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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.

  • 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 Stephen Naum with the position details.
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10/25/2016 Center for Oral Biology, Department of Biomedical Genetics

A Postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Catherine Ovitt, Department of Biomedical Genetics, in the Center for Oral Biology at the University of Rochester. Current research projects include the homeostasis and regeneration of salivary, lacrimal and olfactory glands; radiation damage and radioprotective strategies for the salivary glands; and cell-based therapies for salivary gland dysfunction.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Medicine - Endocrinology and Metabolism

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Aritro Sen, PhD in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Department of Medicine in The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, Rochester NY. The major focus of the lab is to study the mechanism of hormone actions in the ovary under normal and pathophysiological conditions and to identify novel targeted treatment strategies for infertility problems. Full Position Description

8/3/2016 Center for Vaccine Biology and Immunology

A postdoctoral position is available in the Elliott Lab to study the impact of cell death on the outcome of acute and chronic tissue inflammation. This project will specifically investigate the molecular and cellular interactions that regulate the immune response of tissue-resident macrophages to dying cells and how these interactions shape the initiation and resolution of inflammation in vivo.

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6/20/2016 Department of Biomedical Engineering & Center for Musculoskeletal Research

Multiple postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and the Center for Musculoskeletal Research at the University of the Rochester. Potential projects are in the areas of tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, stem cell and developmental biology, and wound healing, with focus on tendons and ligaments. The candidates will work with a multidisciplinary team of biologists, engineers, and orthopaedic surgeons.

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6/13/2016 Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute

A full-time postdoctoral fellow position is available in Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute. Dr. Peng Yao will start to work as a tenure track Assistant Professor on September 1st, 2016. Research in the Yao laboratory focuses on the roles of noncoding RNAs (miRNA, mRNA 3’UTR and others) in cardiac system and cardiovascular disease.

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4/22/2016 Biochemistry and Biophysics, Center for RNA Biology

A postdoctoral position is available in the lab of Dr. Xin Li, which seeks to understand RNA regulation in reproduction and the molecular mechanisms of infertility.  We are seeking a highly motivated individual to apply bioinformatic approaches to basic and clinical questions. 

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Jinjiang Pang, B.Med., Ph.D.


Aab Cardiovascular Research Institute

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

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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.

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3/7/2016 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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1/27/2016 School of Nursing

A postdoctoral research position is available to study behavioral and biomedical approaches to HIV prevention and treatment. The successful candidate will work with senior faculty in HIV prevention at the School of Nursing.  Candidates must have a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, or equivalent) and prior expertise in HIV prevention science with evidence of submitted or published scientific articles.

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Pediatrics – Neonatology

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the O’Reilly lab to investigate how the oxygen environment at birth influences stem cells controlling lung alveolar development and regeneration.  Successful candidates must have a PhD and/or MD degree, and have training in developmental biology, stem cell biology, and/or tissue regeneration.  Experience with lung biology, fluorescence activated cell-sorting, epigenomics, and/or metabolomics is a plus.

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Infectious Diseases


A 2-year postdoctoral position is available in the Kobie lab to study basic and translational B cell biology.  The position will support NIH-funded research to dissect and exploit the B cell response for optimal protection from pathogens and treatment of cancer.  The ideal candidate will have a PhD in immunology or related field with a strong background in molecular and cellular biology and experience with flow cytometry, fluorescent microscopy, and bioinformatics.

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