Careers/Jobs

Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist

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

Position Summary:

A Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is available immediately for a highly motivated candidate to work on a new NCI-funded project investigating the therapeutic efficacy of heavy-ion radiotherapy in the control of pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest cancers that have proven intractable to conventional treatments, as well as the potential combination of heavy-ion radiotherapy and the induction of ferroptosis.

The study uses both cellular models and KPC mouse models to address these central questions. Our laboratory is in the Center for Radiological Research (crr.columbia.edu) in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center in Upper Manhattan. This project is a collaboration with investigators in the Mouse Hospital (https://www.olivelab.org), a facility dedicated to pre-clinical studies for developing new pancreatic cancer treatments. Some studies will require irradiations using our heavy-ion facility at the Radiation Research Accelerator Facility (https://www.crr.columbia.edu/raraf), and beamlines at Brookhaven National Laboratory (https://www.bnl.gov/nsrl/). This is an outstanding opportunity to work with investigators in leading radiation biology and pancreatic cancer laboratories.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have experience in molecular biology, cell culture and/or mouse models, as well as excellent communication and writing skills. A background in radiation science, cancer biology, and/or immunology is also strongly preferred.

 

To Apply: https://academic.careers.columbia.edu/#/85006

Position: Staff Associate I

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

Position Summary:

 

Columbia University Irving Medical Center's at the Center for Radiological Research seeks to hire a successful candidate for the position of Staff Associate I. Candidates should have the strong, relevant scientific experience. The primary role of this position is to assist with the experiments and studies of the Amundson Lab. This includes (1) helping with the smooth operation of the lab in coordination with other lab members, (2) assistance in animal or laboratory experiments, and (3) sample processing and data collection. 

Our research aims to understand how to use gene expression to reconstruct dose after a radiological event as part of a Center for High Throughput Minimally Invasive Radiation Biodosimetry. See the laboratory's website for more information (https://www.crr.columbia.edu/cmcr/core-projects/transcriptomics). The experiments are conducted with strong collaboration between the biologists and physicists at our Center and Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF: https://www.crr.columbia.edu/raraf). 

The Staff Associate I will manage inventory of samples or data; maintain laboratory inventory of assays and frozen samples; ensure that equipment or machinery is operating and maintained properly; carry out gene expression experiments with human and animal blood and tissues, and assist with the preparation of materials for publications with the assistance of supervising PIs. 

Qualifications:

We are looking for someone with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Cell Biology, or Molecular Biology, with at least 4 years of research lab experience, preferably experienced in tissue culture and animal handling, qPCR, general RNA techniques, and data collection.

Minimum Qualifications:
- Enthusiastic and exceptionally motivated
- Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
- Ability to perform meticulous record-keeping

To Apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/89971