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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.

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  • To post a postdoctoral position here, email Samantha Schmidt with the position details.
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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


Antti Seppo, PhD and Kirsi Jarvinen, MD PhD


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.

Allergy/Immunology Postdoctoral Position

6/7/17 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

5/26/17 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

5/18/17 Dr. Edward Schwarz Center for Musculoskeletal Research in the Department of Orthopaedics

NIH funded postdoctoral  position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Edward Schwarz in the Center for Musculoskeletal Research in the Department of Orthopaedics. The laboratory is interested in Osteoimmunology and automated histomorphometry, specifically in bone repair and regeneration.

Full Schwarz Lab Postdoctoral Position Description


 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


Benjamin Miller, Ph.D

Dr. Miller Lab Website

Optics, Biomedical Engineering, and Dermatology

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the field of Integrated Photonic Sensing via the AIM Photonics project. The University of Rochester invites applications from those interested in the design and testing of optical sensors based on an integrated silicon photonics platform.

Full Miller Lab Postdoctoral Position Description

4/19/2017 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

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3/30/2017 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

3/30/2017 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.

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3/8/2017 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


Dr. Hugh Xia

Dr. Xia Lab Website

Pharmacology and Physiology

Postdoctoral researcher positions funded by NSF, NIH grants, and University startup funds are available in the study of synaptic plasticity and circuitry underlying anxiety, depression, and many other brain functions/dysfunctions.

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2/28/2017 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

2/2/2017 Public Health Sciences

A post-doctoral position is immediately available in the NIH funded lab of Dr. Elaine L Hill in the Department of Public Health Sciences to study the health consequences of shale gas development. Fields of interest include epidemiology, biostatistics, economics or another health related field. The successful candidate will have skills in analysis of large environmental and health related data sets utilizing statistical programming (e.g. SAS, STATA or R).

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1/31/2017 Biochemistry and Biophysics

A post-doctoral position is immediately available in the laboratory of Joshua Munger, who holds appointments in the Departments of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). Our laboratory couples LC-MS/MS based analysis with molecular genetic approaches to elucidate the mechanisms through which Human Cytomegalovirus (HCMV) manipulates the cellular environment to ensure productive infection. Available projects in the lab include: 1) Identify how HCMV manipulates cellular metabolic regulation to support infection; and, 2) Determine how HCMV modulates innate immunity to support both lytic and latent infection.

Full Munger Lab Position Description

1/16/2017 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

12/8/2016 Pediatrics

“Roles of PRMT1 and EYA1 in Regulation of MYCN in Neuroblastoma”

The Department of Pediatrics has a Postdoctoral position available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Nina F. Schor, MD, PhD. 

Position Summary: Designs, carries out, and interprets results of laboratory studies in molecular and cellular pharmacology under general guidance of a research faculty member and with latitude for exercising independent judgment.  Writes or contributes to the writing of the first drafts of scientific manuscripts for submission for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Full Schor Lab Position Description


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.

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10/10/2016 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.

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9/2/2016 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

8/31/2016 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


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


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