Job Title: Postdoctoral Scholar
PVN ID: HC-2310-005906
Category: Research

Job Description

General Description

Venom has the power to transform organisms and transform lives. Join the Holford lab to engage with cutting-edge venom research that is interdisciplinary and takes you on a journey from Mollusks to Medicine! Multiple postdoctoral fellow positions are available In the Mandë Holford's Laboratory of Chemical and Biological Diversity at Hunter College, CUNY Graduate Center to study and characterize molluscan venoms using chemical, molecular, developmental, and/or stem cell approaches.

Preferred candidates would have previous experience in:

  1. Venomics
  2. Development and differentiation of pluripotent stem cells
  3. Molecular and cellular analysis of cellular phenotype
  4. Dissection, behavioral and histological analysis.

Interested candidates should submit a complete CV, a summary of current and future research interests, and the contact information of three references. More information on the Holford lab can be found at

Starting date: January, 2024

Other Duties

  • Designing, conducting, and analyzing scientific research experiments and maintaining a lab book that will remain in the Holford lab.
  • Writing manuscripts and submitting them for publication.
  • Training other lab members in the techniques required to conduct the research experiments for this position.
  • Attending scientific conferences, and producing scientific posters to disseminate findings from the research conducted.
  • Giving research seminars. 


Interested candidates should have a PhD in Chemical Biology, Cell Biology, Evolutionary Biology, or Computer/Data Sciences. Please submit a complete CV, a summary of current and future research interests, and the contact information of three references

About the Research Foundation

The Research Foundation of The City University of New York (RFCUNY) was established as a not-for-profit educational corporation chartered by the State of New York in 1963. RFCUNY supports CUNY faculty and staff in identifying and obtaining external support (pre-award) from government and private sponsors and is responsible for the administration of all such funded programs (post-award).

RFCUNY stands between CUNY’s principal investigators (PIs) and the sponsors who support them and strives to fulfill its essential responsibilities to both groups. Working closely with individual PIs and Grants Officers on the campuses, RFCUNY oversees employment, accounting, audit, reporting, purchasing, and special responsibilities that include management of a planned giving program; liaison with governmental agencies and foundations; negotiation of agreements; facility construction and renovation; protection and commercialization of intellectual property; and compliance with applicable standards in research involving human subjects, animal care, environmental and radiological safety, and conflicts of interest.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The Research Foundation of the City University of New York is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Americans with Disabilities Act/E-Verify Employer. It is the policy of the Research Foundation of CUNY to provide equal employment opportunities free of discrimination based on race, color, age, religion, sex, pregnancy, childbirth, national origin, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, domestic violence victim status, arrest record, criminal conviction history, or any other protected characteristic under applicable law.

Key Features

Full Time
Annual Salary Range
$68,000.00 - $68,000.00
Closing Date
Dec 31, 2023 (Or Until Filled)
Bargaining Unit