Columbia University Irving Medical Center's Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics invites applicants for a senior-level research position as an Associate Research Scientist. Candidates should have strong scientific and postdoctoral experience. Responsibilities will include running a vibrant research program, mentoring graduate students and postdocs, creating high-quality presentations, communicating with internal and external collaborators, and active participation in the Department's programs and activities. The Associate Research Scientist may oversee the work of more junior research staff and may direct the implementation of laboratory processes/protocols.
The Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons is focused on advancing biomedical research through the study of molecular genetics, chemical biology, and structural biology to identify specific and novel targets to modify the function of living systems and impact disease response. The Department bridges basic and clinical science, and the research of faculty members span such diverse problems as the identification of molecular signals that determine whether a cell lives or dies to the discovery of new drugs that control cardiac rhythm in heart disease; use of inducible pluripotent stems as drug screening platforms; the physiology and pharmacology of pain pathways; mechanistic studies of schizophrenia; x-ray crystallography of GABAB receptors and pharmacology and physiology of GABAA receptors.
Areas of research encompassed by the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics are broad and based on synergistic interactions between basic science and clinical research. The main research interests include Cancer Biology, Molecular Cardiology, Neuropharmacology, Signal Transduction, Structural and Chemical Pharmacology. Members of the department conduct research to improve understanding of the normal functioning of living systems, of the abnormalities of function that cause and result from disease or the toxic action of chemicals, and of the manner in which abnormal function can be modified or prevented by chemicals or other interventions.
Minimum Degree Required
Ph.D., MD, or equivalent doctoral degree
Applicants must have a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and at least two years of postdoctoral research.
Excellent communication and writing skills and ability to work as a member of a team.
Strong project management skills and demonstrated mentoring skills with students and postdocs.
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.