Columbia University Irving Medical Center's Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics is in the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and 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.
Postdoctoral Research Scientist positions are available in the laboratory of Dr. Cory Abate-Shen at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in New York City. Our laboratory is focused on studying prostate and bladder cancers using genetically-engineered mouse models, organoid models, and systems biology approaches. Areas of investigation include: (1) understanding how basic mechanisms associated with cellular plasticity, differentiation, and specification are coopted in cancer; (2) investigating mechanisms of disease progression and metastasis; and (3) pre-clinical investigations of cancer treatment and prevention. Recent publications include: Vasciaveo et al. Cancer Discov. 2023; Paull, E. O. et al. Cell 2021; Papachristodoulou et al., Cancer Discov. 2021; Arriaga et al. Nature Cancer, 2020.
Relevant experience in molecular, cellular and/or systems biology and preferably in the generation and/or analyses of genetically engineered mouse models.
Self motivated with strong interest in studying the mechanistic and translational aspects of liver diseases.
Effective communication and writing skills and record of publication in peer-reviewed journal (s)
Ability to work independently and collaboratively
Experience in cancer biology
Prior experience with disease modeling using mammalian models
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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