Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Employer
New York Blood Center
Location
New York City, New York
Salary
To be Detemined
Posted
November 10 2021
Organization Type
Healthcare/Hospital

Our faculty members seek highly motivated and exceptionally creative candidates to lead cutting-edge research projects in the field of blood cellular therapy, inflammation and immunology, and hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) biology. Areas of research focus include:

  • basic molecular biology and cellular mechanisms regulating multiple hematopoietic cell types with the ultimate goal of developing new technologies create new or improved clinical therapeutic potential.
  • molecular mechanisms of heme and iron-driven toxicity, including inflammation and oxidative stress and the role of detoxification systems in counteracting these effects.
  • mechanisms of altered innate immune regulatory networks in chronic inflammatory diseases and development of novel targeted immunotherapies to reverse or treat these conditions.

Successful candidates will:

  • join an academic NIH funded research environment with state-of-the-art facilities in one of the most comprehensive blood centers in the world.
  • collaborate with a multi-disciplinary group of research scientists, including basic and translational investigators, across the blood center as well as with pharma companies.
  • participate in the Research Fellow/Staff Committee offering online career development courses and lectures on topics related to academic success and industry careers, monthly journal club and lecture series by invited speakers.

 

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Conduct and design independent research under the direction of lab Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Perform cell cultures, molecular and biochemical bench work including tissue harvesting, cell processing, histology, omics, flow cytometry, and imaging.
  • Animal husbandry.
  • Summarize experimental data and assist in drafting figures, results, and methods under the direction of the PI.
  • Mentor junior research assistants/technicians/volunteers.
  • Acquire a thorough understanding of the present scientific literature relating to the research in the laboratory.
  • Public presentation of research findings to other members of the scientific community.           

SALARY

  • Extremely competitive base salary to qualified candidates commensurate with the qualifications and experience.
  • Additional $15K postdoc housing allowance in addition to base salary.
  • Assistance with Visa application process.
  • Support from LFKRI staff to locate housing opportunities.
  • A generous benefits package, including medical/dental/vision insurance, retirement plan, wellness programs,

Individual salary rates are based on the applicant’s Experience Level, as guided by the NIH. https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-21-049.html

QUALIFICATIONS

Ph.D. or M.D. (or equivalent foreign degree) in Biomedical Sciences including in the field of Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology, Genetics, Immunology or Hematology/Oncology are preferred however all relevant degrees will be considered. Candidates with a track record of publication are desired.  Ph.D./M.D. degree(s) must be in hand at time of the appointment.

DOCUMENTS/MATERIALS

Please upload the required documents when applying:

  • Letter of application that briefly summarizes your qualifications and interest in the position (required)
  • Curriculum vitae (required)
  • Contact information of at least 2 references with knowledge of candidate’s career (required before hire).

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