Postdoc using genomic/proteomic approaches to study cell polarity and morphogenesis

Associate scientist to study cell polarity and morphogenesis

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

The Sokol laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, is looking for a motivated Ph.D. scientist to join our group in the winter/spring of 2024. Our group studies how planar cell polarity (PCP) signaling and mechanical forces regulate vertebrate gastrulation and neural tissue development.

Our past studies using Xenopus embryos and mammalian cells investigated roles of Wnt and FGF pathways in asymmetric stem cell division and centrosome/cilia biology. At present, our interests expanded to include the control of actomyosin contractility during morphogenesis. Learn more from Sokol Laboratory and our recent papers.

A successful candidate will use live cell imaging, genomic and proteomic approaches to study how signaling molecules and mechanical forces regulate cell polarity and cell movements in vertebrate embryos . Our laboratory is in the Department of Cell, Developmental and Regenerative Biology, with many groups sharing a highly collaborative developmental and stem cell biology program. Besides top-quality research core facilities, career guidance and professional development training are provided for postdoctoral fellows.

Preference will be given to candidates with strong background in cell biology, biochemistry or bioengineering. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Interested candidates may send their CV, a short description of relevant expertise and research interests, list of publications and the names of three references to Dr. Sergei Sokol (

Please send you applications by 1st December 2023…