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Postdoctoral Associate - Skeletal Stem Cells lab

Weill Cornell Medicine - Skeletal Stem Cells Laboratory
New York City, New York (US)
$58,500 - $65,320
Closing date
17 Aug 2024

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Biomedicine, Life Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time
Fixed term

Employer: Weill Cornell Medicine

Research lab: Greenblatt lab

Department: Pathology & Laboratory Medicine


The laboratory of Matthew Greenblatt at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City is currently recruiting candidates for postdoctoral research fellows. The work of the Greenblatt lab focuses on the discovery of new stem cells in the skeleton, with highlights including the discovery of the stem cell on the outer surface of bone (Debnath et al. Nature 2018), identification of two stem cells that collaborate to form the flat bones of the skull (Bok et al. Nature 2023) and the identification of a stem cell forming the spine that is highly pro-metastatic and accounts for the high rate of breast cancer metastases to the spine over other skeletal sites (Sun et al. Nature 2023). Additionally, the lab has identified that SLIT ligands act as new angiogenic factors in bone (Xu et al. Nature Medicine 2018). Ongoing projects that could involve the candidate include the identification of new skeletal stem cells in the skull and identification of new skeletal stem cells that regulate prostate cancer metastasis. We are also studying the role of specific skeletal stem cells in osteoarthritis and other skeletal diseases and developing new methods to identify and trace at the single cell level skeletal stem cells.

The Greenblatt lab is located at Weill Cornell Medical College at the Upper East Side, Manhattan in New York City, at one of the richest environments for biomedical research in the world.  Weill Cornell is part of a Tri-Institution campus that include the immediately adjacent Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the Hospital for Special Surgery, that contain communities of immunologists, cancer biologists, neuroscientists, bone biologists and biomedical engineers that not only provide a rich and diverse scientific environment but moreover provide collaborators that expand the scope of the above studies on skeletal stem cells.

The ideal candidate will have recently completed or be near completion of their PhD and be highly motivated and accomplished but need not have prior experience in skeletal biology. Candidates from all areas of biomedical science are encouraged to apply. Salary is commensurate with experience and competitive benefits including housing are offered.


  • PhD in a biomedical-science related field. Prior experience in skeletal biology is not necessary.
  • Strong communication and writing skills in the English language.

Application procedure

Interested candidates should email Dr. Matthew Greenblatt ( or with their CV, a summary of previous accomplishments, and their scientific interests.

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