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Postdoc or associate scientist to study Wnt/planar cell polarity signaling and morphogenesis in vertebrate embryos

Posted by , on 15 September 2023

Job type: postdoc

Location: New York, NY

Closing Date: 31 December 2023

The Sokol laboratory at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, is looking for a motivated postdoctoral scientist to join our group in the winter/spring of 2024. Our group studies how secreted growth factors and planar cell polarity (PCP) signaling regulate vertebrate gastrulation and neural tissue development.  We have been using Xenopus embryos and mammalian cell lines to investigate roles of Wnt and FGF pathways in asymmetric stem cell division and centrosome/cilia roles in cell polarity.  Our interests also include mechanotransduction and cell junction remodeling during morphogenesis. Read more in our recent papers and at


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 a number of 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 (

Salary: commensurate with experience

Start date: 1 January 2024

Closing Date: 31 December 2023

Scientific fields: Cell biology, Early embryogenesis, Morphogenesis, Neural development

Model systems: Xenopus, Cell culture

Duration: Permanent

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