Postdoctoral Scientist: Weill Cornell Medical College

Organization: Weill Cornell Medical College
Date Posted: 11/05/2021
City: New York City
State: New York
Primary Category: Research
Type of Position: Postdoctoral Scientist

Description & Details:

A fully funded postdoctoral position is available in Dr Michael Harrison’s lab ( in the Cardiovascular Research Institute (, Weill Medical College of Cornell University (WCM) in New York City.

The lab is focused on the coronary vessels that supply the heart with blood1 and lymphatic2 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 environment with 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. Benefits are provided for postdocs ( including convenient housing ( and employer-sponsored childcare (


Ph.D. in a biological science or other relevant area is required as is prior or pending publication of original research in peer-reviewed journals. Applicants with experience in molecular biology techniques, transgenesis, microscopy 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.

To Apply:

Please send a statement of interest, CV and 3 reference contacts to

  1. Chemokine-guided angiogenesis directs coronary vasculature formation in zebrafish. Dev Cell 2015 May 26;33(4):442-54.
  2. Late developing cardiac lymphatic vasculature supports adult zebrafish heart function and regeneration. eLife 2019;8:e42762

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