NYU School of Medicine

Postdoctoral Positions in Single-Molecule Biology

NYU School of Medicine

New York, NY, United States

Postdoctoral Positions in Single-Molecule Studies of DNA Repair Pathways

Job Description

The Applied Biophotonics Research Laboratory headed by Dr. Eli Rothenberg at New York University School of Medicine (http://www.rothenberglab.com/) is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral scientists with interests in DNA Replication and Repair and the utilization of cutting-edge interdisciplinary single-molecule fluorescence microscopy techniques.

The research in our laboratory focuses on diverse molecular mechanisms of mammalian DNA Repair and DNA Damage Response, their dysfunction in human disease and cancer, and their utilization as target for therapeutic intervention, with an emphasis on cellular stress response and pharmacological mechanisms of action .

Our experimental approach involves the development and application of a set of innovative single-molecule based biochemical and cellular imaging technologies including:  Live-cell single-molecule tracking, multi super-resolution microscopy and single-molecule FRET; along with advanced data analyses tools and contemporary cell biology, molecular biology and biochemical approaches.


We seek qualified and highly self-motivated applicants with solid training and proven experience in diverse background including Physics, Biophysics, Biophysical Chemistry, Cell Biology and Molecular Biology.

Applicant would hold a PhD in Physics, Chemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology, Biochemistry or related disciplines (biological physics, biophysical chemistry with relevant cell/molecular biology experience), and have a peer-reviewed publication record.

Demonstrated ability to work effectively and independently in a collaborative, multi-disciplinary environment is essential. Excellence in regular, proactive communication and problem solving as part of a team, strong record keeping, a great work ethic, and initiative are also essential.

Candidates with experience in using single-molecule approaches, advanced fluorescence microscopies and related approaches, or those with background in studying DNA replication and repair, are encouraged to apply.


Interested applicants should submit a detailed CV, statement of research interests, and have three reference letters sent to:

Prof. Eli Rothenberg

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology

Perlmutter Cancer Center

NYU School of Medicine,


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Postdoctoral Positions in Single-Molecule Biology