A postdoctoral position is available immediately in the laboratory of Ching-Hwa Sung, PhD, in the Department of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City. The Sung Lab research focuses on understanding the disease etiology of retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration and Usher syndrome to identify key cellular targets for therapeutic interventions and develop biomarker algorithms to monitor disease progression and effect of treatment. The lab uses a combination of novel mouse models of retinal degeneration, molecular approaches (mouse genetics, CRISPR–mediated gene editing, viral-mediated gene transfer, and molecular profiling), iPSC derived 2D cultures/3D organoids and state-of-art omics (transcriptome, proteomics, lipidomic) to answer questions of cell-cell communication, degeneration and immunological interactions in the retinal milieu. The lab has a strong track record of publishing in high impact factor journals (Cell, Nature, Nature Cell Biology, Nature Communications ).
The candidate should demonstrate strong communication and organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability to carry out responsibilities in a collaborative team environment. There will be extensive opportunities for career development including mentoring and leading research projects, presenting original research at meetings, publications, and writing grant applications. The lab is located on the tri-institutional campus in Manhattan, with a world class research community and collaborative opportunities. WCM offers competitive benefits and access to subsidized housing in Manhattan and Roosevelt Island.
Applicants should hold a PhD, MD or doctoral level equivalent in a related area. Training in molecular, cell biology and immune-histological techniques are required. Experience in animal handling and experimentation are a plus. Please send a CV, a description of prior research experience and career goals with expected availability date and contact information for three references to Neeta Roy (firstname.lastname@example.org) cc’ed Ching-Hwa Sung Ph.D., Betty Neuwirth Lee and Chilly Professor in Stem Cell Research, 1300 York Avenue, New York, NY10065 (email@example.com).