Careers/Jobs

Position: Physicist/Staff Associate

Department: Center for Radiological Research at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Position Summary:

The position is available at the Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Medical Center. We are looking for a recent Master’s graduate in Physics who will be involved in a wide range of projects, some computer-based, some involving experimental studies. The candidate will be responsible for a variety of web-based software projects including:

• Design and ongoing continuous development of interactive websites 
• Maintain several current websites for several major NIH-funded projects 
• Opportunity to work on a variety of different research projects

The Center is highly multidisciplinary, so flexibility and good communication skills are a must. Good interpersonal skills, good written and verbal skills. Ability to disseminate scientific material in both technical and non-technical terms. The individual should have the ability to take initiative and work independently.

 

To Apply: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3236

Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist - biophysical modeling, mathematical modeling, biostatistics

Department: Center for Radiological Research at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Position Summary:

Postdoctoral Research Scientist is available at the Center for Radiological Research to work on a NASA project to update its current operational model for space radiation cancer risk assessment. The position would be focusing on incorporating recent research on radiation quality and dose rate effects as part of an overall team.

A systemic approach is to be taken: reviewing the currently available models and data and comparing them while identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches. A baseline model is to be identified along with reasonable alternative approaches to be eventually included in an ensemble model.

Since NASA career exposure limits are in terms of probabilistic risk, the model will need to be probabilistic in nature. The focus will be on parametric approaches as opposed to more detailed mechanistic models such as N-stage cancer models although the latter may be used to inform the development of the resulting model parameters and uncertainties.

Duties include:

1. Assist in gathering and reviewing relevant data
2. Lead work reviewing available quality models and updating model including
a) Calculation of RBE and RER under different dose-response assumptions including uncertainties from data available in the literature
b) Identifying parametric models quality models available in the literature (these are quite limited)
c) Recalibrating these models and identifying potential improvements
d) Software verification and integration

 

To Apply: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3477

Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics

Department: Center for Radiological Research at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Position Summary:

Research position at the level of Postdoctoral Research Scientist is available at the Center for Radiological Research (CRR.columbia.edu) at Columbia University in New York. There are 2 main projects; one is a NASA funded study on the biological effects of the space environment. The second is the development of high-throughput assays for the radiation effects on DNA damage in blood cells.

The successful candidate will carry out space biology research and will involve space radiation 3D human tissue models and proteomic studies. The applicant will also be involved in studies focused on the development of high-throughput protein-based cellular screening methods. Full training will be given for new techniques.

To Apply: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3519

Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Chemistry/Biology/Physics

Department: Center for Radiological Research at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Position Summary:

Columbia University Nevis Labs, Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF)

Postdoctoral research position available immediately for highly motivated candidate to help develop a research platform for studying the mechanisms underlying the success of carbon-ion radiotherapy and optimizing the anti-tumor response. The project is part of a collaborative program developing accelerator-based heavy ion irradiation capabilities with integrated cutting-edge imaging (SCAPE microscopy).

The laboratory is part of the Center for Radiological Research (crr.columbia.edu) in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University. The position will be based at our Radiation Research Accelerator Facility (www.raraf.org/) located just outside New York City in Westchester County.

Successful candidates must have experience in cellular and molecular biology, especially 2D and 3D cell culture, as well as excellent communication skills, and a high level of proficiency in radiation biology, immunohistochemistry, and/or ELISA. Later stages of the project will also involve working with tumor models in mice.

To Apply: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3520

Position: Postdoctoral / Associate Research Scientist - Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Physiology/Cell Biology

Department: Center for Radiological Research at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Position Summary:

Post-Doctoral or Associate Research Scientist position is available in the Mouse Core of a well-established research project focused on the development of biomarkers for individualized prediction of radiation injury. This Core Facility is in the Center for Radiological Research at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

The Mouse Core is responsible for mouse colony maintenance, mouse irradiation, blood and tissue collection from mice, and blood cell analysis by flow cytometry. The candidate will be expected to carry out experiments in a variety of mouse models, utilizing flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry.

The candidate should have at least 1 year of research experience in one or more of the above-mentioned research activities in a mouse model context. 

Required Qualifications: Ph.D. in Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Physiology/Cell Biology or a related field; expertise in mouse models, cellular biology, and cell-based assays. Applicants with a background in radiation biology or immunology are especially encouraged to apply.

To Apply: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3749

 

Position: Staff Associate - Biochemistry/Molecular Biology/Physiology/Cell Biology

Department: Center for Radiological Research at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Position Summary: 

Staff Associate position is available in the Mouse Core of a well-established research project focused on the development of biomarkers for individualized prediction of radiation injury. This Core Facility is in the Center for Radiological Research at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center.

The Mouse Core is responsible for mouse colony maintenance, mouse irradiation, blood and tissue collection from mice, and blood cell analysis by flow cytometry. The candidate will be expected to coordinate and assist in all these activities as well as a variety of experiments utilizing flow cytometry and immunohistochemistry.

The candidate should have at least 4 years of experience in one or more of the above-mentioned research activities in a mouse model context.

To Apply: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3750

Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Immunology, Biophysics, Cell Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, Radiobiology

Department: Center for Radiological Research at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Position Summary: 

Research position at the level of Postdoctoral Research Scientist is available at the Center for Radiological Research (CRR.columbia.edu) at Columbia University in New York to join a team tasked with the optimization and development of a proteomic biomarker panel for the rapid assessment of radiation exposure in human blood samples. The protein panel will also include biomarkers for blood leukocyte subtypes to reflect hematological sensitivity and injury. The successful applicant will be responsible for validation of the protein signature and transition to a high-content, (imaging) flow cytometry platform. The assay system is intended as an in vitro diagnostic device with the ability to quantify DNA damage and the radiation response with precision and accuracy. Experience working with protein-based assays and immunofluorescent image analysis techniques would be advantageous although full training will be provided for new techniques.

To Apply: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/3776