Summary Description: Columbia University, Department of Dermatology, Basic Science Research Group, invites applications for a position at the Associate Research Scientist level. The focus of this position is to facilitate a major research project investigating the mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of non-melanoma skin cancer with the ultimate goal of identifying novel therapeutic agents for patients with skin cancer. Specific interests include signal transduction, UV carcinogenesis, and chemoprevention and therapeutic modulation of non-melanoma skin cancer. The incumbent will develop new mouse models for the disease based on over expression of relevant genes; will use animals to test new therapeutic approaches; will perform functional analysis both in vivo and in vitro. The Associate Research Scientist will thus play a crucial role in conducting mechanistic studies and asking basic biological questions.
Minimum Qualifications: PhD. in Biology, Physiology, Biophysics or related field, and at least four years' related experience in an academic biology laboratory. This work requires experience in both in vivo and cell culture model systems and expertise in molecular and cell biology methodologies. Basic laboratory techniques, mastery of software---Excel, Word, MatLab---necessary. Must be self-motivated, meticulously organized, able to work independently and in a team. Must keep excellent laboratory notebooks. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal and organizational skills needed. Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and effectively complete tasks in a timely manner.
Preferred Qualifications: Rodent handling techniques and surgeries, confocal microscopy, live-cell time lapse imaging, and transgenic mouse colony maintenance, familiarity with Photoshop and Illustrator software packages.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It... seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.