A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in Dr Michael Harrison’s lab (labharrison.com) in the Cardiovascular Research Institute of Weill Medical College, Cornell University (WCM) in New York City.
The lab is focused on the coronary vessels that supply the heart with blood and lymphatic vessels that remove fluid and debris from cardiac tissue. We primarily study zebrafish to understand how the cardiac vasculature system develops and how it supports the highly regenerative response to heart injury.
We utilize live and fixed imaging techniques, zebrafish genetic models, Next-Gen sequencing approaches to dissect the cues driving vascularization and vascular support of heart regeneration.
The scientific environment,resources, and stipend support for this position are excellent. The CVRI is an attractive and dynamic environmentwith several new labs being established in a state-of-the-art research building.
WCM has a friendly working atmosphere with an excellent infrastructure in one of the most beautiful parts of New York City. Benfits including convenient housing and employer-sponsored childcare are provided for postdocs.
Ph.D. in a biological scienceor other relevant area is required as is prior or pending publication of original research articles in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants with experience in molecular biology techniques, transgenesis, microscop or single cell RNA sequencing experiments are particularly encouraged to apply. Applicants should have the ability to interpret data, summarize findings, and work both independently and collaboratively to develop their projects.