Columbia University in the City of New York (CU)

Associate Research Scientist

Columbia University in the City of New York (CU)

New York, NY, United States

An Associate Research Scientist position is available in the Department of Systems Biology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center to lead a recently funded effort to study tissue resident immune populations in humans as part of the Human Cell Atlas. Candidates must be highly motivated Ph.D.-level scientists with a background in immunology and a strong interest in genomic technology. The ideal candidate will have significant expertise in flow cytometry, next-generation sequencing, and familiarity with single-cell technologies.

The position offers training opportunities in human immunology, single-cell genomics, and bioinformatics from leading experts; state-of-the-art equipment in well-resourced core facilities; an extraordinary human tissue resource spanning all ages of life; and a major role in long-term, international collaborations.

Interested candidates should submit an application online on RAPS using this link: and include a CV and contact information for three references.

Minimum Degree Required:

A Ph.D. in a scientific or engineering discipline is required along with a record of scientific publications.

Preferred Qualifications:

-Experience with mammalian cell culture, preferably with culturing immune cells.

-Experience with flow cytometry, fluorescence activated cell sorting (FACS), and immunofluorescence.

-Experience with library construction and quality control for next-generation sequencing (experience with trancriptomics and single-cell RNA-seq would be ideal).

-Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

-Strong project management skills.

Please apply via recruiter’s website.