A postdoctoral position is available to study the mechanisms of human airway epithelial regeneration and pathogenesis of lung disease (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, pulmonary fibrosis, and lung cancer) and aging by focusing on adult airway epithelial stem cells, tissue-specific stromal niches and immune microenvironment using patient-derived models. Current lab projects include reconstruction of patient-specific physiological and disease-relevant airway epithelial regeneration pathways at the single-cell resolution and using organotypic 3D-models, including airway organoids, characterization of epigenetic mechanisms and signaling pathways regulating self-renewal and differentiation of airway stem cells, interactions between resident epithelial stem cells and their microenvironment relevant to airway homeostasis and lung disease pathogenesis.
Highly motivated PhD and MD/PhD graduates with advanced knowledge and expertise in molecular and cell biology, including stem cell biology, regulation of gene expression, cell signaling, tissue and disease modeling, including primary tissue and cell culture models, are welcome to apply. General knowledge of lung physiology and biology is preferable. Candidates should have strong organizational, written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work independently and as part of research team.
To apply, please send your CV and the contact for three references to: Renat Shaykhiev, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY at email@example.com.