Trainee Opportunities

Postdoctoral Research Scientist- Boldrini lab

The Department of Psychiatry at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY is seeking a postdoctoral scientist in the field of Molecular Neurobiology. The postdoc will work in the laboratory of Dr. Maura Boldrini, MD, PhD ( The lab is located at the CUIMC campus and affiliated with the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene. We are looking for a highly motivated scientist who is interested in applying cellular and molecular biology and genomics techniques to study the basis of human brain disorders. The primary focus of the project is to study transcriptome, proteome, and epigenetic deficits in human brain from subjects with neuropsychiatric illness and in the context of aging.

  • The successful candidate will apply single cell sequencing techniques as well as validation strategies, such as RNA Scope, multiplex immunofluorescence and immunohistochemistry, Western blotting and iPSC-based models. 
  • Attention to detail, excellent oral, written and presentation skills in English and excellent organizational and team building skills are required.
  • The successful candidate will work independently with molecular biology, biochemistry, next generation sequencing methods, and cell culture. 
  • The successful candidate will work independently with confocal microscopy and imaging, database managing, data reporting and presentations, and manuscripts preparation.
  • The successful candidate will apply for research grants writing compelling research proposals for private foundations and NIH.

Minimum qualifications

The applicant should hold a PhD degree in molecular or cell biology, neurobiology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering or other relevant fields. Experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, next generation sequencing methods, and cell culture is desirable. 

Preferred qualifications

Experience with bioinformatic methods is preferred.


Applicants should provide the following: 1. CV, including a list of publications 2. Statement of research interests 3. Three letters of reference (reference writers should send their letters directly to

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist- J Wang Lab

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Jianlong Wang (, who is affiliated with the Columbia Center for Human Development (CCHD), Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI), Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York. The current project focuses on understanding the functional contribution of several recently identified stemness factors in the Wang laboratory, including transcriptional factors, epigenetic regulators, and RNA-binding proteins, to breast cancer metastasis. The lab also studies transcriptional, post-transcriptional, and translational mechanisms underlying stemness control in pluripotent/cancer cells and early development. Trainees will therefore be exposed in-depth to both stem cell and cancer biology. Relevant/preferred skills include stem/cancer cell culture, DNA/RNA epigenetics, gene regulation, and mouse genetics. Candidates (M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D.) with a record of publications and demonstrated expertise in stem cell and cancer biology are encouraged to apply.

Please send the CV and contact information of three references to Dr. Jianlong Wang; email:

Postdoctoral Research Scientist- Huang lab

We are a new lab in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery looking for a highly motivated postdoctoral fellow experienced in tissue culture and mouse experimentation to join our tendon mechanobiology and development projects. Our lab  Candidates should have a PhD and strong background in stem cell biology, developmental biology, and/or bioengineering. Experience in pluripotent stem cell culture and mouse surgery is ideal but not required. 

Interested candidates should send CV, description of research experience and interests, and contact information for three references to Alice Huang The position is available immediately.