Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Doctoral Training and Opportunities
- Posted 2/7/2013
Postdoctoral fellow: Immunology of autoimmune diabetes
A postdoctoral research scientist position is available in the group of Dr. Remi Creusot at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI) to participate in research investigating the pathophysiology and therapy of autoimmune diabetes. The CCTI is a multidisciplinary research center with affiliations with many departments and other research centers within Columbia University Medical Center, established to promote horizontal translation of applied immunology between different disciplines and to advance immunology from the bench to the clinic.
The candidate should have a recent PhD or MD/PhD in Immunology, Molecular Medicine or related field with a proven track record of productivity (first authorship in peer-reviewed journal in English is preferred). In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate creativity, strong work ethics, motivation and ability to work in a collaborative yet competitive environment, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with flow cytometry and in vitro immunoassays, animal procedures, gene expression analysis (Taqman, Microarray and/or RNA seq) and isolation / culture of immune cells are highly desirable. In addition, experience with mouse transgenesis and/or gene targeting will be favorably considered.
Please apply through the CUMC website at:
* Be sure to include a cover letter and references.
- Posted 12/7/2012
Postdoctoral Fellow: Immunology and cutting edged in vivo imaging
The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology at Columbia University currently has a position available for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Joji Fujisaki, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. We are seeking greatly motivated, creative individuals with a strong interest in highly innovative and fundamental immunological research that is at the interface of immunology, stem cell biology and cancer biology, and will broadly impact basic and clinical medicine. We are presently focusing our efforts on a novel question about the immune privilege of the hematopoietic stem cell niche that shields stem cells and malignant cells from the immune attack (Fujisaki etc. Nature. 474, 216-219, 2011) using cutting edge in vivo multiphoton/confocal microscopy that enables real-time visualization of dynamic kinetics of individual immune cells and stem cells in live mice. The successful postdoctoral research candidate will be expected to learn to use this equipment.
Qualified candidates must possess a MD, PhD or MD-PhD in immunology or hematology with a strong interest in in vivo imaging. Candidates should have experience in general immunological in vitro and in vivo assays. Experience in in vivo imaging may be preferred but not required.
To apply please send a single PDF file containing a cover letter and CV along with a summary of previous research experience, accomplishments, and experimental proficiency. Applications should be accompanied by 3 letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Joji Fujisaki via e-mail at: