Postdoctoral researcher positions at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Positions of postdoctoral fellow or research scientist are available in Dr. Cai's laboratory in Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Diabetes Research Center, and Institute of Aging, at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.
Cai's laboratory has persistent interest in studying fundamental questions. For example, we are studying: (1) brain mechanisms of aging, lifespan and longevity control at cellular and animal (rodents, drosophila and C. elegans) levels; (2) neural mechanisms of obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disease, and neurodegenerative disease; (3) biology of neuropeptides, neural stem cells and microRNAs; (4) neural inflammation and immunology; (5) epigenetics, especially DNA methylation analysis.
Some original discoveries have been demonstrated in our publications, such as Cell, 135 (1): 61-73, 2008; Nature Medicine, 17 (7): 883-7, 2011; Neuron, 69 (3): 523-35, 2011; PNAS, 108(7):2939-44, 2011; Nature Cell Biology 14 (10): 999-1012, 2012; Nature, 497(7448): 211-6, 2013; and Nature Medicine, 20(9):1001-8, 2014; and Nature Immunology, 16(5):525-33, 2015; and Nature Communications, 6:6704, 2015.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located in a quiet, residential section in northeast Bronx borough of New York City, a tight-knit and culturally diverse community in close proximity to many popular Bronx attractions as well as Manhattan and Westchester County. Einstein is well recognized as one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. Highlight research areas at Einstein include diabetes, developmental brain research, neuroscience, aging, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, AIDS, and others. As a longstanding national leader in biomedical research, Einstein has more than 300 research laboratories, 3,000 faculty and staff, 750 medical students and 350 PhD students, and offers many exciting career opportunities for individuals who are dedicated to biomedical research.
Successful applicants will be generously offered with NIH guideline-based salary and benefits, in addition to being a member of a high-quality research team and a collaborative research environment of NIH-sponsored diabetes center and aging institute. The Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies at Einstein also provides best scientific and social environment as well as convenient housing options specially for postdoctoral researchers.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
Candidates should have completed PhD training or equivalent, and have independent research abilities, strong research interest, ambitious scientific goals, self motivation, and the willingness and skills to work collaboratively in a team. He/she will be provided with sufficient supports and freedom to ask fundamental research questions and develop innovative research projects.
Separately, we are interested in candidates who have a background on advanced mathematics or computational technology for developing research interests such as epigenetics. Besides, we are also interested in candidates who are interested in a lab position of more dedicating to scientific writing plus research management for the laboratory.
Applicants should email his/her CV and the contact information of three references to:
Dongsheng Cai, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, N.Y. 10461
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