Postdoctoral Research Scientist in Pediatrics-Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology

Columbia University New York

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number-00002138

Field(s) of Specialization- Pediatrics-Allergy/Immunology/Rheumatology

Position Title -Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department- PED Pediatrics

Division- Pediatrics

Location -Medical Center

Summary Description

The Department of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology & Rheumatology at Columbia University is seeking to hire a highly motivated post-doctoral researcher in the study of inflammatory/immunologic pulmonary, cardiac disease (and specifically, Kawasaki disease); expertise in mouse models, as well as tissue engineering, iPSC differentiation and organoid models would be of interest.

We are seeking to understand the role of a specific regulatory protein in inflammation, as well as understanding how conceptually manifestations of certain immunologic disease may be related to stromal cell function such as fibroblasts. An interest is moving from the mouse model of some of these diseases towards tissue engineered models, however ongoing projects with heavy murine focus will also continue. Candidates will be responsible for managing multidisciplinary collaborations including engineers, biologists, clinicians and supervision of technical staff.

This is an excellent opportunity to gain expertise in an innovative area at the interface of genomics and immunology with direct clinical relevance as well.

List of duties: Functioning independently, the Postdoctoral Researcher will design, organize and conduct highly specialized and advanced experiments using established scientific protocols and procedures and in some cases designing new protocols; summarize findings and publish results in research journals; assume general responsibility for scientific operations of the laboratory; provide supervision and guidance to junior technicians, students, and researchers. Duties include:
• Design and implement research protocols; design safety procedures; adapt new procedures, methods or instrumentation relative to research procedures.
• Collect, prepare and analyze research data; keep a detailed notebook summarizing experiments and recording research data; maintain computer database of research data; tabulate and display data for presentation in research conferences and for manuscript preparation; use graphics and statistical software to analyze and present data.
• Supervise other personnel in the laboratory to coordinate research efforts for increased efficiency; participate in training of fellows, residents, students and volunteer workers as needed.
• Search pertinent scientific literature as needed.
• Assist with ordering and procurement of supplies and equipment and with general maintenance of laboratory.

Field(s) of Specialization: Genomics and Immunology (human and/or mouse lymphocyte immunology)

Minimum Degree Required

M.D. or PhD degree required

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates will be highly motivated individuals with a doctoral degree in biology or immunology, Candidates should have excellent communication skills and must be able to function independently, think critically and creatively, and be technically innovative, as well as participating as part of a dynamic team. The candidates must possess competence in lymphocyte culture and flow cytometry techniques, bio-statistical analysis, a track record of independent and collaborative research, and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.

Preferred Qualifications

Human lymphocyte manipulation and functional study, receptor signaling studies, RNAseq analysis. Expertise in mouse models, as well as tissue engineering, iPSC differentiation and organoid models would be of interest.

Additional Information

Required Applicant Documents for Upload: CV, 3 references and Titles of up to three most representative first- or co-authored papers.

RAPS posting date 01/12/2021

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Supplemental Questions

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Do you have Ph.D or MD?

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References
  • Description of Previous Work
  • Optional Documents