The Division of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Blood Marrow Transplant (BMT) at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is recruiting for the position of Associate Research Scientist. The employee will be a Columbia Officer of Research and work within the Division of Hematology, Oncology and BMT. Basic research in the Division includes scientific studies focused on identifying novel methods to treat Pediatric Brain tumors using new Drug Delivery Approaches and novel agents. This Research is Translated into Novel Clinical Trials for children suffering with brain tumor at CUIMC.
The Associate Research Scientist would work with Dr. Canoll (Neuro-Pathology ) and Dr. Wu (Radiation Oncology) and in collaborations with Dr. Bruce (Neurosurgery), Eliza Konofagou ( Biomedical Engineering) and Dr. Zacharoulis (Pediatric Neuro-Oncology) on translational research focusing initially on high grade gliomas and Diffuse midline gliomas and subsequently in other brain tumors using novel agents with Convection Enhanced Delivery (CED) and Focused Ultrasound (FUS) or other drug delivery methods . A Novel Drug Delivery for Pediatric Brain Tumors Research Initiative has been recently launched at CUIMC by the above members and the successful candidate will be involved in generating preclinical data that will lead to the design a number of novel clinical studies.
The successful candidate will be in charge of establishing animal models where biology based drug combinations will be used via CED , FUS in order to generate data that can lead to improving both the therapeutic choices and drug delivery methods in children with high grade gliomas and other brain tumors .
In this role, the successful candidate is responsible for collaborating with Principal Investigators (PI) and working independently within the scientific framework of the PIs laboratory.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Initiates, interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates research assignments critical to departments mission.
Formulates and conducts research on problems of considerable scope and complexity.
Explores subject area and defines scope and selection of problems for investigation through conceptually related studies or series of projects of lesser scope.
Makes decisions and recommendations that have a major impact on extensive scientific research activities. Develops new ideas that promote current research. Exercises a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding extensive scientific research programs and activities of outstanding novelty and/or importance.
Internal Number: 6388
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