Postdoctoral Research Scientist

The Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center (GLBC) of Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center is a premier research facility dedicated to advanced biomedical research. The Center’s mandates are to: study and develop novel microscopy techniques that answer fundamental biological questions leading to cures for biomedical problems; make advanced and novel microscopy technologies, methods and reagents available to the research community; and support the education and training of postdoctoral fellows and graduate students in advanced biophotonics techniques.  In addition, the Integrated Imaging Program at Einstein utilizes the resources of the Center, focusing on solving clinically relevant medical problems.

A post-doctoral position is available under the supervision of Professor John Condeelis, co-Director, and David Entenberg, Director of Technological Development, at the in the Innovation Lab of the Gruss-Lipper Biophotonics Center, Einstein College of Medicine / Montefiore Medical Center, NYC. Starting salary is competitive and depends on experience at time of arrival.

The postdoc will work as part of a multidisciplinary team of physicists, engineers, cell and cancer biologists, and physician-scientists to develop novel microscopy techniques that answer fundamental biological questions and lead to translational applications of basic research. Translational application of basic research is a major goal of our team and has resulted in several prognostic markers and drug companion diagnostics that are now clinically validated and in use in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer patients.

The candidate will work on the design and development of video-rate multiphoton microscopy in live animals and record the dynamics and progression of large volumes of tumor and other tissues at single cell resolution. The main objective is to produce a tool that cancer biologists can use to explore the mechanisms of cell migration, invasion, tumor cell-stromal cell interactions, intravasation, extravasation, and seeding of metastatic sites, all in vivo and at subcellular resolution.

Applicants should either already have, or should be about to have, successfully completed a PhD in a field relevant to instrumentation development (e.g. experimental physics, engineering) and have skills in electronics (analog and digital), DAQ electronics, FPGA design, digital signal processors, programming, optoelectronic devices, and optics. All other training will be done by our team, no prior biological experience required.

Applicants should email:

John Condeelis

Judith & Burton P. Resnick Chair in Translational Research

Co-Director, Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center

Co-Director, Integrated Imaging Program

Scientific Director, Analytical Imaging Facility

Director, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program, Albert Einstein Cancer Center

Professor and Co-Chair, Anatomy and Structural Biology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine


David Entenberg

Director of Technological Development

Director of Integrated Imaging

The Innovation Lab

Gruss Lipper Biophotonics Center

Senior Associate

Department of Anatomy and Structural Biology

Albert Einstein College of Medicine


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