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Columbia University Postdoctoral Research Scientist in New York, New York

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Job Requisition Number 00001033

Field(s) of Specialization Microbiome research

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Department CII Ctr Infection & Immunity

Division Ctr Infection & Immunity

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

The Center for Infection and Immunity ( in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University is one of the world’s most advanced academic centers for research in infectious disease surveillance, diagnosis and discovery in acute and chronic illnesses. Postdoctoral position available for highly motivated candidates with Dr. Brent L. Williams to pursue basic and translational research into the role of the microbiome in human health. The Postdoctoral Research Scientist will work directly with Dr. Williams on projects focused on one or more of the following research areas: role of the gut microbiome and its byproducts in colorectal cancer tumorigenesis; gut and oral microbiome in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelits and/or Gulf War Illness; role of the vaginal microbiome in bacterial vaginosis and HIV transmission; importance of the microbiome in the health of mother-infant dyads; microbial metabolic and immunological consequences of antibiotic exposure; impact of Ebola virus infection on the microbiome and disease survival; and/or the importance of dietary fiber in promoting a healthy microbiome. The laboratory employs multi-omics approaches including transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, metagenomics, epigenetics and large-scale data analysis in both human cohorts and animal models to evaluate the microbiome and the consequences for human health/disease when the microbiome is disturbed, with a goal toward designing microbiome-targeted therapeutics to promote health.

Minimum Degree Required

PhD or MD

Minimum Qualifications

Successful candidates should have a Ph.D. in microbiology, molecular biology, or immunology with strong experience in microbiology and microbial-host interactions, evident by peer-reviewed publications in reputable journals. Prior research in microbial-host interaction, omics approaches, bioinformatics, and/or animal models will be a plus. The successful applicant will join a dedicated and energetic multidisciplinary team and should have excellent communication, inter-personal, and writing skills.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 09/04/2019

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Proposed Start Date 10/01/2019

EEO Statement

Columbia University is Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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