Postdoctoral Research Scientist


Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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Description

This opportunity to join the Department of Pediatrics at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at the rank of Postdoctoral Research Scientist is an exciting one. Columbia University Irving Medical Center, one of the nation’s foremost academic health science centers. The Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is the top in comparison with other Pediatric departments in the NY region in NIH research funding.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

The Eosinophilic Gastrointestinal Diseases Program (PI: Dr. Bailey) seeks an eligible Postdoctoral Research Scientist to work on a full-time basis. Our laboratory uses advanced techniques in mouse genetics, 3D organoid culture systems generated from human samples and mouse tissue as well as human pluripotent stem cells to investigate molecular mechanisms of reactive epithelial changes in pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and associated diseases.

The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will have responsibilities:

  • To contribute to the program through research accomplishments, personal growth and interaction with others.
  • The ideal candidate is a published expert in stem cell and epithelial cell biology, human development and disease, and has considerable experience in designing and conducting research experiments/projects.
  • Within the predetermined research scope and methodology, conducts research in understanding the pathophysiology of pediatric eosinophilic esophagitis (EoE) and discovering novel biomarkers and drug targets for EoE and associated diseases.
  • Formulates research hypotheses, designs and conducts experiments, implements statistical analyses for the successful completion of related research projects.
  • Participates in weekly work meetings and works in a collegial and cooperative manner with the PI and other co-workers.
  • Understands current scientific literature and acts as a scientific resource to the group.
  • Assists PI in providing supervision and guidance to students and trainees in the group on their academic activities.
  • Writes peer-review articles, presents at scientific meetings, and assists PI with grant applications and progress reports.
  • Plays an active role in seeking career and research advice, both from the PI and from other faculty members as appropriate.
  • Maintains a positive relationship with the research team, clinical staff, and acts as a wet lab research resource.
  • Provides support to wet lab staff to ensure research is successfully implemented, including maintaining an on-site presence, answering questions, and reporting successes and roadblocks to the research team.
  • Help facilitate multidisciplinary and multi-site research as needed.
  • Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.

 

Qualifications

  • Must have a doctorate degree (M.D. or Ph.D.
  • Published expertise in stem cell biology, human development and disease, epithelial cell biology and/or immunology.
  • Skills in molecular-cell biology, mouse genetics, culture of primary cells and organoids, immunofluorescence/confocal microscopy, RNA sequencing and single cell analysis approaches. Candidates with experience in informatics and flow cytometry are strongly encouraged to apply, although these are not requirements.
  • Consistently strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with professionals in other disciplines.
  • The ability to create a high-energy results-oriented work environment that encourages colleagues and staff to value each other’s contributions.
  • The ability to share and celebrate success with colleagues and staff.
  • Consistently strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with professionals in other disciplines.
  • The ability to create a high-energy results-oriented work environment that encourages colleagues and staff to value each other’s contributions.
  • The ability to share and celebrate success with colleagues and staff.

  

Application Instructions

Hiring Salary Range:  

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist: $70,000 - $75,000

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Pay Transparency Disclosure

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training.  The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.





Columbia University In the city of New York


No deadline
Location: United States of America, New York
Categories: Cell Biology, Immunology, Molecular Biology,, Molecular science, Postdoc,

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