Undergraduate, Graduate and Post-Doctoral Training and Opportunities

  • Posted 1/27/14

Post-Doctoral Position in Human Heart Transplantation Immunology

Job Summary

A post-doctoral position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Emmanuel Zorn at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology to study the contribution of B cell and humoral immunity to human cardiac allograft rejection. One avenue of research will be to examine B cells infiltrating heart transplants at time of rejection. Studies will be conducted in collaboration with members of the New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Cardiac Transplant Program. Our translational research aims at developing novel therapeutic strategies. Studies will use a wide range of complementary methods including primary human cell culture, B cell cloning, protein assays, molecular biology techniques as well as functional cell based assays. We are seeking a junior, creative, self-motivated and hard-working individual with documented research experience related to this position. Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D with training in immunology (human immunology preferred).

Apply

To apply, send curriculum vitae, cover letter including a description of past research accomplishments as well as contact information for three references to:

Emmanuel Zorn, Ph.D.
Columbia Center for Translational Immunology
650 West 168th Street, mailbox 127
New York, NY 10032
ez2184@cumc.columbia.edu

Post-Doctoral Position in Human B Cell Immunology

Job Summary

A post-doctoral position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Emmanuel Zorn at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology to study the function of B1 B cells and “natural antibodies” in humans. The NIH funded research will make use of a unique collection of biological specimens to localize and characterize B1 B cells throughout the human body. Studies will use a wide range of methods including primary human cell culture, B cell cloning, ELISA, protein assays, molecular biology techniques as well as functional cell based assays. We are seeking a junior, creative, independent and hard-working individual with documented research experience related to this position. Motivated candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D with training in immunology (human immunology preferred).

Apply

To apply, send curriculum vitae, cover letter including a description of past research accomplishments as well as contact information for three references to:

Emmanuel Zorn, Ph.D.
Columbia Center for Translational Immunology
650 West 168th Street, mailbox 127
New York, NY 10032
ez2184@cumc.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:
jf2819@mail.cumc.columbia.edu