New York University (NYU)

Postdoctoral Scientist

New York University (NYU), United States

New York, NY, United States

The Fei Li’s lab at Department of Biology at New York University (NYU) is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral scientists with an interest in chromatin biology and epigenetics and a proven academic track record.

Projects in the Li lab focus on studying molecular mechanisms of epigenetics and chromatin organization using fission yeast Schizosaccharomyces pombe as a model organism. Planned projects use an innovative combination of approaches, including genetics, live cell imaging, molecular biology, biochemistry, genomics, and structural biology. Our laboratory has several exciting projects, including (1) how epigenetic information is inherited through the cell cycle; (2) mechanisms underlying epigenetic regulation of centromeres; and (3) the role of liquid-liquid phase separation in chromatin organization. Postdoctoral scientists will have opportunities to receive rigorous training in latest approaches in chromatin, epigenetics and condensate research. The fellow will also benefit from state-of-the-art research facilities and the highly collaborative community at NYU. Further information about our research can be found at:


This position is for a post-PhD trainee preparing for a research scientist career path. The planned position will provide a transition to career independence through the development of professional skills; supervision by senior scientist incorporating individual development plan in support of training goals and those of faculty mentor; and publication of research findings/scholarship during postdoc appointment period.

The ideal candidate will hold a PhD, have prior research experience in Molecular Genetics, Biochemistry or Cell Biology, and a track record of peer-reviewed publications. Experiences with epigenetics and chromatin, yeast genetics, RNA biology, and fluorescence microscopy are desirable but not required.

Please send a detailed curriculum vitae and a list of three references and their contact information to Prof. Fei Li at:                  

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Postdoctoral Scientist