The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York Associate Research Scientist-Immunology in New York, New York
THE OPPORTUNITY: The Department of Pediatrics is seeking an Associate Research Scientist to join the Laboratory of Dr. Emily Mace in the Division of Immunogenetics in a full time position. Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. POSITION SUMMARY: The goal of this project is to define the trajectory of natural killer cell differentiation from earliest precursors with a particular focus on the requirement for the eukaryotic DNA helicase in human natural killer (NK) cell development. KEY RESPONSIBILITES: The successful candidate will have extensive experience in the use of human cells and induced pluripotent stem cells to model and manipulate human NK cell development in vitro. Expertise in flow cytometry, cloning and cell line validation, and NK cell biology is also an asset. WEBSITES: COMPENSATION: Compensation arrangements are competitive and commensurate with both experience and achievement. COMMITMENT OF DIVERSITY: Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans. Columbia University welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths, or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g. children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or industry service). The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. We are interested in candidates who have a record of success advising and mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education and is particularly interested in candidates who have research interests in subjects that will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equal opportunity. QUALIFICATIONS: Must have a doctorate degree: M.D./Ph.D. 2-3 years of postdoctoral training. Consistently strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with professionals in other disciplines; The ability to create a high-energy results-oriented work environment that encourages colleagues and staff to value each other's contributions. The ability to share and celebrate success with colleagues and staff. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Pay Transparency Disclosure The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting. Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.