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Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Columbia University Medical Center

Date Posted Jul. 13, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist
University Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY, United States
Department Pathology and Cell Biology
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Pathology

The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology is seeking highly motivated individuals to join The Laboratory of Transfusion Biology. Our lab studies the red blood cell (RBC) and platelet (patho)physiology, factors that affect component quality for transfusion, and initiation of immune responses to RBC and platelet auto- and allo-antigens. The proposed projects include: (1) genetic and environmental factors that modulate RBC and platelet function during health and disease, (2) identification of risk factors for RBC and platelet alloimmunization, (3) elucidation of mechanisms underpinning enhanced alloimmune responses to reticulocytes, (4) understanding how the storage lesion affects individual RBC populations and platelets, (5) elucidating the mechanisms that lead to tolerance failure to RBC and platelet autoantigens, and (6) defining how diet and exercise affect RBC storage quality in vitro and post-transfusion efficacy in vivo. Most projects have require work with both murine models and samples from humans.

At CUIMC, we stand together because diverse experiences, perspective, and values enrich every dimension of our work. Join our team and see how your unique skills and experiences can create a real impact by changing lives.

Job Function:

  • 50% - Performing experiments
  • 20% - Reading/Writing scientific manuscripts
  • 20% - Recording/analyzing data
  • 5% - General lab maintenance
  • 5% - other duties as required

Skills frequently utilized to complete daily tasks include: mouse handling, flow cytometry, basic lab skills (e.g. pipetting, loading a gel, DNA extraction and PCR), and sterile technique.

Lab Mission/Purpose:

Our mission as leaders in transfusion medicine is to drive scientific research and innovation in blood banking and transfusion therapy. We are committed to advancing the science and practice of transfusion medicine through cutting-edge research and collaboration with leading experts in the field.


Minimum Education Requirements:

(For Postdoctoral Research Scientists: Please note that we cannot proceed with an offer letter until they have received their Ph.D. degree conferral. We cannot start the visa process should they need one if they have not received degree conferral.)

  • Requires a Ph.D. and/or M.D. with sufficient experience in basic science or translational research, a record of independent and collaborative research, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Minimum Skills Required:

  • Candidate should have knowledge of basic laboratory techniques (e.g., pipetting) and equipment (e.g., centrifuge), as well as the ability to follow standard operating procedures.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A strong preference will be given to candidates with a broad knowledge of immunology, transgenic mouse models, and flow cytometry. Advanced knowledge of RBCs, erythropoiesis, stress erythropoiesis, oxidative biology, alloimmunity and/or autoimmunity is preferred.

Application Instructions

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Hiring Salary Range

  • Postdoctoral Research Scientist: $61,500-$70,000


Pay Transparency Disclosure

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

  • Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Contact Information

  • Susan Ceballo
    Pathology and Cell Biology
    Columbia University Medical Center
    630 West 168th Street
    New York, NY 10032
  • 212-305-7164


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