The CII is seeking Postdoctoral Research Scientists to pursue projects that focus on molecular and serological diagnostics, epidemiology, surveillance, capacity building in the developing world, and biomarker discovery in acute and chronic diseases. Candidates should be creative, and capable of both independent and collaborative research, and have expertise in microbial genomics, immunology, epigenetics, and/or data science.
Work on modeling and other projects that broadly integrate evolutionary, ecological, and biodiversity data into emerging disease and zoonotic disease models.
Work closely with the Director, science staff, and collaborators to design and execute analytical projects in basic and translational research in infectious diseases.
Assist with grant and manuscript writing.
Use a strong fact basis and collaborative approach to formulate alternative and creative solutions to problems and sensitive issues.
Minimum of PhD, DVM or MD in: Biology, Microbiology, Public Health, or expertise in microbial genomics, immunology, and/or data science.
Strong quantitative analytical skills
Demonstrated writing and research skills including publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals
Ability to conduct literature reviews, data collation and cleaning, and exploratory data analyses
Strong writing and verbal communication skills with a keen eye for detail
Proven ability to work independently
Self-driven, highly motivated, organized, and willing to perform research
Willingness to work some mornings, evenings, weekends as necessary
Fluency in written and spoken English required
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.