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Post Doctoral Research Opportunities

Company: Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Location: Bronx
Posted on: June 6, 2021

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Department Name: CELL BIOLOGY

The research in the Guo lab focuses on stem cell plasticity and epigenetic regulation of mammary stem cells and cancer stem cells, as well as the impact of stem cell pathways on turmor immune microenvironment. We use a wide range of genomics/epigenomics methods, CRISPR genome editing, organoid culture, and in vivo mouse models.

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Department Name: GENETICS

A postdoctoral position in the area of chromatin structure, transcription, signaling, developmental biology, genomics and bioinformatics. The research projects are focused on mammalian eye development to examine molecular mechanisms underlying embryogenesis, transcriptional control, chromatin dynamics and 3D-nuclear organization, activities of specific gene regulatory networks, and visualization of mRNA cycle and mRNA:RNA-binding protein interactions.

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Department Name: GENETICS

The Zhou lab research focuses on molecular mechanisms of cardiovascular development. Areas of interest include genetic and epigenetic basis of cardiac cell specification and differentiation during development, heart disease, and regeneration (Cell, 23178125; Nature, 29743679, 25119045, 20596014; Eur Heart J, 26491108; Circ Res, 21597012; Nat Commun, 28924218, 29215012; PNAS, 25848038; Dev Cell, 29056552, 25625206; Annual Review Physiology, 27959615).

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Department Name: NEUROSCIENCE

The Ross lab studies neural circuit mechanisms governing the interaction of stress with fundamental motivated behavior, specifically focusing on the mechanisms of neuromodulators and hormones involved in dynamic homeostatic processes. We are interested in how these processes may underlie diseases of metabolism and mental health such as obesity or anorexia nervosa. Prior experience in at least one of these technical areas of expertise is preferred: calcium imaging/in vivo photometry, mouse behavioral tasks, molecular biology, high dimensional analyses of neuronal data (or biological data in general), electrophysiology, 2-photon microscopy, computer programming and electronics.

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Department Name: GENETICS

Our research is focused on molecular mechanisms of cardiomyopathy and heart failure. Specific areas of interest include genetic, epigenetic, and long noncoding RNA mechanisms of gene regulation (myocytes, endothelial cells, and fibroblasts) and cardiomyopathy. Our relevant publications include Nature (PMID: 25119045; 20596014; 25119037; 20130577), Cell (15339668); Circulation Research (18723445; 21293009), PNAS (23319608; 27601681), Nature Comm. (28924218; 29215012), Developmental Cell (23602386; 20816797), Annual Review Physiology (22035349), and Nature Review Cardiology (25855606).

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Reference Number EINSTEIN PD 6


The area of research is in deciphering physiological functions of novel bacterial species isolated in the lab using basic microbial genetic techniques. The postdoctoral fellow should have advanced knowledge of microbial genetic techniques like CRISPR-Cas9, transposon, phage mediated mutants in bacteria. Additionally, should have training or skill in large scale data management and analysis of the microbiome by 16S/metagenomics/metatranscriptomics (e.g., PICRUSt).

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Department Name: BIOCHEMISTRY

The Sidoli lab is looking for a postdoctoral researcher to work on state-of-the-art mass spectrometry, innovative cell culture models and unusual sample collecting methods (e.g., breath biopsies) to investigate chromatin state in health and disease.

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Department Name: Bronx-Einstein Training in Teaching and Research (BETTR) program

The IRACDA-BETTR NIH-sponsored postdoctoral training program is designed to help postdocs obtain tenure-track faculty positions and emphasizes training in research and mentored undergraduate teaching. Our teaching partners are Lehman College and Hostos Community College, two Hispanic-serving colleges located in the Bronx.This three year program provides 75% support for research activities and 25% for mentored teaching. Per NIH criteria, applicants must be U.S. citizens or Green Card holders, and must be within their first two years of postdoctoral training.

For more information, see IRACDA/BETTR on the Einstein homepage.

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Department Name: NEUROSCIENCE

The Batista-Brito lab investigates how postnatal development of inhibitory function shapes the way information is processed in the brain in the context of health and disease. Cortical function depends on the adaptive function of brain areas comprised of many types of cells and synaptic connections that develop on a long timescale. During development, neural networks must grow from a state of zero connectivity to the precisely interconnected circuits characteristic of the adult brain. The activity of GABAergic inhibitory neurons during postnatal development is likely to mediate synaptic refinement, reducing synchrony and enhancing precision in the mature network. Accordingly, dysregulation of GABAergic interneurons has been linked to several neurodevelopmental disorders. We use a powerful combination of methods, including single-cell genetic profiling, mouse genetics, cell-type specific manipulation of neuronal activity, in vivo electrophysiology, in vivo 2-photon imaging, and behavioral analysis, in order to functionally dissect the developmental impact of specific sources of inhibition on cortical processing and perception. This research illuminates how cortical functions are altered in neurodevelopmental disorders, with particular focus opn schizophrenia and autism.

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The Verkhusha lab is interested in the development and application of molecular probes, such as biosensors and optogenetic tools, for monitoring and controlling biological processes in cells and animals.

Two postdoctoral positions are available

A: A molecular biologist interested in engineering fluorescent protein-based biosensors and characterizing them both in vitro and in cultured cells.

B: A neuroscientist interested in imaging with advanced biosensors for the optogenetic control of activity and molecular processes in neurons, as well as cellular electrophysiology, electric field stimulation, optogenetics and calcium imaging.

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Department Name: BIOCHEMISTRY

Postdoctoral positions are immediately available in the Gavathiotis Laboratory at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York City. Our laboratory investigates cell death and cell survival pathways such as apoptosis, selective autophagy, mitochondrial dynamics and oncogenic signaling with the goal to characterize novel biological mechanisms that contribute to cancer and other diseases. We harness mechanistic and structural insights to discover first-in-class chemical probes and develop novel therapeutics that enable applications with translational impact. We currently study different protein-protein interactions including BCL-2 family proteins and mitochondrial proteins as well as protein kinases: Nat. Comms. 2020 PMID: 32873792, Nat. Cancer 2020 PMID: 32776015, Nat. Chem. Biol. 2019 PMID:30718816, Science 2018 PMID: 29674596, Cancer Cell 2017 PMID: 29017059, Mol. Cell 2016 PMID: 27425408, Cancer Cell 2016 PMID: 27523909.

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Department Name: NEUROSURGERY

The Eskandar lab studies cortical-subcortical circuits and their role in learning, decision-making, and addiction. We perform micro-electrode recordings and micro-stimulation in experimental animals performing a variety of cognitive tasks and in humans performing parallel tasks, while implanted with electrodes for the treatment of Parkinson disease or epilepsy. This translational approach supports our over-arching goal of developing novel neuro-modulatory therapies for patients suffering from cognitive impairment, substance or behavioral addictions, and other neuropsychiatric disorders.

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Department Name: PSYCHIATRY

The Child Outpatient Psychiatry Division, Montefiore Medical Center and Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, NY is accepting applications for a one-year, full-time Postdoctoral Psychology Fellowship in the Connecting and Reflecting Experience (CARE) program for 2021-2022. The CARE clinical and research program is a developmentally informed, bi-generational, transdiagnostic specialty program that offers mentalizing-focused group treatment to parents of children from birth - 18 years of age. This unique fellowship will follow a scientist-practitioner model, providing intensive training in the implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of mentalizing-focused group parenting interventions that aim to dismantle the intergenerational transmission of maltreatment trauma in marginalized and underprivileged communities.

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Reference Number EINSTEIN PD 14


A position is open for the study of human protective antibodies against M. tuberculosis. This will be especially of interest for applicants who want to expand or gain experience in translational research. Specific interests of the laboratory include understanding the role of antibodies to M. tuberculosis in patients at various states of infection. These include i) large scale tuberculosis serology studies using innovative techniques to identify both antibodies that can serve as tuberculosis biomarker as well as antibodies with protective functions, ii) isolation and generation of polyclonal and monoclonal human antibodies to M. tuberculosis antigens, and iii) detailed studies of antibody mechanism against M. tuberculosis in vitro and in vivo. Candidates should have a strong background in Immunology and/or Microbiology.

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Reference Number EINSTEIN PD 15


We aim to engineer treatments for disorders of visuospatial learning and memory. To achieve this aim, we perform studies to better our understanding of visuospatial learning and memory functions. We utilize advanced electrophysiological techniques to examine the circuitry of brain structures that are critical for these functions.

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Department Name: NEUROSCIENCE

The Castillo lab studies how neural activity controls the strength of synaptic connections in the brain -- a process known as synaptic plasticity -- and how dysregulation of this process contributes to brain disease states. To this end, we use a combination of experimental approaches, including electrophysiology, optogenetics, two-photon laser microscopy, in vivo calcium imaging, behavioral analyses, and a wide-range of molecular approaches to probe and manipulate specific neural circuits. A postdoctoral position is immediately available to investigate how experience in the form of learning paradigms leads to long-term changes at hippocampal synapses. Prior expertise in any of the following experimental approaches is a plus: electrophysiology, in vivo recordings/calcium imaging, computer programming and rodent behavioral tests. For more information, see: and

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Reference Number EINSTEIN PD 17 A

As member of the Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC), the Castillo lab is investigating how loss of function in Fragile X Mental retardation protein (FMRP), which causes Fragile X Syndrome (FXS), alters synaptic structure and function. A postdoctoral position is immediately available to investigate the role of FMRP at excitatory and inhibitory synapses both in the normal brain and in an animal model of FXS. Prior expertise in electrophysiology, molecular biology and confocal microscopy is a plus.

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Department Name: NEUROSCIENCE

The Jordan Lab recently identified patients around the world presenting with a spectrum of neurodevelopmental phenotypes, including autism, speech apraxia, and intellectual disability, and which is caused by monogenic deletions of the ANKS1B gene. ANKS1B encodes for AIDA-1 protein, a highly abundant component of neuronal excitatory synaptic junctions that regulates NMDA receptor (NMDAR) function. A position is available to use animal and human models to analyze NMDAR in patient neurons, elucidate mechanisms linking AIDA-1 to NMDAR function, and identify disease-relevant cellular and molecular pathways underlying this novel disorder.

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Department Name: PEDIATRICS

The Department of Pediatrics at Einstein and Children's Hospital at Montefiore (PI: Marina Reznik, MD, MS) is looking for a postdoctoral research fellow to collaborate on population-based studies of childhood asthma. Examples of several current studies include implementation and evaluation of a multi-level clinic-based intervention to improve provider adoption of asthma guidelines and patient outcomes; cluster RCT of a school-based study of asthma management program; and cross-sectional study of provider prescription practices and pharmacy availability of spacer devices for asthma. The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will develop new scientific hypotheses and research questions to be addressed using data from existing datasets from clinical trials, including commonly available national datasets; conduct statistical analyses and draft manuscripts, reports and presentations; assist with grant applications; and oversee other ongoing clinical studies and research staff.

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Department Name: NEUROSCIENCE

The Laboratory for Computational Neuroscience (Coen-Cagli lab) invites applications for a postdoctoral position in the Department of Systems and Computational Biology and Department of Neuroscience at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Our lab studies sensory processing in brains and machines. We study probabilistic representations of natural images, to understand visual perception and neural activity in visual-cortical populations. We combine theories of probabilistic neural coding, computer vision and machine learning algorithms, perceptual experiments, and primate and rodent neurophysiology through collaborations. Lab website:

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Reference Number EINSTEIN PD 20


Our laboratory utilizes innate immune factors to study HIV-1 uncoating, reverse transcription and nuclear import (PMID: 32997983 and 32187548). To investigate these HIV-1 steps, we utilize virology, cell biology, biochemistry, immunology and mouse biology. We also pursue the development of therapeutics for emergent infectious viruses such as ZIKA and SARS-CoV-2 (PMID: 31501074).

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Department Name: NEUROSCIENCE

The Kurshan Lab ( uses the nematode C. elegans to investigaes how synapses are built. The genetic and optical accessibility of the worm, combined with its sterotyped development, make it an ideal system in which to interrogate the molecular underpinning of synapse development. Using this model, we investigate how mutations in synaptic genes linked to neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia contribute to the normal function of the synapse.

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A postdoc positions are open for developing and employing computational techniques for designing specificity for protein interfaces in various disease-oriented applications. The research includes various aspects of method development to analyze, predict and design protein interfaces. The position is highly interdisciplinary and provides close collaborations with experimentalists with follow up translational applications.The ideal candidate holds a PhD degree in relevant fields (e.g. computational biology, chemistry, physics, applied mathematics) and has an extensive computational background in scripting and programming languages, familiar with Linux operating system. Has a strong working knowledge of principles of protein structures, familiar with bioinformatics programs and applications, including some experience with MD simulations.

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The Charron Laboratory is interested in understanding the molecular basis of early life exposures that predispose offspring to metabolic disease and/or developmental disabilities. Our Bronx MomBa Study on babies recruited at birth and followed through 24 months of age for early childhood obesity and developmental delay inorporates molecular epigentic, transcriptomic, and functional assessments of immune cells and interactions with the metabolome and gut microbiome. We use mouse models to rigorously test dietary and therapeutic interventions for the ability to modify the developmental environment and provide life long improvements in metabolic and behavioral outcomes in offspring.

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Department Name: RADIOLOGY

Our research focuses on applying medical imaging methods and analysis methods (include machine learning) to study health and disease, aiming at early detection, accurate diagnosis, evaluation and prediction of disease courses and treatment responses. We collaborate closely with clinicians to solve clinically impactful problems. Some of projects include: i) Effects of chemotherapy on neurocognitive function in cancer patients, ii) MRI studies of breast cancer and lymph node metastasis and treatment response, iii) MRI study of neurodegenerative disease and acquired brain injuries, and iv) COVID-19 and COVID-19 sequela.

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The Hebert lab is developing protocols for repairing the adult neocortex when it is damaged due to disease or aging. In one set of projects, the lab studies how donor cell populations comprised of multiple subtypes can recapitulate normal tissue cytoarchitecture when transplanted in layers. In another set of projects, the lab is studying how transplanted microglia can be used as a delivery vehicle for biologics to treat neurodegeneration. For more info, please visit:

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A joint postdoctoral research fellow position is available in the Departments of Neuroscience and Radiology. Using brain electrophysiology (EEG) and neuroimaging (fMRI) techniques, our newly-funded NIH project is investigating chronic effects of chemotherapy treatment on brain development and cognitive functioning in childhood leukemia survivors (ages 5-12 years).

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Department Name: GENETICS

My lab is interested in understanding how mutations in the chromatin modifying enzyme KDM5 lead to intellectual disability. To do this, we combine transcriptome and epigenomic analyses with cell biological and behavioral assays in the model organism Drosophila.

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Department Name: CELL BIOLOGY

Alphaviruses are enveloped RNA viruses that include important human pathogens such as Chikungunya virus. We have developed robust multidisciplinary tools to characterize the molecular interactions and mechanisms of virus and host cell components during the virus lifecycle. Many important questions remain unsolved, and current research projects include the study of virus assembly, trafficking, budding, and cell-to-cell transmission.

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Department Name: GENETICS

The Lachman lab uses induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology to model intellectualdisabilities and autism. Both patient-specific and CRISPR-Cas9 gene edited lines are used.These are differentiated in various neuronal cell types and cerebral organoids, the latter ofwhich is used as a model for early brain development. RNA sequencing andphosphoproteomics are carried out to help understand the underlying molecular basis of theseconditions and to identify druggable targets for therapeutic intervention.

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Reference Number EINSTEIN PD 30


Join our childhood cancer research team and focus on an exciting new opportunity to evaluate novel approaches to inhibiting telomere maintenance mechanisms. Apply your cellular and molecular biology skills, learn bioinformatics, and see real-time results translate into the next clinical research study for relapsed neuroblastoma. We value teamwork, integrity, ambition, and intellectual curiosity (

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The Verkhusha laboratory at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine is looking for postdocsinterested in development and applications of genetically encoded biosensors and optogenetictools for monitoring and control of biological processes in cells and animals. Current projects focus on engineering of fluorescent biosensors for imaging of neuromodulators, neurotransmitters,enzyme activities, coupled with optogenetics. In addition to molecular biologists, we are lookingfor a neuroscientist willing to couple imaging with advanced biosensors to optogenetic control ofactivity and molecular processes in neurons, using cellular electrophysiology, electric fieldstimulation, optogenetics and calcium imaging.

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Kalpana Laboratory studies molecular mechanisms of HIV-1 replication, HIV-1 latency and Cancer and use this information to develop novel therapeutic and diagnostic strategies for AIDS and Cancer. By investigating the structure-function analysis, protein-protein and protein-RNA interactions of INI1/SMARCB1, a tumor suppressor and a host factor that binds to HIV-1 integrase, we have discovered that structural mimicry of proteins to RNA that has led to the development of novel therapeutic strategies for HIV-1. Furthermore, by applying state-of-the art technologies including single molecule RNA-FISH and single cell RNA-seq, we are studying HIV-1 latency and SARS-CoV2 replication.

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Department Name: CELL BIOLOGY

The Pamela Stanley lab identifys specific roles for gylcans during spermatogenesis. The Stanley lab has shown that MGAT1 and complex N-glycans are essential for spermatogenesis. Conditional deletion of Mgat1 in spermatogonia results in spermatid fusion and no sperm. Roles for specific glycoproteins in the spermatogenesis defect will be investigated. Publications are linked to the laboratory homepage at

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The Ballabh laboratory is seeking highly motivated, successful, and creative individual(s) with a background in neuroscience. The post-doctoral fellow will be participating in translational research on animal models of intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH) of prematurity. The main focus of our laboratory is to study underlying mechanisms and developing novel therapies for prematurity- and IVH-induced brain injuries. We employ a multidisciplinary approach and integrate histology, neuroimaging, genomics, MRI and neurobehavioral studies to answer our research question. Please see our lab website for more information:

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Department Name: CELL BIOLOGY

A postdoctoral position is available at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the laboratory of Dr. Art Skoultchi, Professor and Chair of Cell Biology.

The goal is to understand the roles of H1 linker histones in chromatin structure and function, gene regulation and cancer. We have prepared a unique series of knock-out mice and ES cell lines lacking specific H1 histones. Our studies have revealed roles for H1 histones in gene regulation, the epigenetic landscape and nuclear organization.

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Department Name: GENETICS

Laboratory of Dr. Masako Suzuki, DVM, PhD

A postdoctoral position in the area of Developmental Origins of Health, lineage commitment of stem cells, transcription, signaling, developmental biology, genomics, and bioinformatics. The research projects are focused on how the offspring remembers the exposure status of maternal micronutrient deficiency in the uterus and how it links to the disease risks of offspring later in life.

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Laboratory of Drs. Nir Barzilai, Sofiya Milman, and Zhengdong Zhang

A multidisciplinary group of researchers that aims to understand the biological mechanisms of healthy aging in human cohorts enriched for longevity is seeking postdoctoral fellows to join their team at Einstein's Institute for Aging Research, a leading institution in human aging research, headed by Nir Barzilai, M.D. Einstein is home to the Nathan Shock Center of Excellence in the Basic Biology of Aging and the Paul F. Glenn Center for the Biology of Human Aging. We offer a stimulating, supportive, and collaborative environment for candidates with an interest in the biology of aging and multi-omics. The candidate will have access to genomic, proteomic, metabolomic, and clinical datasets, as well as samples from Einstein's familial longevity studies. Recent NIH-funded projects include discovery of resilience mechanisms to Alzheimer's disease and biological regulation of pathways implicated in longevity. Drs. Nir Barzilai, Sofiya Milman, and Zhengdong Zhang are looking for innovative, motivated candidates, who can work independently but also collaborate closely with clinical, basic and computational researchers. Applicants will be expected to apply and develop computational tools to model and address questions in human biology and aging. T32 funding is available and transition to a faculty position is possible. The group has a strong track record of mentoring early career scientists in obtaining career development awards and transitioning to research independence. Additional information about the Institute can be found at

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All candidates must have a MD or Ph.D. Degree

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Albert Einstein College of Medicine is seeking highly motivated post-doctoral research fellows to join our team! We have open positions available throughout our many laboratories across campus.

We are one of the nation's premier institutions for medical education, basic research and clinical investigation. It is home to some 2,000 faculty members, 750 M.D. students , 350 Ph.D. students attending the Sue Golding Graduate Division-including 125 in the combined M.D/Ph.D. program-and 325 postdoctoral investigators training at our Belfer Institute for Advanced Biomedical Studies. More than 7,000 Einstein Alumni are among the nation's foremost clinicians, biomedical scientists and medical educators.

Long a national leader in biomedical research support from the Federal government, Einstein received $174 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health during 2017. This includes the funding for major research centers at Einstein in aging, intellectual development disorders, diabetes, cancer, clinical and translational research, liver disease and AIDS. Other areas of focus include developmental brain research, neuroscience, cardiac disease and other initiatives to reduce and eliminate ethnic and racial health disparities.

The Albert Einstein College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is our priority to treat everyone fairly and we are committed to complying with all laws and regulations governing equal employment and becoming a role model for active inclusivity. We value all people and perspectives that make us unique and increase our diversity at large. Albert Einstein College of Medicine reaffirms its commitment to recruiting, retaining and advancing individuals from historically unrepresented and marginalized minority groups in the scientific and medical professions.

We have also been recognized by Forbes as one of the country's best midsize employers in 2019 and 2020! Forbes ranked Einstein in the top overall nationally among midsize employers. Einstein ranked 3rd within the education category in New York State and 9th nationally among all midsize education employers.

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