• Postdoctoral Fellow

    Job Location(s) US-NY-Old Westbury
    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/27/2018 1:07 PM)
    Job ID
    Basic Sciences
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Overview


    Committed to educating the next generation of leaders and to inspiring innovation and advancing entrepreneurship, NYIT enrolls approximately 10,000 students on campuses in North America, China and the Middle East. As a forward-thinking institution NYIT has pioneered educational practices to serve student needs since 1955. NYIT offers 90 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in 50 fields of study and is home to students from more than 100 countries and from 50 states. Its seven schools and colleges include: School of Architecture and Design; College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences; School of Health Professions; School of Management; College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the newly formed School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education.


    The Department of Biomedical Sciences laboratory led by Dr. Haotian Zhao, at College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York is recruiting a Postdoctoral Fellow to conduct pre-clinical/translational research in pediatric brain tumors starting in early 2018. Our laboratory utilizes cellular, genetic, and next-generation sequencing technologies to illustrate the dynamic transcriptomic and epigenetic landscapes in childhood brain tumors. This information will equip us to develop new therapies that specifically target tumor growth without damaging the developing brain. For more information on our research, please visit our recent publications at https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/26999738 and https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28490517


    Motivated scientists will use preclinical models and patient-derived tissues to understand the biology of pediatric brain tumors and to identify safer and more effective therapies. He/she will focus on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of brain development and tumorigenesis. In addition, the incumbent will be exposed to various training opportunities including grant and manuscript writing, mentoring undergraduate and medical students.




    Doctoral degree with relevant background in neuroscience, developmental biology, cancer biology, or genetics/genomics is required. Candidates with solid laboratory training in cell biological methods, experiences and background of in vivo electroporation and mouse surgery are encouraged to apply. Proficiency in mouse husbandry and in vivo mouse experimentation is preferred. The candidate will have scientific creativity, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to use scientific software for data analysis.

    Please submit CV and cover letter in one pdf file.   




    EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability


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