Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), Cornell University

Postdoctoral Scientists

Weill Cornell Medical College

New York, NY, United States

The Wen lab in the Center for Reproductive Medicine & Infertility, Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City, is seeking highly motivated postdoctoral scientists with an interest in developmental biology and epigenetics to work on NIH funded projects.

The laboratory focuses on the epigenetic mechanisms of pluripotency in stem cells and embryos employing various genetically-modified mouse models. We are particularly interested in using Omics data and bioinformatics approaches for functional dissection of histone variants during reprogramming and development. Current projects include: (1) defining the contribution of histone variant H3.3 to pluripotency using the model of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), (2) H3.3-mediated zygotic genome activation (ZGA) during early embryogenesis. The positions are for research scientist career path, will provide a transition to career independence through the development of professional skills, supervision by senior scientists incorporating individual development plan in support of training goals and those of faculty mentors; publication of research findings/scholarship during the appointment period. Postdoctoral fellows will have opportunities to receive rigorous trainings in developmental biology and epigenetics, and may develop multidisciplinary collaborations in the Tri-Institutional research community (Rockefeller University, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Weill

Cornell Medical College) with more than 30 state-of-the-art core facilities available to use.
The ideal candidates will have a track record of peer-reviewed publications in the field of epigenetics and developmental biology, and be familiar with omics data analysis and bioinformatics. Applicants with knowledge of stem cells, chromatin biology and gene editing are desirable but not required.
The positions offer competitive salary, excellent benefits and exposure to a rich environment at Weill Cornell and the New York City area. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, CV with the names of three references to Dr. Duancheng Wen (duw2001@med.cornell.edu).

Weill Cornell Medicine is a comprehensive academic medical center that’s committed to excellence in patient care, scientific discovery, and the education of future physicians in New York Cinaturety and around the world. Our doctors and scientists-faculty from Weill Cornell Medical College, Weill Cornell Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and the Weill Cornell Physician Organization-are engaged in world-class clinical care and cutting-edge research that connect patients to the latest treatment innovations and prevention strategies. Located in the heart of the Upper East Side’s scientific corridor, Weill Cornell Medicine’s powerful network of collaborators extends to its parent university Cornell University; to Qatar, where an international campus offers a U.S. medical degree; and to programs in Tanzania, Haiti, Brazil, Austria and Turkey. Our medical practices serve communities throughout New York City, and our faculty provide comprehensive care at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center, NewYork-Presbyterian/Lower Manhattan Hospital, and NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens. At Weill Cornell Medicine, we work together to treat each individual, not just their conditions or illnesses, as we strive to deliver the finest possible care for our patients – the center of everything we do. Weill Cornell Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled employer

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Postdoctoral Scientists