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Apply for a Postdoctoral Position

If you're interested in applying for a postdoctoral position, please e-mail the Principal Investigator (PI) with your interests. Below are some faculty that are searching for postdocs to work in their laboratory.

More about our faculty and their research interests.

Arleen Rifkind, MD (updated 02/2017)

Postdoctoral position available to investigate cell signaling mechanisms following activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AhR) by dioxin and natural AhR ligands, leading to energy failure and metabolic dysregulation. The research is relevant to metabolic diseases as well as environmental toxicology. Expertise in biochemical and molecular biology techniques required. US citizen or permanent resident preferred. Applicant must be available for interview in the US.

Please send a covering letter stating research interests, experience and available start date, resume and names and contact information for three academic references to : arifkind@med.cornell.edu or by mail to:
Dr. Arleen Rifkind
Department of Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue, Room LC401, (Box 70)
New York, NY 10065

Lorraine Gudas, PhD (updated 06/2016)

Postdoctoral positions in the lab of Dr. Lorraine Gudas are available for research on embryonic stem cells, cancer stem cells, and mouse models of cancer. Molecular biology experience and experience working with mice is preferable. Ability to work with a larger research team and contribute to common research goals is required. US Citizens or Permanent Residents preferred, but not required. Competitive salary and benefits offered.

Applications should be sent to: ljgudas@med.cornell.edu or by mail to:
Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas
Department of Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue, Room E409, (Box 70)
New York, NY 10065

Roberto Levi, MD, DSc

A postdoctoral position is available in a cardiovascular pharmacology laboratory studying endogenous modulators of adrenergic neurotransmission in the heart. Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Associate position to investigate the actions of histamine, tissue plasminogen activator, CD39 and a local renin-angiotensin system. Experience necessary: cell culture, Western blotting, PCR, isolated organ perfusion, HPLC. Candidates for this position should possess a doctoral degree in Pharmacology, Physiology or equivalent. US Nationals and Permanent Residents preferred.

Send curriculum vitae with references to:
Roberto Levi, MD, DSc
Professor of Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue, Room LC419, (Box 70)
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-746-6223
Fax: 212-746-8835
E-mail: rlevi@med.cornell.edu

Yueming Li, PhD

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) to study regulated intramembrane proteolysis, signal transduction, and drug target identification. The successful candidate will have expertise in membrane protein biochemistry, proteomics, peptide synthesis or organic chemistry. Please send:
1) Curriculum vitae
2) Brief description of previous training
3) Selected reprints
4) Names of three references

Applications can be sent to liy2@mskcc.org or via mail to:
Dr. Yueming Li
Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, RRL-617A, (Box 459)
New York, NY 10021

Anthony Sauve, PhD

A chemical biology laboratory studying Sir2, CD38 and Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) enzymes invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research positions in the general areas of enzymology and bioorganic chemistry. Responsibilities for one position will include protein expression and purification, enzyme kinetics, and small molecule screening (in vitro and in vivo). The second position will focus on organic synthesis of small molecule effectors for these enzymes and the exploration of enzyme mechanism. Candidates for this position should possess a doctoral degree in bioorganic chemistry.

Send curriculum vitae with references to:
Dr. Anthony Sauve, PhD
Department of Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue, Room LC-216, (Box 70)
New York, NY 10065

Derek S. Tan, PhD

Postdoctoral candidates with experience in organic synthesis should send an application packet including all of the following:

  1. Cover Letter indicating current and future research interests and expected availability date
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Brief summary of previous research experience with figures (2-5 pages)
  4. Reprints of selected publications
  5. Names of three references

Applications can be sent as a single PDF file to tand@mskcc.org

Paraskevi Giannakakou, PhD

Postdoctoral Researcher in Translation Oncology: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Evi Giannakakou, Associate Professor and Director of Laboratory Research in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, at the Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College. We seek an enthusiastic and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join a very interactive and interdisciplinary team. The Giannakakou Lab focuses on studying cancer cell cytoskeletal dynamics and microtubule-dependent cell signaling and trafficking pathways. Research in the Giannakakou Lab is at the interface of basic and translational oncology integrating both preclinical and clinical studies. We thrive to understand the molecular basis of clinical response and resistance to taxanes and other widely used cancer chemotherapy drugs. To translate our basic science discoveries into clinical gains, we have developed new niche expertise in the isolation and molecular characterization of patient-derived circulating tumor cells, which we use as a source of liquid biopsy to study the molecular basis and evolution of clinical drug resistance. The highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment of our group provides unique career development opportunities for the postdoc trainees. Please refer to representative publications for details click here: Nat Commun. (2014) 25;5:5548; Lab Chip (2014) 14(1):147-56; Cancer Res. (2014) 74(8):2270-82. Qualifications: • Ph.D. (less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience) • Strong research background in hematology and cellular/molecular biology • Publications in internationally recognized journals. • Expertise in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell assays, flow cytometry, and animal models is strongly preferred. • Skills in confocal microscopy and live cell imaging are also preferable. To apply: please submit CV, a brief summary of research experience and interests, and contact information for three references in a single pdf file to: Paraskevi Giannakakou Email: pag2015@med.cornell.edu

Diane Felsen, PhD

Postdoctoral position to study the genetics of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia in Zebrafish: The Institute for Pediatric Urology Research Laboratory at Weill Cornell Medical College seeks an outstanding postdoctoral fellow for research seeking to further our understanding of the genetics of Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia (CAH), an autosomal recessive disease, resulting in inherited enzymatic deficiencies in cortisol synthesis. The most common form of CAH is a deficiency in CYP21A2 (21-hydroxylase ), accounting for over 90% of all cases. More than 100 unique mutations have been found in CAH. In Classic CAH, there is a general correlation between genotype and phenotype; however, the clinical manifestations of nonclassic disease are quite variable, suggesting that other factors (genetic, epigenetic or environmental) may affect the phenotypic expression. The current project will be focused on using the zebrafish model to study the complex genetics of CAH. The Division of Pediatric Urology at Weill Cornell has been designated a “Comprehensive Center for Congenital Adrenal Hyperplasia” by the CARES Foundation. As such, we are the premier clinical center in the US for surgical and medical management of CAH patients. The studies described here will enhance our understanding of CAH and contribute to improved patient care. These experiments will be done in collaboration with laboratories at Weill Cornell that have expertise using zebrafish to model human disease. Candidates should have a PhD or MD, with a background in molecular genetics. Additional expertise in zebrafish biology or endocrinology is preferred, but not required. Responsibilities include designing/conducting experiments, collecting/analyzing data, preparing and presenting research findings at meetings, writing scientific manuscripts, and applying for fellowships/grants. The successful candidate will be a highly motivated individual with an outstanding publication record, excellent written/verbal English communication skills, strong organizational skills, and the ability to work independently. Applicants should contact Dr. Diane Felsen [dfelsen@med.cornell.edu] and submit curriculum vitae, brief description of research interests and accomplishments including list of publications (published and “in preparation”) and contact information of 3 references all in a single PDF file.

Applications can be sent to Dr. Diane Felsen by email: dfelsen@med.cornell.edu


Cancer Pharmacology Training Grant Positions:

The following Faculty, Training Grant Participants:

We are accepting applications for Postdoctoral Positions available through the NCI Funded Training Grant. Applicants should be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and have a PhD or MD degree and a strong interest in training in the area of cancer pharmacology.

For more information about the Cancer Pharmacology Training Grant please visit http://www.cornellpharmacology.org/program/cancer_pharm.html

(Updated March 2, 2017)