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Hiring Opportunities

We currently have openings for undergraduates, graduate students and postdocs. Please see below for a description of what these positions involve and information for how to apply.

LOCATION

Columbia University Irving Medical Campus,

New York City, NY

OPENINGS

Undergraduate Students

Graduate Students

Postdoctoral Fellow

Graduate Students:
What You’ll Do

  • Engineering: Learn to synthesize & characterize nanobiomaterials. This will involve learning techniques relevant to bioconjugation, microfluidic nanofabrication, microscopy, dynamic light scattering and rheological techniques. 
     

  • Immunology & Biology: Learn the way the immune system works and current techniques for studying key processes of innate and adaptive immunity. Techniques in this area will include flow cytometry, ELISA, histology, and spatial multi-omics. Depending on your project area, you will also gain expertise in particular disease biology, like cancer or Alzheimer's disease. In most cases, students working on disease applications will need to be comfortable working with animals.
     

  • Communication: The cornerstone of a successful  research career is communication skills. You can discover the most amazing things in the world, but if you can't help others understand your findings it won't do much good. Our PhD students will learn techniques for improving their writing, oral presentation and data visualization skills.

Postdocs: What You'll Do

  • We are currently looking for postdocs with at least one the following areas of expertise: 

    • Immunoengineering - experience with immunoassays like multi-color flow cytometry, ELISpot, CODEX, or other spatial multi-omic techniques.

    • Materials Science - experience with nanoparticle synthesis & characterization, electron microscopy or rheology.

    • Organic Chemistry - experience with polymer synthesis & characterization, bioconjugation techniques or biopolymer engineering.
       

  • Gain an interdisciplinary skillset: while you will come into the group with valuable expertise from your PhD, we will help you broaden your skills to help you towards your chosen career goals.
     

  • Mentoring: as a postdoc in our group, you will be expected to provide mentorship and guidance to students learning topics in your area of expertise. 

  • We see the postdoc experience as a time for broadening your research skills and acquiring mentorship experience relevant for your career goals. You will likely join an existing project and be encouraged to quickly develop expertise with our base technology, so that you can eventually pursue research trajectories made possible by your unique combination of skills.

Compensation
 

  • Postdoctoral fellows

    • Salary starting at $60,000.

    • Benefits including health and dental, see full range of benefits here.

    • Professional development and additional benefits through the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs. ​

    • Note that Columbia Postdocs are unionized.

    • Housing support consisting of On-Campus housing (by lottery) or additional housing allowance to defray Off-Campus housing costs.
       

  • Graduate students

    • All PhD students are funded by our lab or through departmental grants. This includes full tuition, an annual living stipend (~$44k in 2022), health insurance and access to student housing.​

    • Masters students are typically not funded by the lab or the department.​
       

  • Undergraduate students

    • Research can be counted towards academic credits, and in certain cases we may fund students or help them find programs to fund them.​

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