Postdoctoral Fellow-Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine

A postdoctoral fellowship is available in the Department of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City in the laboratory of Dr. Michael Podolsky.

The laboratory is focused on investigating the mechanisms underlying the resolution of tissue fibrosis leading to regeneration of normal tissue architecture and function. The applicant will utilize basic methodology in cellular and molecular biology, functional genomics, microscopic imaging and computational approaches to investigate this area with both in vitro models and in vivo mouse models of fibrotic disease and extracellular matrix turnover. Ideal candidates will look to be the primary driver of their research project with frequent input from the principal investigator.

The research environment at Weill Cornell is robust and collaborative, and Dr. Podolsky’s lab is located adjacent to multiple NIH-funded investigators focused primarily on lung disease. The laboratory is located on the tri-institutional campus in Manhattan, with a vibrant research community, and Dr. Podolsky has local as well as national and international collaborations.

Responsibilities include designing and conducting experiments, analyzing data, preparing and presenting research findings at meetings, helping to write scientific manuscripts, and applying for fellowships/grants. The postdoctoral fellow will interact frequently with collaborators in the research program with the expectation that she/he will contribute intellectually to the research environment of the laboratory.

Duration: Minimum of 2 years with advancement to the second year dependent upon satisfactory progress during the first year. The appointment may be extended beyond 2 years contingent on funding and satisfactory performance.

Job Requirements

Highly motivated individual who has recently completed a PhD or equivalent (within two years) or MD and with significant wet lab experience with basic techniques of cellular and molecular biology. Additional experience with omics data is optimal. Applicants should have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and should be seeking rigorous and thorough training that will lead them to independent careers in academia or industry.

Interested candidates should send CV, a statement of research experience and career goals, and contact information for three references (including phone number and email address) to mip9227@med.cornell.edu.

Contact

Michael Podolsky, M.D.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 1300 York Ave, Suite A-139 New York, NY 10065 Phone: