Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Doctoral Training and Opportunities

    Posted 8/20/15

    Postdoctoral Research Scientist

    A full-time Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is immediately available in the Department of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center. The position is expected to lead a research project focusing on cancer immunology, specifically to develop mouse models with personalized human immune system and cancer, and perform basic and translational studies of cancer immunotherapy. The postdoctoral scientist will be working in the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology and Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, and will have the opportunity to interact with both basic and clinical investigators. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Immunology or related sciences with a strong emphasis on cancer immunology. Experience with muse studies, in vitro functional immunological assays, flow cytometry, and molecular biology is required.

    Please contact the CCTI at contactCCTI@columbia.edu to apply.

  • Posted 8/11/15

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

A postdoctoral level position is available in the group of Dr. Remi Creusot at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology (CCTI) to participate in research investigating the pathophysiology and therapy of autoimmune diabetes. The research will focus on tolerogenic antigen-presenting cells in both mice and humans, and in normal and autoimmune environments. The position also involves collaborations with labs within and outside the CCTI. The CCTI is a multidisciplinary research center with affiliations with many departments and other research centers within Columbia University Medical Center, established to promote horizontal translation of applied immunology between different disciplines and to advance immunology from the bench to the clinic. The lab is also affiliated with the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center.

The candidate should have a recent PhD in Immunology, Molecular Medicine or related field with a proven track record of productivity (first authorship in peer-reviewed journal in English is preferred). In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate creativity, strong work ethics, motivation and ability to work in a collaborative yet competitive environment, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills. Familiarity with flow cytometry and in vitro immunoassays, animal procedures, gene expression analysis and isolation / culture of immune cells are highly desirable. In addition, experience with molecular cloning will be favorably considered. The position is available to be filled immediately.

Recent PhD or MD/PhD in Immunology, Molecular Medicine or related field is required.  Knowledge of immunology, molecular biology, biochemistry and in vivo experimental techniques preferred.

Familiarity with flow cytometry and in vitro immunoassays, gene expression analysis (qPCR) and isolation / culture of immune cells is required. Experience with mice is highly desirable. Knowledge of molecular cloning is a plus.

Columbia University Medical Center, located in uptown Manhattan, provides a world-class scientific environment for outstanding training, and is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should send a full CV, a one-page cover letter highlighting research interests and career plans, as well as the name and contact details of 3-4 references directly to the Principal Investigator: r.creusot@columbia.edu.

  • Posted 12/7/2012

Postdoctoral Fellow: Immunology and cutting edged in vivo imaging

The Columbia Center for Translational Immunology at Columbia University currently has a position available for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist in the laboratory of Dr. Joji Fujisaki, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. We are seeking greatly motivated, creative individuals with a strong interest in highly innovative and fundamental immunological research that is at the interface of immunology, stem cell biology and cancer biology, and will broadly impact basic and clinical medicine. We are presently focusing our efforts on a novel question about the immune privilege of the hematopoietic stem cell niche that shields stem cells and malignant cells from the immune attack (Fujisaki etc. Nature. 474, 216-219, 2011) using cutting edge in vivo multiphoton/confocal microscopy that enables real-time visualization of dynamic kinetics of individual immune cells and stem cells in live mice. The successful postdoctoral research candidate will be expected to learn to use this equipment.

Qualified candidates must possess a MD, PhD or MD-PhD in immunology or hematology with a strong interest in in vivo imaging. Candidates should have experience in general immunological in vitro and in vivo assays. Experience in in vivo imaging may be preferred but not required.

To apply please send a single PDF file containing a cover letter and CV along with a summary of previous research experience, accomplishments, and experimental proficiency. Applications should be accompanied by 3 letters of reference to be sent directly to Dr. Joji Fujisaki via e-mail at: