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Open Positions at Columbia


Postdoctoral Trainee positions are generally listed in the University Recruitment of Academic Personnel System (RAPS). Some departments and P.I.s post postdoctoral positions on their department or lab websites. OPA recommends reviewing department and P.I. websites as well. Below is a highlight of some postdoctoral positions at Columbia.

Postdoctoral Position in Behavioral Sciences HIV ResearchARROW

Do you think that social science research is an important part of the solution to the HIV/AIDS epidemic?  Do you have a doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., etc.), or are you about to complete one? Do you want to receive further training to become an independent HIV/AIDS researcher?

If so (or if you know anyone to whom this might apply), you might be interested in our NIMH-funded postdoctoral training program, focusing on HIV, gender, and human sexuality at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies (Columbia University New York). You can learn more about the program by visiting  http://www.hivcenternyc.org/training/nrsa.html. Trainees receive up to three years of support for stipends, health insurance, travel for conferences, and research. An application form can be found at the website.

The program begins July 1 of each year. Anyone interested in the Fellowship Program can begin the application process by downloading, completing, and emailing the application form with a current Curriculum Vitae to postdoc@nyspi.columbia.edu no later than December 1, 2012. Further information about the program will then be mailed to all eligible applicants, along with instructions for completing the application process (including writing a personal statement and sending letters of recommendation). For the first round of selection, the complete, final application packet must be received by the HIV Center no later than January 1, 2013. Applicants are urged to send the initial application early enough to allow themselves ample time to receive, complete, and mail the final application packet.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. Persons from underrepresented groups (including those with disabilities and disadvantaged background) are strongly encouraged to apply.

ARROWFull-time Postdoctoral Research Scientist Position in Chemistry/Biology

A full-time postdoctoral research scientist position is available in the Stockwell Lab for research at the interface of chemistry and biology, involving the synthesis of biologically active molecules for probing protein function.


Experience with synthetic chemistry is essential. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D in organic chemistry.

Please send your CV to Jessie Kunkler at jessie@biology.columbia.edu

Postdoctoral Position in Cancer Cell MetabolismARROW

A postdoctoral fellow position is available in the laboratory of Dr. Bin Zheng at the
Institute of Cancer Genetics, Columbia University Medical Center, New York City. Our laboratory is interested in both basic and translational research on mechanisms of metabolic signaling in cancer, with a special focus on melanoma. For more information about our research, please visit: http://icg.cumc.columbia.edu/faculty_Zheng.htm.

Our laboratory is located at the newly established Irving Cancer Research Center building, which provides an intellectually stimulating scientific environment and state-of-the-art cancer research facilities.

Candidates must have a PhD or equivalent with strong research experience in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology and/ or mouse cancer models. No citizenship or permanent residence is required. Interested applicants should submit a copy of CV and contact information of three references. For further information,
please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Bin Zheng at zheng@icg.cpmc.columbia.edu

ARROWPostdoctoral Position to Study the Role of Histone Methylation in Drosophila Development

Funds are available for a postdoctoral fellow in the Laboratory of Dr. Tulle Hazelrigg to study the role of histone methylation in the regulation of gene expression in Drosophila. This research will address the roles played by Egg/dSETDB1, an essential histone methyltransferase, in development, gametogenesis, and germ stem cell maintenance.  In particular, experiments will identify the genomic targets of Egg/dSETDB1, and will determine the mechanisms responsible for selection of these gene targets. The successful candidate will join a lively academic research department at Columbia University, with excellent facilities and resources.


The Department of Biological Sciences is located on the Columbia Morningside Heights campus, located in the culturally diverse Upper West Side of New York City.


Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV, and the names of two faculty members or PIs who can provide letters of reference, to:


Dr. Tulle Hazelrigg, Department of Biological Sciences

753 Fairchild Extension

Columbia University

New York, NY 10027

Tel. 212-854-3026 (lab) or 917-915-1428 (cell)


Postdoctoral Position in Molecular Cell Biology and GeneticsARROW

A postdoctoral position is available in the laboratory of Alberto Ciccia in the Department of Genetics and Development at Columbia University Medical Center. The laboratory is located in the state-of-the-art Irving Cancer Research Center. The main focus of the laboratory is the study of the molecular mechanisms that maintain genomic stability after DNA damage to prevent the development of cancer and genetic disorders (Ciccia A. et al, Molecular Cell, 2012; Ciccia A. and Elledge S.J., Molecular Cell, 2010; Ciccia A. et al,
Genes & Development, 2009; Ciccia A. et al, Molecular Cell, 2007).

Interested candidates with Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degrees are encouraged to apply. Experience in molecular and cell biology, protein biochemistry or human/mouse genetics is preferred but not required. To apply for this position please submit a cover letter describing research experience and interests, CV and contact information of three references to:

Alberto Ciccia
Assistant Professor
Department of Genetics and Development
Irving Cancer Research Center
Columbia University Medical Center
1130 St. Nicholas Avenue
New York, NY 10032


ARROWPostdoctoral Position to Study DNA Methylation in Human Diseases

A funded position is available for a postdoctoral research scientist in the Laboratory of Dr. Benjamin Tycko to study the role of altered DNA methylation in cancer and other human diseases.  A number of different methods are being focused on this topic, including a combinationof tissue-based studies, microarray-based profiling with relevant bioinformatics, high throughput bisulfite sequencing, and creation of mouse models.

The Institute for Cancer Genetics is located in the Irving Cancer Research Center (ICRC) of the Columbia University Medical Center campus.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their CV, and the names of two faculty members or PIs who can provide letters of reference, to:

Benjamin Tycko, M.D., Ph.D.

Institute for Cancer Genetics and Department of Pathology

Irving Cancer Research Center (ICRC)

1130 St. Nicholas Avenue

New York, NY  10032

Tel. 212-851-5280










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