Post Doc Researchers/Scientists, Dept of Molecular Pharmacology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Bronx, New York
September 13 2021
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Position of postdoctoral researchers or scientists are available in Dr. Cai's laboratory in Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Diabetes Research Center, and Institute of Aging, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York.

Cai's laboratory has strong interest in studying fundamental questions in areas including: (1) brain mechanisms of aging, lifespan control and longevity using cells, mice, drosophila and human samples; (2) neural and endocrine mechanisms of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and neurodegenerative disease; (3) neuropeptides, stem cells and RNA biology; (4) inflammation and immunology; (5) DNA methylation, epigenetics, big data analysis, and computational science.

Some discoveries have been reported in notable papers, 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; Nature Medicine, 20(9):1001-8, 2014; Nature Immunology, 16(5):525-33, 2015; Nature Communications, 6:6704, 2015, Cell Metabolism, 25(5): 1091-1102, 2017; Nature 548(7665):52-57, 2017; Cell Metabolism 30(1):19-35, 2019; Elife 9:e52580, 2020; Cell Metabolism 31(3):534-548, 2020; Nature Neuroscience 23(7):832-841, 2020.

Candidates should have completed PhD training or equivalent, and demonstrate strong research interest, self-motivation spirit, independent research ability, good skills at technical performance, good communication skills, and enough teamwork attitude. In addition to existing projects, he/she will be provided with sufficient support and freedom to ask new important questions and to develop new innovative research in the general context of laboratory interest.

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.

Applicants should email CV, research statement, and names of three references to:

Dongsheng Cai, MD, PhD

Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine


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.

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