The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Associate Research Scientist to join the Laboratory of Dr. Wendy Chung in the Division of Molecular Genetics in a full time position to begin immediately to participate in the design and conduct of studies on the molecular genetics of rare neurogenetic conditions including characterizing the mutation spectrum, studying genotype/phenotype associations, understanding molecular mechanism of disease, and developing new treatments for disease including genetic therapies. Applicants should have experience in cell culture, making and differentiating iPSCs into neurons, microscopy, electrophysiology, and characterizing mouse models of neurogenetic conditions. Experience in molecular biological techniques such as polymerase chain reaction, genotyping, real time PCR, Northern blots, Western blots, immunohistochemistry, microscopy, tissue culture iPSC differentiation, making brain organoids, cell biology, and electrophysiology are necessary.
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.
Successful candidates will be highly motivated individuals with a degree in in biomedical sciences and at least 2-3 years post doctoral experience in any or all of these areas: molecular medicine, human genetics and genetic counseling, diagnostic genomics and/or, clinical trials management. Excellent oral and written communication skills, advanced organizational skills, strong work ethic, and ability to work independently. Candidate should be able to work well with a team of medical geneticists, genetic counselors, and research scientists.
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.