Associate Research Scientist
Columbia University Medical Center, Columbia Center for Translational Immunology
Summary Description: An Associate Research Scientist position is open within the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology in the Department of Medicine to develop new approaches to prevent early xenograft rejection, including the development and evaluation of novel therapeutic strategies to avoid the generation of destructive xenoantibodies both in vitro and in vivo.
This position will continue current research projects using pig to non-human primate transplants as a model for potential clinical xenotransplants using a range of complementary laboratory techniques, including immunoassays and functional cell-based assays, among others.
The successful candidate will lead the research projects in investigating new strategies to prevent de novo anti-donor antibody formation, as well as therapies for the eradication of preformed xenoantibodies. In addition, the applicant will participate in leadership and coordination meetings to ensure continuous progress of the large animal program overall.
The candidate is expected to be trained in transplantation surgery, self-motivated, and creative, with documented research experience related to the advertised position. Incumbent will be expected to collaborate with senior investigators to seek external funding, complete projects, analyze data and prepare for publication, as well as train postdoctoral and technical researchers in scientific methods and the field of xenotransplantation.
Minimum Degree Required: M.D., Ph.D.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidate should have an M.D., Ph.D. or both
Preferred Qualifications: Training in large animal transplantation surgery and translational immunology