Postdoctoral Position in Human Transplantation Immunology
Columbia University Medical Center
A post-doctoral position is open in Dr. Emmanuel Zorn’s laboratory within the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology at Columbia University Medical Center (http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/ccti/) to study mechanisms of cardiac allograft rejection. The research will particularly focus on the role of B cells in the local intragraft immune response and their interaction with neighboring T cells and macrophages. This project will be conducted in collaboration with members of the New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Cardiac Transplant Program. Studies will use a range of complementary methods including primary human cell culture, B cell cloning, protein/peptide assays, repertoire diversity analysis using next generation sequencing, single-cell based molecular biology techniques as well as functional cell-based assays.
The candidate should have a recent PhD in or Immunology with a proven track record of productivity (first authorship in peer-reviewed journal in English is expected). Knowledge of molecular biology and bioinformatics are highly desirable. The successful candidate will also demonstrate creativity, strong work ethics, motivation, excellent written and verbal communication skills and ability to handle multiple projects as well as to work in a collaborative, yet competitive environment.
Columbia University Medical Center is located in uptown Manhattan and provides a world-class scientific environment for biomedical training. The CCTI is a multidisciplinary research center affiliated with many departments and other centers within Columbia University Medical Center. The CCTI was established to promote horizontal translation of applied immunology between different disciplines and to advance immunology from the bench to the clinic.
Applicants should send a full CV, a cover letter highlighting research interests and goals, and the name and contact information of 3 references to Dr. Emmanuel Zorn: email@example.com