Northwell Health Post Doc Research Trainee - Center for Immunology & Inflammation in Manhasset, New York

Req Number 001PES

Job Category Research

Job Description

Perform investigative research for a NIH-funded project in studying the effect of radiation on endothelial cells. This project uses models exposed to total body irradiation and examined its vascular leakage and death modes of endothelial cells in various organs, particularly in the lungs after irradiation. Work to determine the effectiveness of human ghrelin treatment on attenuating the vascular damage induced by irradiation. We will employ a cell culture model to elucidate the molecular mechanisms by which human ghrelin protects endothelial cells from cell death and permeability loss after irradiation.

Post Doc Research Trainees will interact with multidisciplinary scientists in the laboratory. Post Doc Research Trainee will participate in various educational and research activities in the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Performs research projects as directed. Follows and adheres to experimental protocols in a proficient and meticulous manner.

  • Responsible for the experimental design as well as collection, analysis and interpretation of research data related to specific project.

  • Submits manuscripts and abstracts for publication to peer-reviewed journals and presentations at local, national and international conferences.

  • Writing as well as assisting in the preparation of applications for external grants for research and fellowships.

  • Provides technical assistance to other research staff as needed.

  • Responsible for all other research activities as needed.


  • Doctorate (Ph.D., M.D., D.O., DVM, or equivalent) Degree, required.

  • May have authored/co-authored published articles in peer-reviewed journals.

  • Laboratory skills in performing cell culture, ELISA, Western blotting, qPCR, flow cytometry, and immunohistochemistry preferred

  • Ability to work with small animal models

  • Experience in endothelial cell and vascular biology preferred

  • Interest in vascular biology and radiation research preferred

  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively.

  • Have good verbal and written communication skills.