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RocDocs - University of Rochester Post-Doctoral Career Advancement Opportunity
September 18-20, 2019

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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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Date Added Contact Department Description
7/8/2019 Dr. Isaac Sundar

Environmental Medicine

NIH-funded Postdoctoral positions are available immediately in Department of Environmental Medicine for outstanding candidate to investigate the molecular signaling mechanisms in the broad area of chronic inflammatory lung disease. Our NIH-funded project is focused on understanding the novel role of circadian clock in the pathophysiology of allergic asthma using state-of-the-art in vitro and in vivo models including genetic and pharmacological approaches
 

Full Environmental Medicine Postdoc Description

6/21/2019  Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D. Biochemistry and Biophysics

Postdoctoral Position in Chromatin Structure and Function

Position Description: The research group of Dr. Jeffrey J Hayes at the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester, New York is seeking a candidate for Postdoctoral Associate position. The broad interests of the lab are in chromatin structure and function. We use biochemical and biophysical techniques to understand the mechanism of chromatin remodeling, internucleosomal histone tail interactions, functions of linker histones and HMG proteins, and effect of histone PTMs on chromatin structure.

Qualifications: The candidate should hold a recent Ph.D. degree, be author of at least one first author peer-reviewed publication and have a strong background in biochemistry and molecular biology. Experience with gene cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, protein expression and purification are required and. Prior experience in the biochemistry of histone proteins and chromatin is preferred.

To Apply: Interested candidates can send an email to Jeffrey Hayes, Ph.D. with a CV, names of three references, and a summary of previous research experience and future interests.

6/18/2019

Dr. Robert C. Griggs

Department of Neurology

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship in Mild Traumatic Brain Injury and Concussion

The Experimental Therapeutics fellowship (NS-07338) at the University of Rochester is looking for a post-doctoral fellow to begin July 1, 2019. The Bazarian Lab at the UR is in a position to serve as primary research mentor for the successful candidate with an interest in mild traumatic brain injury.

Under the guidance of the faculty of the Experimental Therapeutics fellowship, the postdoctoral fellow will carry out research that advances knowledge focused on the development and assessment of objective biochemical, neuroimaging, and physiologic indicators of disrupted brain structure and function after mild traumatic brain injury (concussion) and repetitive head impacts. The UR Experimental Therapeutics fellowship is an NIH-funded fellowship specifically aimed at developing clinical and translational researchers in neurology.

Full Position Description

6/7/2019 Elena Rustchenko Department of Biochemsitry and Biophysics

Postdoctoral position – Evolution of echinocandin drug resistance – University of Rochester

A postoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Elena Rustchenko in the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Rochester.  Studies will focus on mechanisms that are responsible for the increased tolerance to echinocandin drugs subsequently leading to true resistance in Candida albicans.  Applicants should have a Ph.D. in an area related to molecular and cell biology, biochemistry or microbiology.  Experience with C. albicans is preferred.

Please send a cover letter detailing motivation and research interests, a concise summary of previous research activities, a complete CV and contact information for three referees to Elena Rustchenko

6/6/2019

Peng Yao, Ph.D.

Department of Medicine

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. We aim to understand how translational regulation of protein synthesis influence cardiac health and disease and provide new insights into discovery of novel therapeutic approaches to treat heart disease. This position represents an opportunity to join a top-rated biomedical research campus. We are looking for candidates with experiences or interest in following areas: cardiac biology, vascular biology, cardiovascular disease, RNA biology, gene regulation, bioinformatic data analysis, and genetic and disease animal models.

Full Yao Lab Description

5/29/2019 Jim Miller Microbiology and Immunology

An NIH funded postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Jim Miller in the Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology. The project involves a proteomics approach to identifying proximal signaling pathways upregulated during CD28 signaling. The project will utilize proximity labeling and mass spec analysis to identify proteins that are selectively associated with CD28 during signaling.

Full Miller Lab Description

5/8/2019

Yi-Fen Lee, Ph.D. yifen_lee@urmc.rochester.edu

Urology

Postdoctoral position available in the lab of Yi-Fen Lee, Ph.D., Professor of Urology at the University of Rochester. Dr. Lee’s lab studies the roles of tumor derived extracellular vesicles in cancer development, progression and response to immunotherapy and chemotherapy with a focus on urological cancers. A highly motivated Ph.D. with experience in molecular biology and mouse handling is especially encouraged to apply.

Full Lee Lab Position Description

4/30/2019 Dr. Matthew Rand, Ph.D.  matthew_rand@urmc.rochester.edu Environmental Medicine

A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Matthew D. Rand, Ph.D., in the Department of Environmental Medicine, University of Rochester School of Medicine. Research projects focus on characterizing mechanisms by which methylmercury (MeHg), a legacy environmental neurotoxicant, disrupts myogenesis, muscle differentiation and neuromuscular development.  Our studies contribute to understanding the risks posed by early life and chronic MeHg exposure that comes with eating fish.

Full Rand Lab Position Description

4/18/2019 Minsoo Kim, Ph.D. Microbiology & 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 MBI Postdoc Positions Description

4/15/2019 Benjamin Korman Medicine

A postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology Division of the Department of Medicine at the University of Rochester. We are interested in a postdoctoral candidate with research experience in both molecular biology, biochemistry, and animal work. The position is funded for up to three years and will focus on vascular and fibrotic outcomes in systemic sclerosis (scleroderma) using a combination of in vitro and in vivo techniques. Two specific areas of emphasis will include (i) assessment and modulation of dermal fibrosis through perturbations in molecular pathways related to adipogenesis and (ii) characterization and modulation of the complement pathway in pulmonary arterial hypertension.

Full AIR Postdoc Description

3/19/2019 Mai-Dixon, Natalie J Neuroscience

A postdoctoral position is available in the Pain and Perceptions laboratory of Dr. Paul Geha at The University of Rochester Medical Center, a nonprofit research institute. The post-doctoral candidate will be examining the neurobiological basis of pain and analgesia, brain physiology of reward including food and opioid-based substances in healthy and chronic pain patients.

Full  Geha Lab Postdoctoral Position Description

3/18/2019 Dr. Hugh Xia

Physiology

Postdoctoral researcher positions funded by NIH and foundation grants are available to study synaptic plasticity mechanisms underlying intellectual disability, anxiety, depression and many other brain functions/dysfunctions.

 

Full Position Description for Xia Lab Postdoc Positions

3/5/2019 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, 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 microscopy. Candidates with mathematical/data analysis backgrounds, and interests in disease modeling and interdisciplinary research are especially encouraged to apply.

Full Deane Lab Description

3/5/2019

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

3/5/2019 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

3/5/2019 Michael Elliott Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology (CVBI), Elliott Lab

We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated, and team-oriented postdoctoral fellow who shares our passion for basic and translational science and who seeks to work, learn and grow in a very positive, supportive, innovative, and productive lab environment.  Our lab is particularly interested in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms of macrophage phagocytosis and inflammatory responses in cancer and aging in order to identify novel therapeutic interventions to treat cancer and other inflammation-related diseases. Our approaches to investigate these processes utilize human and mouse models of disease and employ state-of-the-art genetic, molecular and imaging approaches. This position is for up to 3 years and is funded by multiple grants from the National Institutes of Health and other sources. Work will be carried out in the Elliott Lab in the Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology (CVBI). The outstanding faculty, staff and trainees in the CVBI foster a highly interactive and collaborative training experience that provides the setting for innovative immunology research for postdoctoral fellows who seek to further their research careers in immunology.

Full Elliott Lab Position Description

3/1/2019 Zhengwu Zhang, Ph.D.

Biostatistics & Computational Biology

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to work in the field of brain imaging and computational neuroscience. The ideal candidate is expected to develop state of the art statistical and machine learning methods to understand complex neuronal mechanisms behind normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases.  The position will be held in the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology. The main research areas will include: (1) statistical brain imaging analysis; (2) data integration; (3) network analysis; and (4) functional and shape data analysis. The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in research protocol design and data collection related to monitoring cognitive aging and dementia.

Full Biostatistics and Computational Biology
Position Description

2/27/2019 Catherine Kuo Biomedical Engineering, Orthopaedics, and Center for Musculoskeletal Research: Kuo Lab

Postdoctoral positions for biologists (stem cell, immunology, developmental) and/or biomedical engineers are both are available in the Kuo Lab, which is part of the Department of Biomedical Engineering, Department of Orthopaedics, and the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of the Rochester in NY. Candidates will join a multidisciplinary lab of biologists, biomedical engineers, and surgeons. Projects are available in the research areas of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, stem cell and developmental biology, mechanobiology, biomaterials, and scarless wound healing, with focus on musculoskeletal tissues.

Full Kuo Lab Postdoctoral Positions Description

2/27/2019

Please send a cover letter and CV to:

Irfan Rahman, PhD
Professor of Environmental Medicine
University of Rochester Medical Center
Department of Environmental Medicine
Box 850, 601 Elmwood Ave.,
Rochester, NY 14642, United States
Phone: 585 275-6911
 

Environmental Medicine

A Postdoctoral Position Available – OXIDATIVE STRESS AND CELLULAR DYSFUNCTION

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 CELLULAR SENESCENCE AND EXOSOMES in the lungs with special emphasis on redox signaling, mitochondrial dysfunction, and inflammation.

The successful candidate will be utilizing cell culture and animal models. Expertise in cell culture, biochemical and molecular biology techniques and animal work using mouse model is desirable. PhD or MD/PhD in Life Sciences or related field is required. For details: please visit the Rahman Lab Website.

2/27/2019 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

2/27/2019 Wei Hsu, PhD Biomedical Genetics

Two NIH funded positions for Postdoctoral Fellow and Senior Project Research Associate are available to study Morphogenetic Signaling Pathways in Development and Disease. Current areas of investigation include craniofacial and skeletal development, congenital birth defects, aging disorders, and neurodegeneration. These studies focus on elucidation of molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the development of lineage-specific stem/progenitor cells, crosstalk of various cell types, tissue repair and regeneration, and stem cell-based and gene editing therapies. Priority will be given to candidates with expertise in miRNA, posttranslational modification, mitochondrial biology, molecular and cell biology, and developmental genetics.

Full Hsu Lab Postdoctoral Position Description

2/27/19 Andrea Sant Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology

We are looking for a highly motivated, dedicated, and team-oriented postdoctoral fellow who shares our passion for basic and translational science and who seeks to make meaningful contributions to our understanding of the influenza immunology through the analyses of mouse models of vaccination or analyses of human immune responses to influenza vaccination and infection using a variety of experimental approaches.

Full Sant Lab Postdoc Fellow Description

2/27/2019 Michael R. Elliott, Ph.D. Research

This unique mentored postdoctoral research training program combines research training at the University of Rochester (UR) with instruction in critical academic skills, including experiential training in teaching at our partner institution, the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID) and other Colleges at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) with the goal to diversify the nation’s workforce by including Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Scientists. For more information about eligibility and identifying prospective research mentors that align with your research interests and career goals visit www.deafpostdoc.urmc.edu

Full Position Description

2/26/2019 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

2/26/2019 Timothy Baran Imaging Sciences

We are seeking a highly motivated postdoctoral associate to work in the field of brain imaging and computational neuroscience. The overarching goal is for the candidate to develop state of the art machine learning and image processing methods to understand complex neuronal mechanisms behind normal aging and neurodegenerative diseases.  The position will be primarily held in the Department of Imaging Sciences, while jointly sponsored by the CogT Lab (https://www.cogtlab.com/), a clinical neuroscience lab focusing on successful cognitive aging and dementia prevention, and the Department of Biostatistics and Computational Biology. The main research areas will include: (1) statistical brain imaging analysis, focusing on MRI (e.g., structural, functional and diffusional modalities) and PET data; (2) network analysis; (3) theoretical and clinical background on cognitive aging and dementia; (4) image processing algorithm development. The candidate will also have opportunities to participate in research protocol design and data collection related to monitoring cognitive aging and dementia, as well as other imaging-related projects within the Department of Imaging Sciences.

Full Imaging Sciences Postdoc Description

2/26/2019

Deborah Ossip, PhD

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute

The University of Rochester Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) is seeking outstanding candidates for a new Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship. The position will begin August 16th, 2018 and is fully funded for a one-year period. The goal of this Fellowship 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 research tracks: Electronic Health Record as a Resource for Research; National, Regional and Local Database Analytics; or Population Health Behavior Change.

Full CTSI Position Description

2/26/2019 Paula Vertino Wilmot Cancer Institute

The newly established Laboratory of Cancer Genomics in the Wilmot Cancer Institute at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking productive and highly motivated individuals interested in cancer epigenetics/genomics. Current studies make use of molecular genetic and genomic approaches to understand epigenetic control of transcription and its role in phenotypic plasticity, intratumor heterogeneity and the emergence of invasive or drug resistant properties. Translational epigenomics studies in human cancers are focusing on defining epigenomic/genomic signatures associated with environmental exposures and patient outcomes with the goal of identifying novel routes for cancer therapy.

Full Cancer Genomics Lab Position Description
2/26/2019 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

2/26/2019 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

2/26/2019

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

2/26/2019 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

2/26/2019 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

2/25/2019 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

2/25/2019 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

2/25/2019

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
2/21/2019

Dr. Deborah Ossip

Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) at the University of Rochester Medical Center is seeking outstanding candidates for a Population Health Research Postdoctoral Fellowship.  The position is fully funded for a one-year period beginning August 16, 2019.  The goal is 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. 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.  Postdocs will develop and complete a population health research project within an existing research program, and participate in didactic and hands-on training experiences.

Full Population Health Research Position Details

2/8/2019

Dr. Eileen M. Redmond

Redmond Lab

Surgery, Research Division

An NIH funded postdoctoral position is immediately available in the Vascular Biology research laboratory of Dr. Eileen M. Redmond. This laboratory (in the Department of Surgery Research Division, University of Rochester Medical Center), investigates the cardiovascular system as a biological target for alcohol using a combination of in vitro and in vivo models. Current projects, in the context of atherosclerosis, are focused on Notch and Hedgehog signaling, vascular stem cells, and hemodynamic force-induced responses.

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with excellent interpersonal skills, a proactive attitude, good work ethic, and fluency in oral and written English.

Candidate should have recently earned a PhD or MD/PhD degree(s) in physiology, pharmacology, cell biology or related discipline. Strong molecular biological background is required, with experience in cell culture (various vascular, and progenitor stem cells), immunocytochemistry/confocal microscopy, biochemical analyses and/or rodent studies desirable.

Candidates should provide a cover letter briefly describing their research experience, CV, and the contact information of three professional references to

Eileen M Redmond, PhD, Associate Professor
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Ave., Box SURG
Rochester, NY 14642.

1/30/2019

Dr. Dmitri Ermolenko

Ermolenko Lab

Biochemistry & Biophysics

The Ermolenko lab at the University Of Rochester School Of Medicine is looking for a postdoctoral fellow to study the role of the intrinsic closeness of mRNA ends in protein synthesis (please see our recent publication on this topic). We use biochemical approaches and single-molecule fluorescent microscopy. The position is immediately available and will remain open until filled. Applicants with recent PhD in biochemistry or molecular biology are invited to email their CV and cover letter to Dmitri_Ermolenko@URMC.Rochester.edu.