The Department of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York, NY has an opening for a postdoctoral research scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Catherine Spina to start immediately. The position requires interest and expertise in immunology and/or immuno-oncology. Specifically, we are seeking candidates experienced in experimental immunology, pre-clinical tumor models, human organoid culture systems, and single-cell analytic approaches (e.g., flow cytometry, quantitative multiplex immunofluorescence, single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNASeq)). Though not required, candidates with experience and/or an interest in learning in systems biology / bioinformatics approaches are preferred.
Working with leading academic oncologists, translational and basic scientists, the successful candidate will be at the multidisciplinary intersection of oncology, tumor immunology, genomics, radiation biology, systems biology and will be integral to investigator-initiated and early phase clinical trials for clinical translation.
The Spina laboratory is focused on understanding the immunologic implications of tumor irradiation, including innate and adaptive resistance mechanism, and elucidating mechanisms driving these changes. The results of this research will be communicated by published outcomes in high-impact journals by our group, new investigator-initiated clinical trials, and offer collaborative opportunities with academic and industry partners.
We are seeking candidates with experience in molecular biology, immunology, genomic analysis, flow cytometry, cell culture work, and preclinical tumor models. Systems biology / bioinformatics skills, including programming, are not required but a are bonus. Self-motivated and creative individuals with a track record in the field of immunology/tumor immunology and/or oncology, with relevant publications and an interest in translational opportunities should apply. Successful candidates should have excellent written and oral communication skills, be willing to seek out grant funding from external sources and participate in grant writing to support independent research.
Qualified candidates should hold a Ph.D. degree in medical sciences or a related discipline with a proven record of peer-reviewed publications. Prior post-doctoral experience is preferred but not required.
Please provide a cover letter explaining relevant work experience and interests, your CV, and the contact information for three references.
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