the City Health Dashboard project, an initiative to bring measures of health and social drivers to policymakers in cities of all sizes. State-of-the-art research resources are available.

To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references to Gabriella Macias, administrative coordinator, at gabriella.macias@nyulangone.org.

T32 Training Program in Environmental Health—July 12, 2022

NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s T32 Training Program in Environmental Health, which is funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, has two postdoctoral fellowship openings.

We are seeking postdocs who are interested in pursuing one of three academic research areas: molecular toxicology and carcinogenesis, inhalation toxicology, or air pollution. Specific areas of research include epigenetics and systems biology, transcription, cell cycle, cell signaling, air pollution epidemiology, and exposure assessment. The ability to examine adverse effects of chemical exposure in animal models, humans, and cell lines provides trainees with the opportunity to develop an integrated mechanistic and translational evaluation of pollutant action. Interdisciplinary collaboration is encouraged for postdoc research projects, so that trainees can gain maximum experience in several aspects of toxicology.

Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree and a strong background in the desired area of research. The position is available starting July 31, 2022. Successful candidates will be offered a competitive salary, commensurate with years of experience and starting at the National Institutes of Health-recommended level.

Please note that these positions are open to U.S. citizens or permanent residents only. To apply, submit a full CV and a brief research interest statement (one page) to Suresh Cuddapah, PhD, at suresh.cuddapah@nyulangone.org or Terry Gordon, PhD, at terry.gordon@nyulangone.org.

Life Sciences, Cancer Research, Genomics, Chromosome architecture, Gene regulation, Molecular Biology, Bioengineer—July 12, 2022

The laboratory of Jane Skok, PhD, is looking for wet lab postdocs to work on analyzing the impact of cancer-associated mutant architectural proteins and treatment resistance on chromosome architecture and gene regulation. Candidates should have a background of chromatin biology and preferentially experience in chromosome conformation capture (3C), CRISPR, as well as next generation sequencing techniques (ChIP-seq, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq). Candidates are expected to establish independent research projects and to generate high impact publications, which provide postdocs with excellent opportunities for further career development in academia or at pharmaceutical companies.

To be considered, please submit a CV, a cover letter, and the names of three references to Dr. Skok at jane.skok@nyulangone.org.

Translational Research in Thoracic Organ Transplantation—July 8, 2022

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Marlena Habal, MD, in the Cardiovascular Research Center, part of NYU Langone’s Leon H.Charney Division of Cardiology, to investigate immune mechanisms that contribute to pathology in heart transplantation with an emphasis on understanding responses to different immunosuppressive therapies. The focus is on B cells and antibody-mediated pathology, which are contextualized within the broader immune response. Applicants must have a PhD or an MD degree, or both. Those with experience in bioinformatics, particularly single-cell RNA sequencing, BCR and TCR repertoire analysis, as well as molecular and cellular biology are highly encouraged to apply. Candidates should be motivated to contribute to impactful translational research and creative experimental design. To be considered, please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendations to Dr. Habal at marlena.habal@nyulangone.org.

Epilepsy PET/MR Neuroimaging—June 21, 2022

A postdoctoral position is available immediately on a project funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, part of the National Institutes of Health, to investigate neuroimaging tools in the diagnosis and treatment of autoimmune epilepsy disorders. In this position, the postdoc is involved in imaging data processing and analysis of TSPO-PET and DCE-MRI imaging. This project will be performed with imaging scientists at NYU Langone Radiology—Center for Biomedical Imaging. In addition, the postdoc works with the intracranial electroencephalogram (EEG) research team within the Comprehensive Epilepsy Center on imaging reconstruction of patients undergoing implantation of intracranial electrodes for planning of epilepsy surgery.

Applicants must have a PhD in a related field, such as imaging. Responsibilities include performing image postprocessing and analysis of TSPO-PET and DCE-MRI scans on patients with definite and suspected autoimmune epilepsy and disease and healthy controls; and developing imaging analysis and visualization pipelines to support electrode reconstructions for patients undergoing implantation of intracranial electrodes. Clinical research responsibilities include possessing a thorough knowledge of the research study, study rationale, study subject, and clinical procedures associated with the study, and the postdoc will interact with potential study participants, medical staff, and site monitors.

Interested applicants should contact Claude Steriade, MDCM, at claude.steriade@nyulangone.org.

Multi-Omics of Clinical Autoimmune Disease—June 21, 2022

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Gregg Silverman, MD, in NYU Grossman School of Medicine’s Departments of Medicine and Pathology to investigate the roles of the microbiome as immune drivers in autoimmune diseases and inflammatory disorders. Applicants must have a PhD or an MD degree, or both. Those with experience in molecular and cellular biology, as well as bioinformatics, biostatistics, and particularly single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) analysis, are highly encouraged to apply. To be considered, please send a cover letter, CV, and three letters of recommendations to Dr. Silverman at gregg.silverman@nyulangone.org.

Precision Medicine—June 7, 2022

NYU Langone’s Division of Precision Medicine seeks highly motivated post-doctoral candidates interested in the application of clinical epidemiology and computational methods to the care of patients. Ongoing projects include work in pharmacoepidemiology, implementation science, and integrative omics with a focus on cardiovascular and kidney disease. Candidates should have strong quantitative skills, a collaborative nature, excellent writing skills, and an MD or PhD. To apply, please send a CV and a short statement of experience, goals, and interest in this position to Morgan E. Grams, MD, co-director of the Division of Precision Medicine, at morgan.grams@nyulangone.org, and Tony Lam, at tony.lam@nyulangone.org.

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.