Postdoctoral Fellow

Albany Medical College
Albany, New York (US)
Up to $54840 + benefits
Closing date
Apr 16, 2023

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A postdoctoral fellow position is immediately available in Dr. Wenzheng Zhang’s laboratory in the Department of Regenerative and Cancer Cell Biology, Albany Medical College, Albany, NY 12208, USA. Albany Medical College offers excellent research environment within the multi-institutional Albany Medical Center in the Capital District. Research focuses on identifying pathways and genes with functional significance to the development and progression of kidney cancer and kidney fibrosis. More specifically, we are seeking an applicant to investigate the function and regulation of Aqp2+ progenitor cells in kidney fibrosis and/or renal cell carcinoma.  Aqp2+ progenitor cells are considered as the first potential candidate that meets a strict definition of adult renal progenitor cells requiring in vivo demonstration of self-renewal, clonogenicity, multipotency, and participation in tissue maintenance and injury repair (J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013, PMID: 23308014; J Am Soc Nephrol. 2021, PMID: 34667084; J Am Soc Nephrol. 2022, PMID: 35318267). Various approaches including in vivo lineage tracing, immunofluorescence staining, confocal microscopy, cell sorting, single cell RNA-Seq, and bioinformatics are employed. The primary models are genetically engineered mice and kidney samples from patients of kidney diseases. The goals are to reveal the unique molecular signature of Aqp2+ progenitor cells and their key regulators under both normal and pathological conditions in both human and mouse kidneys. Qualifications include a MD or Ph.D. in Biomedical Science or a related field. While no previous experience in this area is required there are certain preferred qualifications including: a strong background in molecular and/or cellular biology, self-motivation with outstanding experimental skills, the ability to think independently but also work well in a team and experience working with mice. We emphasize motivation and productive work in a collegial environment. Start date negotiable; Summer 2023 preferred. Positions open until filled. For additional information refer to:

RCCB website

Zhang’s lab

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter specifying past accomplishments, a curriculum vitae, and contact information of three references to Prof. Wenzheng Zhang at


Albany Medical College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.





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