Columbia University Medical Center: Research fellow : New York, NY, United States
The Center for Translational & Computational Neuroimmunology (CTCN) directed by Philip De Jager M.D., Ph.D., in the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) is currently seeking a Post-Doctoral Fellow in the field of neuroimmunology to join our research effort in investigating the influence of genetic loci associated with neurological diseases on adaptive and innate systems.
This position offers a stimulating and multi-disciplinary environment. The fellow will work as part of a team of researchers at CUMC. He or she will join an ongoing research program that examines immune cell phenotype and function as it relates to recently identified genetic loci associated with several neurological diseases including multiple sclerosis (MS) and Alzheimer’s disease (AD). The project will entail working with human immune cells using in vitro assays and relating in vitro data to clinical phenotypes. Functional experiments will be integrated with epigenomic and transcriptomic characterization of the experimental system as part of a NIH-funded program. Promising human gene targets will be manipulated in animal models of MS and AD.
Applicants should have a good working knowledge of experimental methods in cellular /molecular immunology. Experience with the study of immune cell function in vitro and in mice is an advantage but is not required. Effective communication and organization skills as well as the ability to work independently and as part of a team are also mandatory for this position. The ideal candidate should be highly motivated, enthusiastic, and detail-oriented, with excellent laboratory skills. Time-management, multitasking and the ability to work under pressure in a fast-paced research program are essential.
Applications and inquiries should be submitted by e-mail to Elizabeth Bradshaw Ph.D. (firstname.lastname@example.org) or to Wassim Elyaman Ph.D. (email@example.com). Please include your CV, a cover letter describing previous research, research interests, and future goals, as well as 3 references.