Skip to main content
Explore URMC

SMD Logo

menu
Education / Postdoctoral Affairs / Postdoc Jobs at URMC

Postdoc Jobs at URMC

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.

  • To find out more about a postdoctoral position, please email or call the listed contact.
  • To learn more about working at the URMC, visit our online Trainee Handbook.
  • To post a postdoctoral position here, email Damaris Cruz with the position details.
Date Added Contact Department Description
2/1/2018 Ruchira Singh Stem Cell and Disease Modeling Laboratory

A NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in the Stem Cell and Disease Modeling Laboratory at University of Rochester to study the role of extracellular matrix (ECM) alterations in macular degeneration. The specific focus of this project would include matrix metalloproteinase activity and regulation, ECM turnover and its impact on the function of retinal pigment epithelium and retinal pigment epithelium-vascular interaction.

Full Singh Lab Postdoctoral Position Description

2/1/2018 Catherine Ovitt Center for Oral Biology

Postdoctoral position available.

NIH funded postdoctoral fellowship position is available to study Tissue Homeostasis and Regeneration in salivary and lacrimal gland.

Current research projects include:  the molecular and cellular basis of radiation damage and radioprotective strategies for the salivary glands; development of a bioengineered tissue chip for in vitro drug screening of
salivary gland cells; mechanisms of aging and senescence in the glands;  and cell-based therapies for salivary gland dysfunction.

Applicants must hold a Ph.D. and/or an M.D.degree, and have less than five years postdoctoral experience. Preference will be given to individuals with expertise in genetics, animal models, stem cells, developmental biology, and molecular biology. 

Application, including cover letter, CV, and names of three references should be submitted to: Dr. Catherine Ovitt

Postdoctoral Position in Ovitt Lab

1/11/2018 Robert Quivey Center for Oral Biology

NIH funded Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available to study the pathophysiology of the oral bacterium Streptococcus mutans. Areas of interest include stress adaptive mechanisms, interaction with other oral microbial species, interaction with the oral yeast Candida albicans, or the development of new therapeutic approaches to prevent the initiation/advancement of dental caries.

Priority will be given to candidates with a recent PhD degree and experience in microbial cultivation, bacterial genetics, and elucidation of molecular pathways. Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible as this is a NRSA funded position.

Please submit your application including a cover letter, CV, and names of three references to: Dr. Robert Quivey

1/10/2018 Wei Hsu, PhD Biomedical Genetics

Morphogenetic Signaling Network in Development and Disease

NIH funded Postdoctoral Fellowship position is available to study Morphogenetic Signaling Pathways in Development and Disease. Areas of interests include craniofacial morphogenesis, skeletal development, neural development and degeneration, congenital deformities. Projects focus on molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying development of lineage-specific stem/progenitor cells, tissue repair and regeneration, and stem cells-based therapies. Priority will be given to candidates with recent PhD degree and experience in developmental genetics, stem cell biology, skeletal development and disease. Only US citizens and permanent residents are eligible as this is a NRSA funded position.

Full Hsu Lab Postdoctoral Position Description

1/4/2018 Juilee Thakar, PhD Microbiology and Immunology

The ideal candidate will have a PhD in quantitative fields including statistics, mathematics and physics, and strong programming skills. Good understanding of Immunology is preferable but not required. The candidate should have experience in analyzing high-throughput genomic datasets.

Full Thakar Lab Postdoctoral Position Description

12/20/2017 Jacques Robert Microbiology and Immunology

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jacques Robert in the department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Rochester NY, to study the complex roles of distinct Xenopus tadpole and adult macrophage subsets in host immune defenses, as well as in viral persistence and dissemination during ranavirus infections. The project will involve the development of reverse genetic approach (CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing and RNA interference by tansgenesis), whole animal intravital and cell imaging analysis as well as generation and characterization of recombinant viruses.

Full Robert Lab Postdoctoral Position Description

12/19/2017 Arshad Rahman Pediatrics

Qualified applicants should have a recent PhD or MD/PhD degree. The successful candidate is highly motivated, has effective bench, leadership and interpersonal skills; works well in a team-oriented culture and has effective oral and written communication skills. Salary is commensurate with experience and based on current NIH guidelines.

Full Pediatrics Postdoctoral Position Description

12/19/2017 David Topham Microbiology and Immunology

A postdoctoral position in influenza virology and immunology is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. David Topham in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology, at University of Rochester, NY. The position requires a PhD in a relevant field, and less than 5 years of postdoctoral experience. We encourage intellectual development through mentoring, and would support a path towards becoming an independent investigator. The position is available for 12 months initially with the possibility of renewal for one or more years, depending on the performance.

Full Influenza/RNA Virologist Postdoctoral Position Description

12/19/2017 URMCGlobalNeurology@gmail.com Neurology

Position: Clinical Research Fellowship in Global Health (2 years) The University of Rochester Department of Neurology seeks a physician interested in developing a clinical research career addressing health conditions contributing substantially to the neuropsychiatric burden of disease in resource limited, tropical settings. Projects associated with the Fellowship involve both children and adults in sub-Saharan Africa and conditions under study include epilepsy, malaria, HIV and neuroinfectious diseases common in this setting. Expertise in clinical epidemiology, clinical trials and regulatory science will be further developed as part of this fellowship which will also include substantial work in the field with hands on clinical care and medical education embedded within clinical research activities.

Applicants should be physicians who have completed a residency in Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Child Neurology, Psychiatry or Family Medicine who can obtain medical licensure in New York and the host African countries. It is anticipated that the fellowship will require several months working internationally. Interested candidates should forward their CV, a letter of interest and the names of 3 references to URMCGlobalNeurology@gmail.com.

The University of Rochester is an Equal Opportunity Employer

12/19/2017 Rashid Deane Department of Neuroscience

Position: Rashid Deane at the University of Rochester School of Medicine seeks an enthusiastic and skilled researcher to join our team. The post-doctoral position is NIH funded. Projects involve using MRI and fluorescence (NR) imaging the brains of mice (Alzheimer’s disease model) in vivo, analyzing brain section and samples (fluorescence, ELISA and Western blots). Methods include but not limited to analysis of CSF and ISF distribution of macromolecules in the aging brain. These projects include collaborations with Drs. Edmund Kwok, Jianhui and Ron Wood. The postdoc will also work with a technician.

Candidate: Eligible applicants will have (or about to receive) a PhD or MD/PhD in physiology, pharmacology, cell biology, neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline and have experience in brain imaging and analysis (MRI and fluorescence), Western blot analysis, ELISA, small animal surgery and two-photon imaging. Candidates with mathematical/data analysis backgrounds, and interests in disease modeling and interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply.

Full Deane Lab Description

12/19/2017 Xin Li Department of Urology

Position: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Xin Li, Assistant Professor at the University of Rochester Center for RNA Biology, Genome to Therapeutics, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and Department of Urology. Research in the Li Lab is at the interface of reproductive and RNA biology.

Required Qualifications:

  • A recent Ph.D. or equivalent experience
  • At least one first-author publication
  • Good communication and organization skills
  • A background on spermiogenesis, stem cell culture, or in vitro fertilization is preferred

Full Li Lab Position Description

12/19/2017 Krishnan Padmanabhan

Department of Neuroscience (Research)

Position: Krishnan Padmanabhan at the University of Rochester School of Medicine seeks 2 enthusiastic and skilled researchers to join our team.  Both post-doctoral positions are NIH funded. Projects involve using induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) transplanted into mouse to model neurological and psychiatric diseases. Methods include iPSC based culture, multi-photon in vivo imaging, and electrophysiology in awake behaving mice to characterize neural structure and activity patterns in engrafted iPSC-derived neurons. These projects include possible collaborations with human patient researchers and theoretical neuroscientists.

Candidate: Eligible applicants will have (or about to receive) a PhD  or MD/PhD in stem cell biology, neuroscience, computer science, biomedical engineering, or a related discipline and have experience in iPSC-based methods for neuroscience, small animal electrophysiology, two-photon imaging or neural activity analysis. Candidates with programming (MATLAB/Python), mathematical/data analysis backgrounds, and interests in disease modeling and interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply.

Full Padmanabhan Lab Position Description

12/19/2017

Xinping Zhang, MD, PhD

Center for Musculoskeletal Research

Postdoc positions are available in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The successful candidates will participate in research projects recently funded by NIH. The projects involve using 2-photon live imaging platform to understand the molecular and cellular mechanism involved in skeletal healing, with emphasis on the interactions between vascular progenitors and mesenchymal progenitors during skeletal repair and regeneration.

Full Center for Musculoskeletal Research Postdoc Positions Description

12/19/2017

Dmitri Ermolenko

Biochemistry and Biophysics A postdoctoral position is immediately available in Dmitri Ermolenko’s laboratory (School of Medicine, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, USA). The lab is using a combination of biochemical and biophysical approaches including single-molecule FRET microscopy to study the role of secondary structure of mRNA in regulation of translation initiation and elongation in bacteria and eukaryotes. Postdoctoral candidates that recently (within last five years) obtained PhD degree in biochemistry, molecular biology or biophysics are encouraged to apply. Please send cover letter, CV and 3 references to Dmitri Ermolenko
12/19/2017

Minsoo Kim, Ph.D.

Kim Lab

David H. Smith Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology

Two positions are available immediately for outstanding candidates in the broad area of cancer immunology and immunotherapy. Our NIH-funded projects study dynamic immune reactions at the tumor sites using state-of-the-art optic microscopy systems including multiphoton intravital microscopy and optogenetics.

Full Postdoctoral Research Fellows Positions Description

12/19/2017

Gail Johnson

Laboratory of Dr. Gail V. W. Johnson

Anesthesiology Department

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Gail V. W. Johnson in the Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. The overall focus of the lab is on the molecular mechanisms of neurodegeneration with an emphasis on Alzheimer’s disease and central nervous system (CNS) injury.  The current project is on elucidating selective autophagy mechanisms in neurons that mediate tau clearance and how these processes are altered during aging. Individuals who are passionate about research, enjoy exploring new areas of investigation and have a background in molecular and cellular studies are encouraged to apply. A background in molecular neurobiology and experience with primary neuronal cultures is preferred.

Full Johnson Lab Position Description

12/19/2017

Irfan Rahman, PhD

Rahman Lab Website
Department of Environmental Medicine

Postdoctoral position available to investigate mitochondrial dysfunction in lung inflammation.

Full Rahman Lab Postdoc Position Description
12/19/2017

Antti Seppo, PhD and Kirsi Jarvinen, MD PhD

Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics has an opening for a Postdoctoral position.  We are particularly interested in candidates with graduate or post-graduate level expertise in research on mucosal immunology, adaptive immunity, food allergy or other atopic diseases, or alternatively expertise on other areas of biomedical research that will be applicable to the abovementioned areas. Our projects focus on understanding factors predisposing to atopic diseases with an overall goal of food allergy prevention.

This project will utilize experimental models of immune activation in the context of mucosal exposure, breast milk immune factors and tolerance development. This project will also investigate the homeostasis of mucosal immune system and microbiome.

Allergy/Immunology Postdoctoral Position

12/19/2017 Pharmacology and Physiology

Two postdoctoral researcher positions funded by NIH grants and University startup are available in the laboratory of Dr. Tingting Yang to study the structure and function of ion channels, and human diseases caused by mutation/dysfunction of ion channels.

Yang Lab Postdoctoral Researcher Positions
12/19/2017

Biomedical Genetics & Wilmot Cancer Institute

The Land Lab at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Rochester, New York is recruiting a postdoctoral research associate with expertise in the broad area of cancer biology. The successful candidate will benefit from a multidisciplinary research community and state of the art infrastructure at URMC.   The scientific interests pursued in the laboratory of Hartmut (Hucky) Land PhD include oncogene cooperativity, cancer cell metabolism, cancer stem cell biology and metastasis, signal transduction and systems biology.

Full Cancer Biology
Postdoctoral Position Description

12/19/2017 Surgery (Research)

An NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in the Vascular Biology research laboratory of Dr. Eileen M. Redmond at the University of Rochester Medical Center. This laboratory, within the Surgery Research Division, investigates the cardiovascular system as a biological target for alcohol using a combination of cell culture and mouse models. Current projects are focused on Notch and Hedgehog signaling.

Full Redmond Lab Postdoctoral Position Description

12/19/2017

Neuroscience

We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled researcher to join our team at the Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab based in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Rochester Medical Center. The successful candidate will oversee recruitment and the collection of fMRI data for a NIH-funded longitudinal study of brain development known as the ABCD study. He or she will ensure that all data is collected with rigorous quality standards by coordinating a team of technicians. He or she will also pursue lines of research related to fMRI in individuals with developmental disorders or learning disabilities and provide guidance to incoming graduate students interested in working with fMRI.

Full Postdoctoral Researcher Position Description

12/19/2017 Department of Biomedical Genetics & the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute

A Postdoctoral position is available in the Department of Biomedical Genetics and the Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center working with Drs. Mark Noble and Chris Proschel. The successful candidate will perform in vivo experiments related to development of new treatments for spinal cord injury.    Work will involve behavioral analyses and  histological analyses on injured spinal cords.

Full Spinal Cord Injury Postdoctoral Position Description

12/19/2017 Environmental Medicine

An NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. B. Paige Lawrence in the Department of Environmental Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry. We study how environmental factors shape the development and function of the immune system. One of our current focus areas is elucidating how a transcriptional regulator called the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) controls hematopoietic stem cell (HSC) proliferation, quiescence, and the generation of lineage committed progeny. Dedicated individuals with an inquiring mind and a background in immunology, stem cell biology, pharmacology, or toxicology are encouraged to apply. Experience with cellular and molecular biology, stem cell biology, mouse genetics, imaging analyses, and/or epigenetics is preferred.

Full NIH Funded Lawrence Lab Postdoc Description

12/19/2017

Pharmacology and Physiology

Postdoctoral researcher positions funded by NSF, NIH grants and start-up are available to study the molecular and signaling mechanisms of synaptic plasticity in hippocampal, cortical and amygdala neurons, with direct relevance to experience-dependent brain functions such as learning, memory and anxiety. We use electrophysiological recordings, two-photon and confocal imaging, biochemistry, molecular biology and behavioral assays to address critical questions in synaptic plasticity field.

Full Postdoctoral Researcher Position Description

12/19/2017 John Elfar, MD and Mark Noble, Phd Center for Musculoskeletal Research and the Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine Institute

A Postdoctoral positon is available in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research and the Stem Cell Regenerative Medicine Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center working with Drs. John Elfar and Mark Noble. The successful candidate will perform in vivo and in vitro experiments to support a clinically translatable pool of data in peripheral neurotrauma. Work will involve histological analyses on nerve and muscle tissue in addition to in vivo and in vitro experiments on nerve and muscle.

Postdoctoral Research Position to Study Peripheral Nerve and Musculoskeletal Regeneration Through Drug Re-purposing

12/19/2017 Laurie Steiner, M.D. Pediatrics

An NIH funded position is available in the Steiner laboratory, a collaborative laboratory that studies epigenetics in the context of erythropoiesis.  The average adult makes 2-3 million red blood cells per second to maintain steady state and avoid anemia.  The Steiner lab combines cell culture and mouse models with high throughput genomics assays to study this essential process.

Full Steiner Lab Postdoctoral Fellow Position Description

12/19/2017

 Jinjiang Pang, Ph.D

Pang Lab Website

Medicine, Cardiology 

NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available to study the molecular mechanisms of angiogenesis as it relates to tissue repair, organ development and tumor growth

Full Pang Lab Postdoctoral Position Description

12/19/2017 Dr. David Maclean Pharmacology & Physiology

Postdoctoral researcher position funded by NIH grant and University startup is available to study the biophysical properties of ion channels. We will be investigating structure-function relationships in glutamate receptors and acid sensing ion channels using a combination of electrophysiology with fast perfusion, kinetic modelling, fluorescence spectroscopy and structural biological techniques

Full Postdoctoral Researcher Position description

12/19/2017 Carolyn Jones, M.D.

 

Department of Surgery

A postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Thoracic and Foregut Surgery Department at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. A Research Postdoctoral Associate (Research Fellow) provides a one or two year funded opportunity for clinical research in a thriving academic setting.  Candidates have the opportunity to conduct clinical outcomes research in a wide-spectrum of foregut and pulmonary pathology, and gain exposure to esophageal motility diagnostic studies in the motility lab.

Full postdoctoral research fellow description

12/19/2017 Microbiology and Immunology

Post-doctoral fellowships are available in the Program for Advanced Immune Bioimaging at the University of Rochester Medical Center in the laboratories of Drs Deborah Fowell, Minsoo Kim, David Topham and Jim Miller. The projects are funded by a grant from the US National Institutes of Health and will study immune function in situ at sites of infection and inflammation.

Full Position Description

12/19/2017 Stephen R Hammes, M.D., Ph.D. Endocrinology and Metabolism

 A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Stephen R Hammes, M.D., Ph.D. in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester NY. The laboratory is interested in how inflammation and hormones promote cancer cell growth. The laboratory has two primary projects: Inflammation & Androgens in Prostate Cancer, and Estrogens & Inflammation in Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM).

Full Hammes Lab Position Description

12/19/2017 Neurosurgery and Oncology

Post-doctoral fellowship available in computational biology/bioinformatics. The position is in the School of Medicine and Dentistry at University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, NY. The postdoc fellow will be responsible for analyzing high-throughput (epi)genetic data and integration with clinical data of glioblastoma (GBM), the most malignant and death-cause brain tumor in the world.

Full Computational Biology/Bioinformatics Fellowship Description

12/19/2017 Environmental Medicine

One NIH-funded postdoctoral position is available immediately in Environmental Medicine- in the laboratory of Dr. Irfan Rahman to investigate the cellular and molecular mechanisms of oxidant-mediated cellular senescence in the lungs with special emphasis on redox signaling, exosome biology, mitochondrial dysfunction, and inflammation.

Full Environmental Medicine Position Description

12/19/2017 Microbiology and Immunology

A postdoctoral research position is immediately available in the laboratory of Luis Martinez-Sobrido in The Department of Microbiology and Immunology at University of Rochester. Research will focus on developing new technologies to evaluate influenza virus vaccine approaches and applying this knowledge to the optimization of influenza vaccines.

Full Martinez-Sobrido Position Description

12/19/2017 Department of Surgery

The Cancer Control and Psychoneuroimmunology Laboratory (CCPL) within the Department of Surgery at the University of Rochester Medical School and Wilmot Cancer Institute (WCI) is seeking exceptional candidates for a Post-Doctoral Associate position in the area of clinical (patient-oriented) cancer control and survivorship research.  The position is available immediately and fully funded at a very competitive salary for a period of 2-3 years. The successful applicant will work directly with the Laboratory Principal Investigator, Dr. Michelle Janelsins, and be part of an internationally renowned multidisciplinary cancer control research team comprised of oncologists, epidemiologists, immunologists, neuroscientists, clinical psychologists and biostatisticians among others.

Full Position Description

12/19/2017 Neuroscience

We are seeking an enthusiastic and skilled researcher to join our team at the Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab based in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Our lab is pursuing lines of multisensory research in a variety of human clinical populations and murine models. We are looking for someone skilled in data analysis to assist our team with higher level signal processing workflows while starting some exciting new lines of research.

Full Cognitive Neurophysiology Lab Position Description

12/19/2017 CTSI

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking outstanding candidates for a new Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. The position will begin January 1, 2017 and is fully funded for a one-year period. A second position is anticipated for mid-May, 2017. The program goal is to produce a cadre of interdisciplinary researchers, trained in team science and competency-based skills, who can conceptualize research across the translational continuum from basic research through population health. Fellows will choose one of three tracks: Electronic Health Record as a Resource for Research; National, Regional and Local Database Analytics; and Population Health Behavior Change.

Full CTSI Position Description

12/19/2017

Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI)

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is available in the Berk laboratory at the Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) in the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Two NIH-funded projects will elucidate the mechanisms by which oxidative stress and inflammation contribute to vascular pathology, including aneurysms, atherosclerosis (coronary and carotid arteries), and hypertension.

Full Berk Lab Position Description

12/19/2017

Center for Musculoskeletal Research

Two postdoc positions are available to participate in NIH-funded research projects involving the use of multiphoton microscopy as a live imaging platform to characterize the behavior and cell fate of vascular progenitors and mesenchymal progenitors during skeletal repair and regeneration. The study integrates bone tissue engineering, vascular biology, and skeletal biology. The successful candidates must have a MD or PhD degree in biomedical science with published experience in molecular biology, cell biology and transgenic animal work.

Full Center for Musculoskeletal Research Position Description