Postdoctoral position studying Cell Competition

Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Bronx, New York 10461 United States
February 16 2021
Life Sciences, Genetics
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Cell competition is a process that recognizes and eliminates abnormal cells during development. It is thought to be important in aging and cancer[1]. By means of genetic screens, our group has identified the cell competition pathway that responds to and eliminates cells with mutant ribosomal protein genes (PMID: 29316439, 30018730, 31841522, 31909714). Positions are available for molecular and developmental studies to better understand the mechanisms and functional contributions of cell competition. Successful applicants will employ multidisciplinary genetic, molecular genetic, biochemical, and imaging approaches to characterize cell competition in flies and/or mice.


The ideal candidate should be highly motivated with a PhD or equivalent. Experience in molecular genetics, Drosophila, mouse or yeast genetics, or ribosomes and translation may be an advantage.

Applications to:

Dr. Nicholas Baker (

Including CV, brief description of scientific accomplishments and research interests, and contact information for 3 references.

  1. Baker, N.E., Emerging mechanisms of cell competition. Nat Rev Genet, 2020. 21: p. 683-697.

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. We are located in a residential suburb of New York City. Appointees will be eligible for postdoctoral housing and other benefits.

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