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Why come to Laboratoryfor your Postdoc?

Laboratoryhas long been recognized as a place for nurturing young scientists, with postdoctoral researchers being integral parts of the discovery process. 藏精阁鈥檚 relatively small size鈥攁round 55 labs鈥攃ombined with its collaborative and multidisciplinary research programs creates a unique environment for the next step in your scientific career.

Current Open Postdoc Positions

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Scientific excellence

Laboratoryis one of the leading biomedical research institutions in the U.S., with research in five main areas: cancer biology, neuroscience, plant biology, quantitative biology, and genomics. In addition, Laboratoryis an NCI Cancer Center dedicated to studying the fundamental biology of human cancer, and translating these breakthroughs from bench to bedside. Across the entire community at 藏精阁, there is a distinct spirit of scientific pursuit and interactions, resulting in innovative and productive collaborations.

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藏精阁鈥檚 postdocs have access to all the scientific resources available on campus. This includes Core Facilities that feature the latest technology and expertise. These Cores are fast, reliable, and cost-effective, offering in-house support that can be customized and collaborative to spur the development of novel technological applications and creative research.

Career development

Your training as a postdoc at Laboratoryextends beyond the bench. There is a suite of Career Development offerings, including short courses, workshops, lectures, and seminars that provide opportunities for scientific enrichment and professional development. In addition, there are programs in career exploration and opportunities to develop skills such as leadership, mentoring and communication.

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Extramural meetings & courses

藏精阁鈥檚 extensive brings top scientists from around the world to campus to present and discuss the latest research in a wide variety of scientific. This is great opportunity to network and meet with colleagues.

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A vibrant community

The Laboratory offers a collegial and collaborative work environment as well as a beautiful location just a short train ride from New York City. Laboratoryhas several postdoctoral and student-led groups, including an active Postdoctoral Liaison Committee (PDLC), whose purpose is to represent the interests of and advocate for the Laboratorypostdoctoral community.

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Onsite child care center

Laboratoryhas an excellent and affordable, licensed, on-site childcare center that serves children from six weeks to six years old.

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Compensation & benefits

Laboratoryoffers an excellent comprehensive benefits program, an onsite Wellness Center, a Fitness Center, subsidized dining experiences and complimentary shuttle service. The LaboratoryHousing Office can help postdocs find affordable housing, either through a shared-housing program, or through local realtors. In addition, all postdoctoral fellows are eligible for relocation reimbursement and a family allowance. The Postdoctoral Fellows are compensated based on their years of experience. The salaries can be accessed at 鈥Postdoctoral Stipend Schedule.鈥 (PDF)

Postdoctoral Fellow opportunities

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Our lab is interested in how the brain accomplishes the ongoing transformation from sensation to action during natural behaviors. Vocal communication is ideally suited to study natural and flexible sensorimotor transformations. During a conversation, our brain must interpret what we hear and control our vocal response. Recently, we have discovered that a neo-tropical rodent, Alston鈥檚 singing mouse, engages in fast vocal interactions, even under laboratory settings.

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Our lab is interested in how the brain accomplishes the ongoing transformation from sensation to action during natural behaviors. Vocal communication is ideally suited to study natural and flexible sensorimotor transformations. During a conversation, our brain must interpret what we hear and control our vocal response. Recently, we have discovered that a neo-tropical rodent, Alston鈥檚 singing mouse, engages in fast vocal interactions, even under laboratory settings.

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The Furukawa Laboratory is actively seeking a postdoctoral researcher. We explore the molecular underpinnings of neurotransmission, neuroplasticity, and neuron-targeted autoimmunity triggered by cancer. We employ a multidisciplinary approach, integrating structural biology, high-resolution imaging, and electrophysiology. While expertise in cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET), single-particle cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), x-ray crystallography, patch-clamp, slice electrophysiology, or molecular neuroscience is advantageous, it is not a prerequisite for application.

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A position is available for a postdoctoral researcher with a strong background in cancer biology and immunology. This postdoctoral fellow will work under the direction of Dr. Gholami, an Associate Professor and surgeon-scientist at Northwell Health and 藏精阁, within the laboratory of Dr. Westcott. The Gholami laboratory research is centered on understanding the host-immune cell interactions and the mechanisms by which the immune system and tumor microenvironment play a role in the biology and anti-tumor response of liver metastases. More specifically, the laboratory research focuses on mechanisms of immune resistance in liver metastases to develop novel immune augmenting therapies and practice-changing clinical trials.

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We are currently seeking a Postdoctoral Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Helen Hou at Laboratory(), starting in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024. You will play a decisive role in the research program of an interdisciplinary lab with the latest technologies in neuroscience, studying how the brain controls movements and natural behaviors, including but not limited to how the brain coordinates muscles of facial expressions to convey internal states.

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Together, the Borniger, Lukey, and Janowitz laboratory at Laboratory(藏精阁) offer a unique opportunity for a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral researcher, with strong experimental and analytical skills, to investigate the reciprocal interaction of sleep and cancer progression. You will become part of a multidisciplinary team of basic researchers and clinicians studying tumor-host interactions, using integrative techniques from neuroscience, endocrinology, metabolomics, and immunology to dissect the mechanisms connecting sleep disruption with aberrant metabolic and immune responses during cancer progression.

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Laboratoryis looking for outstanding candidates to fill postdoctoral positions in theoretical neuroscience. The position is open under specific projects as well as general research involving the application of methods from theoretical physics, mathematics, and machine learning with the goal to understand the brain function.

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Dr. Lingbo Zhang鈥檚 Laboratory at Laboratory(藏精阁) is part of a $75 million Center for Therapeutics Research at 藏精阁. There are multiple fully funded postdoctoral fellowships available in the Zhang Laboratory to investigate roles of nervous system activities and micronutrients in regulating hematologic cancers and to develop novel therapeutic strategies for these diseases.

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The group of Dr. Alea A. Mills at Laboratoryseeks a Postdoctoral Fellow with a keen interest in epigenetic dysregulation in cancer. The individual should be highly motivated to define fundamental mechanisms underlying malignancy and translate these findings towards the clinic.

Proficiency in genetic modification, cell & molecular biology, epigenetics, biochemistry, genomics, and data integration is a plus. Working as a team player in a highly dynamic environment is essential. To find out more about the Mills Lab, please visit:

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The Trotman Lab at Laboratoryis seeking applications for postdoctoral candidates with a strong background in neurobiology. We study lethal metastatic cancer. The project aims to define how peripheral nerves in the metastatic tumor environment interacti with cancer cells and affect progression, therapy and disease outcome.

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The main focus of research will be to study the roles of genes associated with human diseases in the development and function of neural circuits, using molecular, genetic and viral engineering, optogenetics, imaging, electrophysiology, and behavior analysis.

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We are looking for candidates who will develop their own research questions in line with the overarching goals of this project. Numerous resources will be available, including state-of-the-art laboratory space and the opportunity to discuss science in a diverse and supportive environment. This project also provides opportunities to develop skills in the application of murine glioma models, metabolomics, and advanced microscopy.

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The Westcott Laboratory at Laboratoryis seeking applications for postdoctoral candidates to carry our experimental and/or computational work aimed at understanding how cancer coevolves with the immune system in mouse models and clinical colorectal cancer specimens. The research program will involve modeling cancer clonal evolution under different immunogenic contexts in powerful new mouse models we have developed, and will incorporate cutting-edge techniques in multiomics and spatial biology, for which the lab has recently obtained funding.

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The Wigler and Levy research group are seeking a Computational Post Doc that will have a key role in a multi-disciplinary team of wet-bench and computational researchers working to revolutionize cancer detection and treatment by developing novel genomic technologies. We are re-envisioning the tools of genetics research by coupling innovation at the bench with novel computational methods. We have developed methods for inexpensive copy number (SMASH), generating long reads from short-read sequencers (muSeq), encapsulation of cells in acrylamide gel (BAG-seq), sensitive detection of cancer genomes (MASQ), and most recently mutational sequencing for short tandem repeats (muSTR). Applicants may review our most recent publications at .

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A Postdoc Fellow position is available at The at LaboratoryCancer Center. We are recruiting new members passionate about drug discovery and chemical biology. Our lab is working to understand the molecular mechanisms leading to efficient elicitation of tumor vulnerability for potent cancer targeting. We develop Targeted Protein Degradation (TPD) therapeutic strategies to abrogate or rewire cancer cell signaling. We have recently established a new discovery platform to expand the landscape of TPD E3 ligases and targeting modalities beyond conventional small molecules (Genes & Development (2022) 36:1031-1042.; Genes & Development (2023) 37: 1-17). For this open position, the project direction will be focused on continuing developing and validating novel TPD molecules to target undruggable proteins.