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Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University in New York City, New York
Date Posted 05/16/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00002484
Field(s) of Specialization Cancer Biology
Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Department CDM Dental Medicine
Division Dental Medicine
Location Medical Center
Summary Description

The laboratory of Dr. Fatemeh Momen-Heravi lab at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine/Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) is seeking an enthusiastic and exceptionally motivated postdoctoral research scientist. The selected candidate will study elements of innate immunity, tumor microenvironment, tumor biology in head and neck and lung cancer as well as its connections with physiologically relevant inflammation in chronic diseases. The research will investigate the molecular basis for the function of non-coding RNAs, including miRNAs, and exosomes in the regulation of the immune response in inflammation-related diseases and cancer progression. The studies will also involve understanding of host response in pathogenesis of periodontal disease and cancer. Studies will use complementary methods, including human cell culture, cloning, flow cytometry, protein assays, RNAseq, RNAi, single-cell analysis and mouse models.

Opportunities for learning and mentoring to develop those skills will be provided. The candidate can expect individualized mentorship based on their personal career goal and will have the opportunity to explore new techniques and concepts. Interested, qualified candidates can send inquiries to Dr. Momen-Heravi at fm2540@cumc.columbia.edu.

Columbia University Medical Center is located in uptown Manhattan and provides a world-class scientific environment for biomedical and research training. Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Dental Medicine have a multidisciplinary research environment.

Minimum Degree Required

PHD or equivalent in relevant field

Minimum Qualifications

he candidate should have a PhD in any of the following fields: Cellular and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Genetics, Cancer Biology, or Developmental Biology. The ideal candidate will have a record of scientific innovation, productivity and rigor, a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals, the ability to work in a multi-disciplinary multi-cultural team, excellent time management, excellent written and oral communication skills.
Required Skills/Competencies:
• Demonstrating outstanding personal initiative and originality of thought
• Excellent time management and organizational skills
• Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced, results-oriented environment
• Excellent teamwork
• Ability to convey their ideas and thoughts in an organized cohesive manner
• Ability to meet deadlines and multitask efficiently is a must

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of biochemistry and previous experience in bioinformatics are highly desirable.

Additional Information
RAPS posting date 05/14/2021
Search Closing Date
Special Instructions to the Applicant

Applicants should submit a letter of interest stating career goals and experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names, e-mail address and telephone numbers of three professional references to be considered for this position.

Proposed Start Date 06/01/2021
EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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