Postdoctoral Research Fellow


: $100,565.00 - $127,920.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Scientific Research

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An NIH-funded postdoctoral fellow position is available immediately in the laboratory of Alesha Castillo, PhD in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at NYU School of Medicine. The Castillo Laboratory is using state-of-the-art molecular, cellular, imaging, and biophysical approaches to understand the connection between osteogenic and angiogenic cells in skeletal homeostasis and repair. We are seeking curiosity-driven, creative, independent and hard-working candidates with a strong publication record and a growth mindset. Interested candidates should have a recent PhD degree in immunology, cell and molecular biology, bioengineering, biomedical engineering or a related area. Experience in cell and molecular biology, tissue culture, flow cytometry, genomic analyses and transgenic mouse models is an advantage.

The successful candidate should possess the following qualifications:

  • demonstrated scientific rigor, scientific excellence, and technical excellence
  • independent, self-motivated, innovative and detail-oriented
  • proven track record in the field of bone metabolism, with relevant publications
  • excellent written and oral communication skills
  • willing to seek out grant funding from external sources in support of independent research and may participate in writing grant proposals
  • outstanding interpersonal skills, strong work ethic, and organizational skills
  • ability to work productively and constructively in a team environment
  • ability to excel in a goal-oriented, multifaceted, and fast-moving team environment
  • staying abreast of current literature, analytical techniques and new developments in the field

Specific responsibilities include the following:

  • mouse handling, breeding, genotyping and record keeping
  • performing non-invasive in vivo bone loading and surgical procedures in the mouse skeleton
  • isolation and characterization of primary tissues and cells from the mouse skeleton including microCT imaging and analyses, immunohistochemistry, histology, high-resolution imaging and single-cell analyses (FACS, scRNAseq, etc.)
  • analyzing data and synthesizing results
  • presenting findings at group meeting and scientific conferences
  • writing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed journals
  • contributing to grant proposals
  • mentoring students and visiting fellows

The Castillo Laboratory is located in a new 10-story building with access to state-of-the-art research facilities at NYU Langone Health located in midtown Manhattan. The NYU Musculoskeletal Research Center consists of faculty working in the areas of tissue regeneration and repair, osteoarthritis, orthopaedic biomechanics, and musculoskeletal aging. Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience. Interested applicants should send a PDF containing a cover letter, research interests (maximum one page), a CV, and the names, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three references by email to

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