Columbia University in the City of New York (CU)

Post-doctoral Research Fellow

Columbia University in the City of New York (CU), United States

New York, NY, United States

Post-doctoral Research Fellow (Postdoc) – Izar lab

Post-doctoral positions available for highly motivated candidates to join the Ben Izar Laboratory at the Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC)/Center for Translational Tumor Immunology (CCTI).

Candidates with a background in cancer biology and immunology, computational biology (in particular single-cell genomics), biochemistry or microscopy are highly encouraged to apply.

The Izar laboratory focusses on understanding interactions between immunity and cancer evolution, metastasis and drug resistance. We use single-cell genomics, highly-multiplexed imaging, patient-derived tumor-immune modelling and systematic CRISPR approaches to dissect the biology occurring at the tumor/immune interface. A special emphasis is placed on dissecting different metastatic niches (such as the brain) and how site-specific dependencies can be therapeutically exploited.

An overview of projects in the projects in the lab can be found here: 

Post-docs have access to state-of-the-art equipment including high-throughput microscopy and highly-multiplexed assays, outstanding core facilities and world-class colleagues in tumor biology, immunology and computational biology.

Dr. Izar is highly committed to fostering a collaborative environment, and support every post-docs’ success and career development. Columbia University offers housing in New York City, in addition to numerous opportunities and resources for career and personal development.

Candidates must hold a PhD, MD, or other equivalent doctoral degree and have strong laboratory and analytical skills. Strong candidates with background in computational biology and M.S. will also be considered.

Please send applications to and include the following items as a single, merged PDF file.

1)   Cover letter (2-page maximum) indicating past, current and future research interests. Please include expected date of availability.

2)   Curriculum Vitae

3)   Names and contact information of three references

4)   Reprints of up to three publications (optional)


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Post-doctoral Research Fellow