Postdoctoral research positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Jingli Cao at Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University in New York City from December 2018 or soon thereafter. The Cao lab is located in the newly established Cardiovascular Research Institute (CVRI) and the Department of Cell & Developmental Biology. We aim to understand the basic mechanism of innate tissue regeneration by focusing on heart regeneration. The lab uses a combination of zebrafish model, explant tissue culture, high-throughput sequencing, chemical screening, live imaging, and genome editing approaches (such as CRISPR/Cas9). Please refer to our recent publications for further information (Dev. Cell, 2017. 42: 600–615; Nat. Protoc., 2016. 11(5):872-81; Development, 2016. 143(2):232-43;Nature, 2015. 522(7555): 226-30).
Highly motivated individuals with interests in the field of tissue regeneration, heart disease and repair, and zebrafish model are encouraged to apply. The candidates with research experience in cell biology, developmental biology, and animal models are preferred, but not required. Candidates must hold a Ph.D. degree or equivalent. The successful applicants will join a dynamic team of scientists at CVRI and benefit from the unique, collaborative Tri-Institutional research environment (Weill Cornell Medical College, The Rockefeller University, and the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center). Weill Cornell Medical College offers subsidized housing and excellent benefits.
The positions will remain open until filled. Please send a cover letter describing their research background, interests, career goals, alongside a CV and names and contact information of three references in a single PDF file to Dr. Jingli Cao at email@example.com.