Postdoctoral Position Available in the Akchurin Lab

The Akchurin Lab at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City is seeking postdoctoral candidates with backgrounds in iron biology, nephrology, immunology, and /or tissue fibrosis to lead projects investigating the role of systemic and local iron homeostasis in progression and complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD), the condition that presently has no cure and affects 10-15% of the adult population worldwide.

 These projects are funded by multiple sources including NIH and foundation grants and by Weill Cornell Medicine. They integrate animal models of kidney disease, cell culture models, as well as analysis of the human samples available in a well maintained large and growing repository with extensive corresponding clinical metadata. Various sine-cell approaches are utilized, including several cell sorting techniques with the downstream omics analyses (supported by bioinformatics collaborators). Our goal is advancing therapeutics to improve outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease and ultimately to eliminate the need for dialysis or kidney transplantation for many CKD patients.

 Our friendly, diverse, collaborative, and growing research group recently moved to a newly renovated laboratory space. We are affiliated with Gale and Ira Drukier Institute for Children’s Health and with the Department of Pediatrics at Weill Cornel Medicine. Weill Cornell is part of the Tri-Institutional Collaboration Network with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Rockefeller University, all located on the same campus. This combination of several world-class research institutions creates a unique environment and opportunities for resource-sharing and collaboration. Housing support for postdoctoral associates is provided by Weill Cornell Medicine.

Job Requirements


-   Ph.D. with background in kidney biology, iron biology, or tissue fibrosis / immunology

-   Evidence of prior and current research productivity.

-   Experimental background in molecular and cellular biology

-   Expertise in flow cytometry and cell sorting techniques, mouse models of human disease, and cell culture skills.

-   Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a team with appropriate support and supervision on defined projects.

-   Excellent organizational and analytical skills, self-motivation, enthusiasm, and creativity.

Interested candidates are encouraged to apply. Please email CV with 3 references to Dr. Oleh Akchurin


Oleh Akchurin, M.D., Ph.D.

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