Available Postdoc Positions


Cellular Neurobiology Post Doc: New York University School of Medicine, USA 

A post-doctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Mitch Chesler. The focus is the modulation of synaptic transmission by activity-triggered pH transients in the central nervous system. Projects will investigate the role of rapid pH shifts in shaping excitatory input to principal neurons, and input to inhibitory interneurons. The role of this modulation in the onset of seizure will be a third component of these studies. Experiments will be conducted on acute slice preparations and in tissue culture, utilizing mouse strains with specific gene deletions.

Suitable background includes an MD or PhD degree, and a background in Neuroscience, or experience in electrophysiology, especially with training in whole-cell recording. Applicants are invited to send a CV, a letter outlining research background, and the contact information of three references to Dr. Mitchell Chesler at: Mitchell.Chesler@nyumc.org


Postdoctoral Fellowship 

A well-compensated post-doctoral position funded by NIH is available to conduct research in the area of neuronal endocytosis and exocytosis. The candidate should have a graduate degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or related disciplines. The candidate is expected to have extensive experience in molecular biology techniques, protein chemistry, protein conjugation, labeling and purification, protein quantification, Western blotting, immunoprecipitation and immunocytochemical labeling/confocal microscopy. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to participate in translational research, including development of new therapeutic compounds and collaborations intended to commercialize the engineered protein derivatives. To apply, please send CV with a brief description of research experience and career goals, plus contact information and three references to Konstantin Ichtchenko.


Behavioral mHealth Postdoctoral Fellowship
Center for Healthful Behavior Change, Department of Population Health, NYU School of Medicine

The Center for Healthful Behavior Change (CHBC) at the New York University School of Medicine, is seeking candidates for a 2-year postdoctoral candidate in behavioral mHealth. The CHBC develops, implements and disseminates innovative evidence-based behavioral interventions in routine clinical practice and community-based settings. Fellows will be expected to contribute to research projects funded through the Center, design and conduct an independent research project in collaboration with his/her mentors. Fellows gain direct research experience in cardiovascular risk reduction, community and health psychology, translational behavioral medicine, and clinical epidemiology. Fellows will receive guidance in the development of career development awards. Doctoral degree in nutrition, nursing, psychology, medicine, public health, health education or related field required. Research interests pertaining to technology-supported behavioral interventions also required. Anticipated start date is September 2014. Please send CV, statement of interest and contact information for three references to mary.sevick@nyumc.org.

For more information on the Center for Healthful Behavior Change, please visit us at:

NYU School of Medicine is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity Employer


Postdoctoral Position at NYU School of Medicine - Department of Medicine

The goal of our laboratory is to improve the treatment and outcome of patients with autoimmune diseases. Our approach to do that is by targeting the lymphocyte, the leading cell involved in the pathogenesis of these conditions. We are interested in exploring T lymphocytes adhesion, a process involved in recruitment of these cells to sites of inflammation.

A postdoctoral position is available to investigate novel and targetable co-stimulation signaling pathways in T lymphocytes. The candidate will join a dedicated and hard working team, determined to reach results that will change the way we treat autoimmune diseases. Candidates must have a PhD or MD degree with solid background in immunology and/or cell biology. Candidates should demonstrate the ability to be creative, highly motivated, work independently and with a background in tissue culture, cell biology and general molecular and biochemical techniques. Experience with confocal imaging is an advantage. Prior postdoctoral experience is acceptable, but not obligatory. The ideal candidate will work in a collaborative manner under a joint mentorship of Drs. Adam Mor (Division of Rheumatology) and Mark Philips (Cancer Institute). This position is available effective September 1, 2014, and is a one-year appointment renewable for up 3 years.

All applicants need to attend an in-person interview in New York City and should send a cover letter describing their scientific experiences and their CV by e-mail to:

Adam Mor MD/PhD
E-mail: Adam.Mor@NYUMC.org



ACS-NYU Children’s Trauma Institute

The Children's Trauma Institute is an innovative collaboration between the New York City Administration for Children's Services and the New York University School of Medicine to use trauma-related knowledge in child welfare settings to improve outcomes for children and families. We are currently recruiting for a Spanish-speaking project clinician to deliver an evidence-based mental health treatment for mothers in preventive services with histories of trauma/PTSD. Responsibilities for this position will include, but not be limited to: 

•    delivering manualized mental health intervention in child welfare settings; 

•    conducting assessments; 

•    coordinating intervention delivery with staff from ACS and contract agencies; 

•    providing technical assistance and training to staff from ACS and contract agencies; 

•    assisting with project management and organization; 

•    assisting with database management and data analysis; and

•    assisting with papers and presentations. 

Minimum requirements include a Ph.D. or Psy.D. in Clinical Psychology or Counseling Psychology. Candidate must be license-eligible, or have a limited permit (supervision for licensure is provided). Knowledge of trauma and child welfare is required. Experience with research, project management, and collection of research assessments is desired.  Flexibility around work hours, and the ability to work some evenings, is preferred.  

The candidate should possess strong interpersonal skills, good problem-solving abilities, and knowledge of the mental health and child welfare systems.  Bilingual (English-Spanish) candidates will get strong preference.  Database management and strong computer and administrative skills are highly desirable. Salary is commensurate with experience.  

For consideration, please send a resume and a recent writing sample to Julie Chipman at

NYU School of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Pathology

Immediate postdoctoral scientist position to study mechanisms involved in loss of growth regulation, hormone growth regulation, and role of the ubiquitin proteasome system in human cancer/translational medicine.

A postdoctoral position is available to study mechanisms of loss of growth regulation in human cancer including ubiquitin-mediated degradation of cell cycle proteins and the effects of gonadal steroids on growth regulation of the human endometrium. Our studies use physiological models systems (cells derived directly from human endometrial tissue, primary cultures, co-cultures, and 3-D cultures) to compare normal and cancers cells. Using these paradigms, we have found that TGF-β, estrogen, and progesterone converge on the cyclin-dependent kinase inhibitor, p27kip1, as a major target to control normal and malignant endometrial growth. We show that p27kip1 is degraded by the E3 ligase complex SCF-Skp2/Cks1and have thus, identified small molecule inhibitors that block p27 degradation and regain growth control (Pavlides et al [2013] Endocrinology). In addition to further discover mechanisms of hormonal and TGF-β regulation of growth by the ubiquitin-proteasome system, the chosen candidate will be exposed to therapeutic development of these novel Skp2 inhibitors. Exposure to a top team of scientists ranging from clinicians to imaging specialists and structural and computational biologists is part of this project. Candidates demonstrating the ability to be creative, highly motivated, work independently and have a strong background in molecular and cell biology, and tissue culture should apply. Highly enriched and interactive basic science environment. Candidates already in the United States are preferred. Please send curriculum vitae and at least three references (by email) to:

Leslie I. Gold, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine and Pathology
Division of Translational Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
550 First Ave. NB16S13
New York, NY 10016.

NYU School of Medicine, Departments of Medicine and Pathology

Immediate postdoctoral scientist position in wound healing/impaired wound healing/translational medicine

Our laboratory discovered that the calcium-binding endoplasmic reticulum chaperone protein, calreticulin has profound positive biological effects on wound repair creating an exciting new research field. Calreticulin has been shown to effect migration of cells into a wound, proliferation of cells to populate the wound for remodeling, the production of matrix proteins to fill in the wound defect, removal of dead cells for wound debridement, and prevention of infection. Studies are underway to understand the mechanisms and pathways involved in these novel extracellular functions of calreticulin as well as structure/function relationships of the molecule. Candidates demonstrating the ability to be creative, highly motivated, work independently and with a background in tissue culture, cell biology and general molecular biology and biochemical techniques including migration and phagocytosis assays are preferred. This position is an excellent and exciting opportunity for exposure to all aspects of translational medicine (patent law, formulation, pharmacodynamics and toxicology, clinical trials, FDA regulations) while continuing to explore the basic science mechanisms related to the novel functions of calreticulin. Highly enriched and interactive basic science environment. US citizens or candidates with a Green Card are preferred. Please send curriculum vitae and at least three references (by email) to:

Leslie I. Gold, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Departments of Medicine and Pathology
Division of Translational Medicine
New York University School of Medicine
550 First Ave. NB16S13
New York, NY 10016.


Available Postdoctoral Positions Available for New NYU Laboratory

The former Molecular Neuro-Oncology Laboratory of the Neuro-Oncology Branch of the NIH has relocated to New York University (NYU) as part of the new NYU Brain Tumor Center.  The laboratory is a rapidly growing program/laboratory and extremely well funded allowing exceptional resources and scientific freedom within the laboratory. Our largest and most rapidly growing area of interest are in the area of tumor stem cell biology with a particular emphasis on metabolism, tumor heterogeneity and epigenetic and environmental clonal evolution.  Thus, we are currently looking for scientists interested in stem cell and tumor stem cell biology, metabolism and clonal evolution. A few of our publications that represent the kind of research we do include: Cancer Cell. 9: 287-300, 2006; Cancer Research. 66(19): 9428-36, 2006; Cancer Cell. 9(5):391-403, 2006; Cancer Res. 6(1):21-30, 2008; Cancer Cell 13(1):69-80, 2008; Cell Stem Cell.  4(5): 440-52, 2009.; Cancer Research, 2009; 69(4): 1596-1603, 2009; Cancer Cell.15(4): 247-9, 2009; Cell Stem Cell 4(6): 466-7, 2009; Bioinformatics. 26:1792-3, 2010; Cancer Cell. 18:543-5, 2010; Nature Reviews Neurol 7:439-50, 2011; PLoS One 6:e14681, 2011, Cancer Cell 20:695-7, 2011; J. Natl. Cancer Instit. 103:1162-78, 2011; Cancer Cell 21; 710, 2012; PLOS One 7:e51407, 2012, Cell Reports 6:313, 2014.  

The laboratory allows outstanding exposure to and potential involvement in all aspects of translational science (e.g. laboratory assays of patient tissue from clinical trials, animal tumor models, establishment of primary human stem cells, small molecule/drug screening) while exploring basic mechanistic studies of tumorigenesis using a combination of molecular and computational biology approaches. 

Please email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of three references to:

Howard A. Fine, M.D.

Anne Murnick Cogan & David H. Cogan Professor of Oncology, 

Director, Division of Hematology & Medical Oncology, 

Director, NYU Brain Tumor Center, 

Deputy Director, NYU Cancer Institute.

Director, Bellevue Hospital Cancer Center

The New York University (NYU) Langone Medical Center

NYU Cancer Institute

522 First Avenue, Smilow 1101

New York, NY. 10016

(P) 212-263-9221

(F) 212-263-9210

Email: Howard.Fine@nyumc.org 


Post Doctoral Fellowship Opportunity in Human Microbiome, Diet, and Cancer Epidemiology

New York University School of Medicine
Division of Epidemiology, Department of Population Health, 650 First Ave, New York, NY, 10016

The Division of Epidemiology, Department of Population Health at New York University School of Medicine in New York City invites applications for a post doctoral fellow position, available in June 2014, within our active research group in the Human Microbiome, Diet, and Cancer Epidemiology.

We seek talented and motivated candidates who plan to begin or expand their research career as a cancer epidemiologist and who wish to play a leading role on projects focused on population-based microbiome research. Our NIH funded projects include studies of the human microbiome and cancers of head and neck, esophagus, pancreas, and colorectum. The position offers opportunities for multi-disciplinary collaboration and professional development, including publication, presentation at scientific conferences and involvement in proposal writing.

Candidates must hold a PhD in epidemiology or related areas. Other requirements include strong oral and written communication and quantitative skills. Experience in related laboratory work is an added strength.

NYU Langone Medical Center is an equal employment/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital/or parental status, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, veterans status, or any other classification protected by applicable Federal, State, or Municipal Law.
Please send a cover letter, CV, research statement, and contact information for 3 references to the email address below. Please address inquiries to: Dr. Jiyoung Ahn at email: jiyoung.ahn@nyumc.org 


**Applications for postdoctoral fellowships on the microbiome-autoimmune disease interface**

Advances over the past decade have highlighted the central importance of gut-associated lymphoid tissues and the host-microbiome interface in the development of immune defenses. Investigations at NYU School of Medicine have contributed to pioneering observations on the topic, and have led to a new initiative to better understand how the commensal bacteria of the microbiome may contribute to overt autoimmune disease in genetically susceptible individuals.

The successful post-doctoral candidates will join a multidisciplinary team that will investigate new mechanistic pathways responsible for autoimmunity in the systemic and mucosal immune compartments. Animal models and clinical samples from autoimmune disease registry of patients will be extensively used for these studies. This program, housed within the Division of Rheumatology of the Department of Medicine, is an integral part of the greater NYU immunology community. A major focus will involve how the intestinal IgA response is influenced by bacterial antigens and ligands, and how B cell directed vaccination can influence the composition of the microbiome and autoimmune predisposition. Successful applicants will have relevant experience in clinical immunology and/or murine models of autoimmunity. Special emphasis will be placed on experience in protein engineering, deep sequencing of immune repertoires, and analyses using the computational sciences, biostatistics and bioinformatics.

Joining the research group will enable outstanding exposure to and potential involvement in varied aspects of translational science (e.g. laboratory assays of patient tissue from clinical trials, and small animal autoimmunity models) while exploring basic mechanistic studies of autoimmunity and B-cell/antibody mediated immune regulation, using a combination of molecular and cellular approaches. Positions are available to start April 1, 2014.

Please email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and list of three references to:

Gregg Silverman, MD
Professor of Medicine and Pathology
Director, Laboratory of B cell immunobiology
NYU School of Medicine
Alexandria Center for the Life Sciences
Room 804
450 E. 29th Street
New York, NY 10016
Email: Gregg.Silverman@nyumc.org


Post Doc Fellow:

I. Position Summary

The Berger laboratory at NYU School of Medicine has an opening for a Postdoctoral position that is NIH funded. The postdoctoral fellowship position available is for individuals with expertise in platelets, hemostasis and/or transcriptomics. Join in our effort to uncover the molecular and cellular basis of increased platelet activity predisposing to cardiovascular events.

Applicants should have expertise in molecular biology, cell biology and transcriptomics. We are currently integrating results from mRNA and microRNA expression analyses to identify gene variants responsible for platelet phenotypes. We seek a highly motivated individual with computational experience as well as molecular biology experience that is interested in integrating diverse data sources to gain mechanistic insights into different levels of platelet activity and thromboembolic events.

II. Position Activities
• Creative thinker who can assist the PI in planning, developing, and conducting research studies, and is comfortable leading projects independently
• Experience with performing and analyzing microarrays
• In vitro experiment using different cell lines (e.g. MEG-01)
• Experience with flow cytometry, western blot and ELISA
• Interested in developing new assays for platelet activation/inhibition (flow chamber adhesion assay, Ca mobilization, ATP release)
• Good communication skills (with the PI, lab meetings, with the IRB, and other basic science and clinical departments as required).
• Detail oriented - maintain all necessary records, reports and statistics and monitor the data quality.
• Assist with the preparation of correspondence, technical reports, abstracts, educational materials, manuscripts and presentations from research studies.

Interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names/phone numbers of three people who could provide letters of reference by email to Jeffrey.berger@nyumc.org.

NYU is an equal opportunity employer fostering diversity in the workplace and provides a drug-free workplace.