The Division of Pulmonary, in the Department of Medicine at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position in the laboratory of Dr. Jianlong Wang (http://www.stemcellwanglab.com/), who is affiliated with the Columbia Center for Human Development (CCHD), Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI), Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center, New York. The current project focuses on understanding the functional contribution of several recently identified stemness factors in the Wang laboratory, including transcriptional factors, epigenetic regulators, and RNA-binding proteins, to pluripotency, early development, and tumorigenesis. Trainees will therefore be exposed in-depth to stem cell and developmental biology as well as cancer biology.
The responsibilities of the Postdoctoral Research Scientist will consist of performing research on stemness in pluripotent and cancer cells and animal models. Specifically, the scientist will be studying posttranscriptional (RNA modification) and translational (initiation) control of stem cell pluripotency and early development. In addition, the Postdoctoral Research Scientist will present their research in group meetings and institutional and departmental seminar series. They will also organize research findings and write manuscripts for publication. The scientist may also be responsible for other activities related to the research program.
Minimum Qualifications: Doctoral degree in a related field
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with stem or cancer cell culture, DNA/RNA epigenetics, gene regulation, and mouse genetics. Demonstrated expertise in stem cell and cancer biology.
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