Postdoctoral Studies

The Einstein Postdoctoral Individual Development Plan

Job Title:

Postdoctoral Position in Laboratory of Dongsheng Cai

Job Description:

Postdoctoral Fellow positions are available in Dr. Dongsheng Cai’s laboratory in Department of Molecular Pharmacology, Diabetes Research Center, and Institute of Aging, at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York. 

Dr. Cai’s laboratory has strong interest in studying fundamental questions in areas including: (1) brain mechanisms of aging, lifespan control and longevity using cells, rodents, drosophila and human samples; (2) neural and endocrine mechanisms of obesity, diabetes, hypertension and neurodegenerative disease; (3) neuropeptides, stem cells and RNA biology; (4) inflammation and immunology; (5) DNA methylation, epigenetics, big data analysis, and computational science.

Some discoveries have been demonstrated in Cai lab's publications, such as Cell
, 135 (1): 61-73, 2008; Nature Medicine, 17 (7): 883-7, 2011; Neuron, 69 (3): 523-35, 2011; PNAS, 108(7):2939-44, 2011; Nature Cell Biology, 14 (10): 999-1012, 2012; Nature, 497(7448): 211-6, 2013; and Nature Medicine, 20(9):1001-8, 2014; and Nature Immunology,16 (5):525-33, 2015; Nature Communications, 6: 6704, 2015, Cell Metabolism, 25 (5): 1091-1102, 2017, and Nature, 548(7665):52-57, 2017. 

Candidates should have completed PhD training or equivalent, and demonstrate evidence of strong research interest, self motivation, independent research ability, communication skills, and teamwork spirit. In addition to existing projects in the lab, he/she will be provided with sufficient support and freedom to ask new important questions and independently develop innovative research in the general context of laboratory interest. 

Albert Einstein College of Medicine is located in a quiet, residential section in northeast Bronx borough of New York City, a tight-knit and culturally diverse community in close proximity to many popular Bronx attractions as well as Manhattan and Westchester County. Einstein is well recognized as one of the nation’s premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. Highlight research areas at Einstein include diabetes, developmental brain research, neuroscience, aging, cardiovascular disease, liver disease, cancer, AIDS, and others. As a longstanding national leader in biomedical research, Einstein has more than 300 research laboratories, 3,000 faculty and staff, 750 medical students and 350 PhD students, and offers many exciting career opportunities for individuals who are dedicated to biomedical research. 

Successful applicants will be offered a generous NIH guideline-based salary and benefits, in addition to being a member of a high-quality research team and a collaborative research environment of NIH-sponsored diabetes center and aging institute. The Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies at Einstein also provides the best scientific and social environment, as well as convenient housing options,  for postdoctoral researchers.

Applicants should email his/her CV, research statement, and arrange three references to:

Dongsheng Cai, MD, PhD
Professor, Department of Molecular Pharmacology
Albert Einstein College of Medicine


The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity.

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