Post Doctorate Associate

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Committed to educating the next generation of leaders and to inspiring innovation and advancing entrepreneurship, NYIT enrolls approximately 10,000 students on campuses in North America, China and the Middle East. As a forward-thinking institution, NYIT has pioneered educational practices to serve student needs since 1955. NYIT offers 90 undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees in 50 fields of study and is home to students from more than 100 countries and from 50 states. Its seven schools and colleges include: School of Architecture and Design; College of Arts and Sciences, School of Engineering and Computing Sciences; School of Health Professions; School of Management; College of Osteopathic Medicine, and the newly formed School of Interdisciplinary Studies and Education. NYIT sponsors 12 NCAA Division II athletic programs and one Division I team.


NYIT’s College of Arts and Sciences seeks a Post Doctorate Associate for the Manhattan Campus. The laboratory of Prof. Shenglong Zhang ( at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the development of direct, mass spectrometry-based RNA sequencing methods. This includes development of methods to directly sequence RNAs, to examine their associated modifications, and to explore the potential roles of RNA modifications in cancer biology and neurobiology. The candidate will work for a maximum period of three years with a team of faculty, students, and staff for an NIH-funded interdisciplinary research project. Candidates will have ample opportunities to acquire and develop new skills, work closely in a supportive, highly collaborative, and energetic environment with the PIs and collaborators, and communicate results to the scientific community through conference presentations, patents and peer-reviewed publications. 


  • A Ph.D (or equivalent), with strong backgrounds in nucleic acid chemistry
  • Knowledge in sequencing technique, liquid chromatographic methods and mass spectroscopy is strongly preferred
  • Experience in Python/C++ coding, and/or algorithmic development is a plus


Application information: The position is open immediately, although the start date is flexible.

To apply, please send your 1) cover letter with your career interests, 2) curriculum vitae, and 3) description of previous research and research accomplishments in a single pdf file, 4) three references. 

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