Postdoc positions @ New York City: Long Reads -Omics and Human Diseases

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Genetics and Genomic Science
United States New York New York


Fang Lab ( @ Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Our lab (long read sequencing + experiment + computation) pioneered the fast growing field of bacterial epigenomics (Nature Biotechnology, 2012; Nature Reviews Genetics, 2018, Nature Microbiology, 2020). We also pioneered the use of DNA methylation for high resolution microbiome analysis (Nature Biotechnology, 2018; Nature Methods, 2021). We also use long read sequencing to study the human genome, epigenome and transcriptome (Genome Research, 2018; Nature Genetics, 2019). We have unique expertise in third generation long read sequencing (PacBio and Oxford Nanopore).

Publications: Nature Methods, 2021 (in press) * Nature Microbiology, 2020 * Trends in Microbiology, 2020 * Nature Genetics, 2019 * Nature Communications, 2019 * Nature Reviews Genetics, 2018 * Nature Biotechnology, 2018 * Genome Research, 2018 * Nature, 2016 * Cell Reports, 2016 * Nature Communications, 2015 * PLoS Genetics, 2015 * Nature Communications, 2014 * Molecular Psychiatry, 2014 * PLoS Genetics, 2013 * PLoS Computational Biology, 2013 * Genome Research, 2012 * Nature Biotechnology, 2012

We are looking for highly motivated PostDoc Fellows on Technology Development, Disease Systems Biology and Precision Medicine. Three sub-directions along infectious diseases, brain disorders and immune disorders.

1) Long reads based epigenomics

2) Long reads based microbiomics

3) Long reads based transcriptomics


Successful candidates will have unique opportunities to i) build on our unique expertise in long read sequencing, rich clinical samples and strong collaborators, ii) take the lead role in projects developing cutting edge, pioneering technologies with high biomedical and clinical impact. Compensations are highly competitive with subsidized housing in New York City.

Requirements: 1) Candidates with computational or experimental background are both welcomed. 2a) Candidates with computational background are expected to have solid training in bioinformatics, genomics, epigenomics transcriptomics, or metagenomics, 2b) Candidates with molecular biology skills are expected to have solid experience in bacterial genetics. 3) Ability to learn and master new technologies and skills, 4) Abilities to lead an independent research direction while adapting to a collaborative environment, 5) An innovative yet critical thinker.

Start date

To be determined

How to Apply

How to apply: Please send the following to (preferred) or : 1) A brief cover letter, 2) CV with a list of publications, 3) PDF files for the papers in which you are first or co-first author.

Thank you for the interests!

Gang Fang, Associate Professor, Genetics and Genomics, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai


Gang Fang

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