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)
Internal Number: 6892
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