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Postdoc Jobs at SMD

This page lists some of the postdoctoral positions currently available at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. This list is not comprehensive as many principal investigators advertise available postdoctoral positions in scholarly publications and on the internet. Additionally, many principal investigators do not advertise their postdoctoral positions, preferring to meet with potential postdocs at professional meetings or in response to presentations.

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The University of Rochester is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, age, color, national origin, ethnicity, creed, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender, gender identify, marital status, pregnancy or veteran status.

The pay range of $55,341 - $69,000 represents the minimum and maximum compensation for postdoc jobs. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

Date Added Contact Department/Lab Description
5/10/24

Jennifer_Anolik@URMC.Rochester.edu

Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology 

Under the direction of the principal investigator, the post-doc designs, conducts, and analyzes immunology research while receiving advanced training in professional skills and research independence. The post-doc may develop new ideas to further current research. Prepares writing and figures for scientific manuscripts. May train and supervise other research staff and students. The initial appointment is for one year, with renewal expected if satisfactory and funds are available. Appointments cannot exceed five years. We are particularly interested in a postdoctoral candidate with research experience in flow cytometry, molecular biology, and RNA sequencing. Experience with bioinformatics and interest in spatial transcriptomic approaches is a plus. This position is available immediately. See attached for full description.

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5/8/24 kirsi_jarvinen-seppo@urmc.rochester.edu Department of Pediatrics, Division of Allergy and Immunology, Center for Food Allergy

Postdoctoral positions are available in the lab of Dr. Kirsi Järvinen-Seppo to join an interactive research team studying the development of adaptive and innate immunity and microbiome in infancy and early childhood in populations at risk for allergic diseases and in the protected farming lifestyle communities. See attached for full description.

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5/8/24 Sally_Thurston@urmc.rochester.edu Biostatistics & Computational Biology

Postdoctoral fellowship in Environmental Health (EH) Biostatistics - Candidates should have a doctoral degree in (bio)statistics, epidemiology, computational biology, data science, environmental health or a related field, with training in statistics and programming, and excellent communication skills. The appointee will develop novel statistical methodology for projects related to EH, and/or be involved in statistical analyses for collaborative work with EH investigators. This position is funded by a T32 training grant.

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5/1/24 Jennifer_Barnas@urmc.rochester.edu Immunology/Rheumatology

PROJECT: The Barnas laboratory studies immunologic mechanisms at play in autoimmune disease with a special interest in systemic lupus erythematosus, interferon, and B cell biology. Human blood and tissues are collected for experiments utilizing techniques such as cell culture, flow cytometry, single-cell and spatial transcriptomics as well as ATAC-seq to study B cells from lupus nephritis and healthy donors. Bioinformatics data will be analyzed utilizing R.

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5/1/24 Wlee36@ur.rochester.edu Department of Pharmacology and Physiology

The postdoctoral associate will investigate the roles of Calcium-permeating mechanosensitive ion channels in joint tissue metabolism using mouse models, tissue cultures, and cell biological experiments. First 1~2 years will be supported by NIH award, and the future research direction can be planned with PI.

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3/5/24 Phillip_Rappold@URMC.Rochester.edu Department of Urology

The purpose of the position is to provide advanced, doctoral level scientific research for the Rappold research laboratory and projects in the Department of Urology.

Research projects focus on finding novel strategies to overcome immunosuppressive mechanisms and biomarkers of therapeutic response in renal cell carcinoma. Currently we are exploring novel sources of and regulation of adenosinergic signaling in the tumor microenvironment as well as how stereotactic ablative radiation might be synergistically combined with immune checkpoint inhibitors to maximize clinical responses and improve patient outcomes. Projects will be multidisciplinary integrating experiments utilizing cell culture, animal models, as well as human tissue obtained from the operating room. Under general direction and with considerable latitude for independent scientific judgment, this position provides significant research contributions by directing and executing small, complex research projects or major aspects of larger research projects. May work as an independent researcher in a scientifically unique phase of research or as part of a larger, complex project. Provides significant contributions to research data analysis, scientific assessment of relevance of findings, manuscript preparation, protocol development and modifications. Orients and assists other staff members, such as, but not limited to technicians, laboratory aides, graduate students, undergraduate students, postdoctoral appointees and professional staff; assists with troubleshooting and solving technical problems and provides suggestions and advises others.

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2/26/24 deborah_ossip@urmc.rochester.edu URMC Clinical and Translational Science Institute

Postdoctoral Position Available:  CTSI Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship

The University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is now accepting applications for a 1-year NIH- funded CTSI Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship Program, with a start date of July 1, 2024. Fellows choose one of three tracks: Electronic Health Record as a Resource for Research; National, Regional and Local Database Analytics; and Population Health Behavior Change. This fellowship aims to produce interdisciplinary researchers trained in team science and competency-based skills who can conceptualize research across the translational continuum from basic research through population health. Over the course of one year, postdocs develop and complete a population health research project within an existing research program and participate in didactic and hands-on training experiences on site at the University of Rochester. More information and a link to the application are at https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/clinical-translational-science-institute/funding/population-health-research-postdoctoral-fellowship.aspx . Applications are due on or before 22 March 2024.

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2/23/24 Michael_telias@urmc.rochester.edu Department of Ophthalmology

Post-doctoral research position – Biomedical research in disease-oriented vision loss

A post-doctoral position is currently available in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY. 

The Telias lab is interested in unraveling molecular and physiological mechanisms that impair plasticity in neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative diseases, with an emphasis on targetable pathways that can lead to therapeutics. 

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2/7/24 Dr. Giovanni Schifitto and
Dr. Md Nasir Uddin
Department of Neurology

A postdoctoral associate position in neuroimaging research
A postdoctoral associate position is currently available in the Department of Neurology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in Rochester, NY, starting in May 2024.  Under the guidance of Drs. Uddin and Schifitto, the postdoctoral associate will be working on the development of novel MRI post-processing tools for neurological diseases, including HIV and cerebral small vessel disease. 
 

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1/17/24 Andrew Wojtovich Department of Anesthesiology and Perioperative Medicine

Post-doctoral Research Position ‐ Mitochondrial biology and aging
A post-doctoral position is available at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) in the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Wojtovich
 

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12/20/23 Zhenggen Jin Laboratory of Prof. Zheng-Gen Jin at Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute/Department of Medicine

Postdoctoral Position in Cardiovascular Biology and Disease
Two postdoctoral associate positions or staff scientist positions are available in the laboratory of Prof. Zheng-Gen Jin at Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute/Department of Medicine, the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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12/20/23 Dr. Eric Phizicky Phizicky Lab, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Postdoctoral Position Available
A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Eric Phizicky, Dept. of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Center for RNA Biology, University of Rochester Medical Center, to work in the area of tRNA biology.

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12/19/23 Zhenqiang Yao Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Postdoctoral position in bone research
A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The candidate will do basic and translational research in skeletal disease, funded by multiple NIH R01 and DoD research projects.

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12/8/23 Paul Geha Department of Psychiatry/Pain and Perception Lab

POST-DOCTORAL ASSOCIATE: Neuroimaging and chronic pain
The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Rochester Medical Center in New York is offering a post-doctoral position in the Pain and Perception Lab. 

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11/22/23 Ashkan Ertefaie Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology

Postdoctoral Research Position - University of Rochester

The Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology at University of Rochester Medical Center invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position for data science and/or statistical methods development to study the impact of air pollution on the recurrence of cardiovascular events.

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11/1/2023

Abdus Wahed

Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology

Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology, University of Rochester

This position, to be based at the University of Rochester, is supported by a Patient-Centered Outcome Research Institute (PCORI) sponsored contract on developing statistical methods for dynamic treatment regimes (DTR) and Sequential Multiple Assignment Randomized Trial (SMART)

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10/25/2023

Elizabeth_Leverenz

LAB OF LYNNE MAQUAT, PhD

POST-DOCTORAL POSITION:
A Post-Doctoral Position is open in the Maquat Lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, NY.

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9/20/2023

Dr. Jacques Robert

Department of Microbiology and Immunology, The Jumping Frog Lab

Postdoctoral positions are available in the lab of Dr. Jacques Robert to join a cohesive, dynamic and interactive research team studying the evolution, development and function of nonclassical MHC and innate T cells in tolerigenic immune responses against pathogens such as viruses and mycobacteria using the amphibian Xenopus as experimental organism. See attached for full description.

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9/6/2023

Dr. Isaac Harris

Department of Biomedical Genetics

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Isaac Harris in the Department of Biomedical Genetics at the University of Rochester Medical Center and Wilmot Cancer Institute in Rochester, NY, to study the roles of antioxidants in cancer.

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7/14/2023


Sarkar Souvarish

The Envi-Gene Lab

NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the Envi-Gene Lab (PI: Dr. Souvarish Sarkar) in the Department of Environmental Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center to study genetic modifiers of environmental factors in disease etiology using combination of Drosophila genetics, cell culture, and rodent models. 

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5/26/2023 Dr. Eric Small The laboratory of Dr. Eric M. Small in the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) at the University of Rochester

NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Eric M. Small in the Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) at the University of Rochester to study the molecular mechanisms leading to cardiac fibrosis in ischemic heart disease and arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy.

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5/23/2023 Molly Lomondo The Department of Radiation Oncology

The visiting researcher position involves working under the guidance of the principal investigator to conduct research aimed at characterizing the impact of genetic variations in the single nucleotide sequence on radiation therapy induced late-term toxicity. The primary responsibility of the visiting researcher will be to design and execute experiments to investigate the relationship between genetic variations and the development of late-term toxicity in patients receiving radiation therapy using cell lines and animal models. 

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5/23/2023 Xinping Zhang Center for Musculoskeletal Research

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the center for musculoskeletal research at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. We are seeking for a highly motivated individual to join the NIH funded research programs to study bone tissue vascularization during repair and regeneration. The research program integrates bone tissue engineering, vascular biology, and skeletal biology with an emphasis on molecular and cellular control of bone specialized blood vessel formation during repair and regeneration. The successful candidate will work with a team of scientists to study progenitor cell interaction with angiogenic cells utilizing genetic, imaging and engineering approaches. The candidate will have access to cutting-edge imaging, genetic and engineering models/facilities to understand mechanisms of bone repair and regeneration.

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4/11/2023  Steve Georas Laboratory of Steve N. Georas, M.D.

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Steve N. Georas, M.D. at the University of Rochester School of Medicine. The laboratory studies airway epithelial dysfunction in asthma, with a focus on epithelial barrier dysfunction. We are seeking a highly motivated M.D. or Ph.D. with excellent communication skills and prior experience in epithelial cell biology.

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3/16/2023  Dr. Hugh Xia Neuroscience

Postdoctoral researcher positions funded by NIH are available to study synaptic mechanisms underlying intellectual disability, epilepsy and early onset Parkinsonism.

We use transgenic mouse models, including lines mimicking human de novo mutation, for these studies. We also use lentivirus injection, in combination with (flox/+) mice or shRNA knockdown to study the effect of many human de novo mutations in protein phosphatases on synaptic functions. More information on our research can be found on our website: https://www.urmc.rochester.edu/labs/Xia-Lab.aspx.

Required Qualifications: • PhD in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, Physiology or other related field or MD. Candidate with experience in mouse studies and/or cellular electrophysiology is preferred. Candidate with more than 5 years of postdoctoral experience will be eligible for the research scientist title.

Applicant Instructions: Interested candidates should send the CV and names of three references to Dr. Hugh Xia, email:  Houhui_Xia@URMC.Rochester.edu. Position will remain open until filled.

3/9/2023  Farran Briggs, Ph.D. Neuroscience

New post-doctoral positions are available immediately for outstanding candidates in visual systems neuroscience
 

Two NIH-funded positions available to work on the following projects:

  1. Developing novel virus-mediated circuit tracing & optogenetic manipulation methods for targeting visual cortico-cortical circuits in NHPs
  2. Utilizing virus-mediated optogenetic manipulation to study corticothalamic circuits in NHPs
     

Both projects involve collaborations with labs at the University of Rochester as well as with Drs. Pasupathy & Bair at the University of Washington, providing opportunities for cross-lab/institutional training and experiences. Applicants should have strong practical knowledge of visual system neurophysiology. Candidates with prior experience with optogenetics, virus-mediated circuit tracing, and/or neuroanatomy in NHPs are especially encouraged to apply. Competitive salary and benefits that conform to NIH requirements will be offered, commensurate with experience. Applicants from backgrounds less well represented in neuroscience are strongly encouraged to apply.

To apply, send a letter of application, CV, and the names of three references to:
Farran Briggs, Ph.D. 
Associate Professor of Neuroscience and Brain & Cognitive Sciences

Farran_briggs@urmc.rochester.edu

2/20/2023

Peng Yao

Yao laboratory

Postdoctoral Associate Position from University of Rochester Medical Center

A full-time postdoctoral associate position is available in Dr. Peng Yao’s laboratory in Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Research in the Yao laboratory focuses on the roles of RNA-binding proteins and noncoding RNAs in cardiovascular health and disease.

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2/16/2023 Paul Dunman & Rachel Wozniak Microbiology & Immunology

Two Post-Doctoral trainee positions are available at the University of Rochester within the Department of Microbiology and Immunology to support research in antimicrobial drug discovery and development. Successful applicants should have a strong background in microbiology, translational research, molecular genetics, and/or analysis of pre-clinical or complex datasets.

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2/7/2023

Dr. Stephen Hammes

Department/Lab is Department of Medicine- Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism

Postdoctoral positions are available in the laboratory of Stephen R Hammes, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism at the University of Rochester School of Medicine.

 The laboratory studies steroid hormone production and signaling at basic and translational levels, with a focus on the roles of steroids and the immune microenvironment in steroid-sensitive cancers such as prostate and lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).  The lab also studies androgen effects in the ovary.  A highly motivated M.D. or Ph.D. with training in molecular biology and experience in handling mice is required.  Please send a CV and cover letter to stephen_hammes@urmc.rochester.edu.