Associate Research Scientist in Systems Biology
Columbia University New York Systems Biology
United States

Associate Research Scientist


Posting Details


First Section
Job Requisition Number 0000735
Field(s) of Specialization  
Position Title Associate Research Scientist
Department JSB Systems Biology
Location Medical Center
Summary Description

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 and include a CV and contact information for three references. For inquiries about the position, please contact Dr. Peter Sims ( and/or Dr. Donna Farber (


Minimum Degree Required





Minimum Qualifications

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.

Additional Information  
RAPS posting date 05/23/2019
Search Closing Date  
Special Instructions to the Applicant  
Proposed Start Date  
EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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