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If you're interested in applying for a postdoctoral position, please e-mail the Principal Investigator (PI) with your interests. Below are some faculty that are searching for postdocs to work in their laboratory.

More about our faculty and their research interests.

James C. Lo, M.D., Ph.D. (posted 02/2018)

Postdoctoral fellow positions are available in the Lo Laboratory at Weill Cornell Medical College to highly motivated candidates. We aim to understand the basic mechanisms underlying cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, including diabetes and obesity. The lab uses a combination of state of the art molecular techniques to complement mouse models of disease. Candidates should have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Most importantly, candidates should be creative, independent and dedicated to building a research career. Research experience in metabolism, immunology, pancreatic islet biology and mouse physiology is preferred, but not required. Salary will be commensurate with experience and will adhere to current NIH guidelines. Weill Cornell Medical College offers subsidized housing and excellent benefits. We encourage talented and enthusiastic fellows to apply, regardless of previous research experience

Please send a CV (no more than three pages), a description of prior research experience and accomplishments, career goals and references with expected availability date in a single PDF file to:

Arleen Rifkind, M.D. (updated 09/2018)

Postdoc Position Available for NIH funded research in the Rifkind lab in Department of Pharmacology 
Postdoctoral position available to work on NIH funded research on mechanisms by which activation of the aryl hydrocarbon receptor (AHR) by dioxin and natural AHR ligands leads to diverse toxic effects, in particular hepatosteatosis and thymus atrophy. Prevention and correction of toxic effects by NAD+ repleting agents is also under study. Experience in biochemical assays, molecular techniques and prior research experience is required. It would also be desirable to have experience in handling mice and mouse studies. Applicant must be available for interview in New York.

Please send a covering letter stating research interests, experience and available start date, resume and names and contact information for three academic references to: or by mail to:

Dr. Arleen Rifkind
Department of Pharmacology 
Weill Cornell Medical College 
1300 York Avenue, Room LC401, (Box 70)
New York, NY 10065

Lorraine Gudas, Ph.D. (updated 07/2017)

Postdoctoral positions in the lab of Dr. Lorraine Gudas are available for research on embryonic stem cells, cancer stem cells, and mouse models of cancer. Molecular biology experience and experience working with mice is preferable. Ability to work with a larger research team and contribute to common research goals is required. US Citizens or Permanent Residents preferred, but not required. Competitive salary and benefits offered.

Applications should be sent to: or by mail to:
Dr. Lorraine J. Gudas
Department of Pharmacology 
Weill Cornell Medical College 
1300 York Avenue, Room E409, (Box 70)
New York, NY 10065

Roberto Levi, M.D., DSc

A postdoctoral position is available in a cardiovascular pharmacology laboratory studying endogenous modulators of adrenergic neurotransmission in the heart. Applications are invited for one Postdoctoral Associate position to investigate the actions of histamine, tissue plasminogen activator, CD39 and a local renin-angiotensin system. Experience necessary: cell culture, Western blotting, PCR, isolated organ perfusion, HPLC. Candidates for this position should possess a doctoral degree in Pharmacology, Physiology or equivalent. US Nationals and Permanent Residents preferred.

Send curriculum vitae with references to:
Dr. Roberto Levi
Professor of Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medical College
1300 York Avenue, Room LC419, (Box 70)
New York, NY 10065
Phone: 212-746-6223
Fax: 212-746-8835

Yueming Li, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral positions are available in the Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) to study regulated intramembrane proteolysis, signal transduction, and drug target identification. The successful candidate will have expertise in membrane protein biochemistry, proteomics, peptide synthesis or organic chemistry. Please send:
1) Curriculum vitae
2) Brief description of previous training
3) Selected reprints
4) Names of three references

Applications can be sent to or via mail to:
Dr. Yueming Li
Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
1275 York Avenue, RRL-617A, (Box 459)
New York, NY 10021

Anthony Sauve, Ph.D.

A chemical biology laboratory studying Sir2, CD38 and Poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) enzymes invites applications for two Postdoctoral Research positions in the general areas of enzymology and bioorganic chemistry. Responsibilities for one position will include protein expression and purification, enzyme kinetics, and small molecule screening (in vitro and in vivo). The second position will focus on organic synthesis of small molecule effectors for these enzymes and the exploration of enzyme mechanism. Candidates for this position should possess a doctoral degree in bioorganic chemistry.

Send curriculum vitae with references to:
Dr. Anthony Sauve
Department of Pharmacology
Weill Cornell Medical College 
1300 York Avenue, Room LC-216, (Box 70)
New York, NY 10065

Derek S. Tan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral candidates with experience in organic synthesis should send an application packet including all of the following:

  1. Cover Letter indicating current and future research interests and expected availability date
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Brief summary of previous research experience with figures (2-5 pages)
  4. Reprints of selected publications
  5. Names of three references

Applications can be sent as a single PDF file to

Paraskevi Giannakakou, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Researcher in Translation Oncology: A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Evi Giannakakou, Associate Professor and Director of Laboratory Research in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, at the Department of Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College. We seek an enthusiastic and highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join a very interactive and interdisciplinary team. The Giannakakou Lab focuses on studying cancer cell cytoskeletal dynamics and microtubule-dependent cell signaling and trafficking pathways. Research in the Giannakakou Lab is at the interface of basic and translational oncology integrating both preclinical and clinical studies. We thrive to understand the molecular basis of clinical response and resistance to taxanes and other widely used cancer chemotherapy drugs. To translate our basic science discoveries into clinical gains, we have developed new niche expertise in the isolation and molecular characterization of patient-derived circulating tumor cells, which we use as a source of liquid biopsy to study the molecular basis and evolution of clinical drug resistance. The highly interdisciplinary and collaborative environment of our group provides unique career development opportunities for the postdoc trainees. Please refer to representative publications for details click here: Nat Commun. (2014) 25;5:5548; Lab Chip (2014) 14(1):147-56Cancer Res. (2014) 74(8):2270-82. Qualifications: • Ph.D. (less than 2 years of postdoctoral experience) • Strong research background in hematology and cellular/molecular biology • Publications in internationally recognized journals. • Expertise in hematopoietic stem and progenitor cell assays, flow cytometry, and animal models is strongly preferred. • Skills in confocal microscopy and live cell imaging are also preferable. To apply: please submit CV, a brief summary of research experience and interests, and contact information for three references in a single pdf file to: Paraskevi Giannakakou Email:

Cancer Pharmacology Training Grant Positions:

The following Faculty, Training Grant Participants:

We are accepting applications for Postdoctoral Positions available through the NCI Funded Training Grant. Applicants should be U.S. Citizens or Permanent Residents and have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree and a strong interest in training in the area of cancer pharmacology.

Find more information about the Cancer Pharmacology Training Grant.

(Updated March 2, 2017)

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