Postdoctoral fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Nociception, New York University, USA.

Scholarship: Fully funded
Degree: Ph.D
Nationality: International Students
Location: USA
Application deadlines: Open

Scholarship Description:

The New York University Oral Cancer Center seeks an enthusiastic and skilled researcher with a background in neuroscience and/or cancer research. Our research programme investigates the neurological basis of oral cancer pain in humans and preclinical models. The research project will investigate the interaction between oral cancer cells and peripheral nerves (neurons and Schwann cells) in cancer pain and cancer progression. The applicant will be involved in the design and development of experiments including but not limited to the generation of preclinical oral cancer models, behavioural testing, molecular analysis of oral cancer samples in mice and patients, 2D and 3D cell culture, calcium imaging, immunohistochemistry, electron microscopy, flow cytometry and electrophysiology.

The position offers a competitive salary and opportunities for professional development and exposure to a rich scientific environment at NYU and in the New York City area. The position is available immediately for up to five years.

In compliance with NYC’s Pay Transparency Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $60,000 – $62,500 for recent graduates, with compensation commensurate with experience. NYU will consider factors such as (but not limited to) specific grant funding and the terms of the research grant in making an offer.

 Available Subjects:

  • Manage and drive research projects; design and run experiments independently; analyse data and write reports; write manuscripts; present research data; assist with grant applications.
  • Recording, analysing and formatting experimental data; assisting in the preparation of manuscripts, grant applications and presentations at meetings.
  • Maintain good records of experimental data, project planning, purchase orders and chemical/mouse/equipment inventory.
  • Maintain cleanliness of work area and quality and safety standards; ensure disposal of hazardous and infectious materials; adhere to infection control procedures; prepare necessary documentation for Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee applications for various protocols.
  • Supervise and mentor student research projects.

Eligibility criteria:

  1. Applicants should have a PhD in neuroscience, biology or a related biomedical engineering discipline. Applicants should have experience in animal modelling and husbandry of both wild-type and genetically modified mice. The candidate must have the ability and motivation to work independently and manage the day-to-day running of a research project. Candidates should have excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills, as well as a strong ability to communicate their science both orally and in writing.

Application Procedure:

Candidates should apply in Interfolio (see the link below) with a CV, three references and short letter of intent.