A postdoctoral position is open at Columbia University Medical Center/College of Dental Medicine to study elements of innate immunity in different disease models, including head and neck cancer and physiologically relevant inflammation in chronic diseases such as periodontal disease. The research will investigate the molecular basis for the function of non-coding RNAs, including miRNAs, and exosomes in the regulation of the immune response in inflammation-related diseases and cancer progression. Studies will use complementary methods, including human cell culture, cloning, flow cytometry, protein assays, RNAseq, RNAi, and single-cell analysis and mouse models.

The candidate should have a recent or soon to be acquired PhD in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Immunology, or Cancer Biology, or Developmental Biology. Knowledge of biochemistry and previous experience in bioinformatics are highly desirable. The successful candidate will also demonstrate creativity, ability to work independently, strong work ethics, motivation, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to handle multiple projects as well as to work in a collaborative, yet competitive environment. The candidate can expect individualized mentorship based on their personal career goal and will have the opportunity to explore new techniques and concepts.

Columbia University Medical Center is located in uptown Manhattan and provides a world-class scientific environment for biomedical and research training. Columbia University Medical Center and the College of Dental Medicine have a multidisciplinary research environment.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest stating career goals and experience, a curriculum vitae, and the names, e-mail address and telephone numbers of three professional references to the following link: