The Department of Pediatrics division of Molecular Genetics is seeking to hire a Associate Research Scientist to join our team in a full time position to immediately participate in the conduct of research project to study how sympathetic regulation of metabolism is impacted by aging.
The applicant will be an experienced researcher with expertise in both neuroanatomy and the neurobiology of sympathetic regulation of peripheral targets to work in the Zeltser laboratory. The procedures for this project require expertise in multiple advanced techniques. The experienced researcher must be able to master state-of-the-art techniques to map and manipulate sympathetic circuits regulation discrete targets in the periphery, including stereotaxic injections, viral tracing, chemogenetics and fiber photometry. In parallel, this project also involves the analysis of physiological phenotypes in vivo, including thermogenesis, glucose uptake and lipolysis
Columbia University is a preeminent research institution with a broad range of research activities in the health sciences.
Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients.
Minimum Degree Required: Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D.
MD/PhD in Cellular Biology with at least 3 years of experience. They should also have excellent oral and written communication skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.