Department of Genetics

Postdoctoral Opportunities

 

Postdoctoral position in genetics and genomics of stem cells and development

The Dawlaty Laboratory at the Genetics Department and the Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is actively seeking highly motivated postdoctoral fellows to be part of a young and energetic team studying the epigenetics and genomics of stem cells, development and cancer.

 

Central theme of research: Our research focuses on understanding the epigenetic mechanisms governing the biology of stem cells, development and cancer with an emphasis on the role of DNA modifying enzymes DNMTs and Tets in DNA (de)methylation and hydroxymethylation in pluripotent, multipotent and germ cells. We utilize embryonic stem cells, induced pluripotent stem cells and mice as model systems and combine bioinformatics, cellular and molecular approaches to study how DNA modifying enzymes reshape the epigenome and regulate development and cancer. For more details on our research see previous work (Dawlaty et al Cell Stem Cell 2011, Dawlaty et al Developmental Cell 2013, Dawlaty et al Developmental Cell 2014, Rudenko & Dawlaty et al Neuron 2013).

 

Lab expertise: The lab specializes in state-of-the-art technologies of genome engineering in mouse and human embryonic stem cells and iPSCs and generating complex strains of conditional, inducible, transgenic and knockout mice to dissect epigenetic pathways and mechanisms in vitro and in vivo.


Application Requirements:

    • Ph.D. or M.D. or equivalent degree
    • A record of publication from PhD or prior postdoc work
    • Prior experience with general tissue culture, molecular biology and mouse work
    • Prior experience in bioinformatics, mainly genomic analysis of DNA and histone modifications, expression profiling and high through put sequencing data from RNA-seq, MeDIP-seq and ChIP-seq.
    • Prior training/background in stem cell/developmental biology, genetics and molecular biology is preferred.

     

To apply, please email your CV, a cover letter summarizing your previous research experience, current research interests and future goals along with the contact information of three references to meelad.dawlaty@einstein.yu.edu


The Scientific Community: Among the top tier of the nation's medical schools to receive NIH funding, Albert Einstein College of Medicine offers a highly interactive and stimulating academic environment for scientists in training. Additionally, candidate’s research will benefit from the highly interactive environment within the Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine, the Department of Genetics, Developmental and Molecular Biology, the Cancer Center and throughout the college. We are located in a pleasant residential area in the northeast corner of New York City with an easy commute to Manhattan and the suburbs of Westchester County. We offer competitive salary and benefit packages with optional postdoctoral housing on campus.

 

Contact Information: Meelad Dawlaty Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Genetics, Gottesman Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 1301 Morris Park Avenue, Bronx, NY 10461.

 

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

 

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