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 generously offered with 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 best scientific and social environment as well as convenient housing options specially for postdoctoral researchers.
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Einstein seeks candidates whose skills, and personal and professional experience, have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence, and the communities we serve.
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