Available Positions

Post-Doctoral Position in 
Columbia University Medical Center
New York City, New York, USA

labApplication is invited for a full time post-doctoral scientist position in the Zha lab within the Institute for Cancer Genetics of Columbia University. Our laboratory is interested in molecular mechanism of DNA double stand break repair and DNA damage responses in the context of lymphocyte development and cancer biology. The particular research projects will focus on 1) newly identified structural function of DNA repair proteins or 2) the functional interaction between DNA damage responses genes (e.g. ATM) and DNA repair factors and apply a multidisciplinary approach combining mouse genetics, high-throughput sequencing, cell biology, molecular biology and animal models in order to understand the role of DNA repair in human diseases. We are seeking highly motivated, ambitious, and talented scientists to join our enthusiastic and collaborative team in an outstanding scientific environment.

Starting date

This position is available from the 1st of Jan 2016 (negotiable) and interview could be arranged ASAP.

We are looking for candidates with a PhD or MD/PhD early in their academic career (within the first 2 years of graduation) with a background in DNA repair or cancer biology or immunology. Experience with high throughput sequencing analyses, mouse tumor models or multi-color FACS analyses is of advantage, but not required. Excellent English written and verbal communication skills, a high degree of motivation and organization and record of scientific accomplishments (e.g. publication track record) with manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals are a prerequisite for this position.

Research Environment
The Institute for Cancer Genetics is the basic research unit of the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers at Columbia University Medical Center. Our lab is 6 years old with 8 current members including 3 post-doctoral fellow and 3 Ph.D students. We are also part of a broad network of research laboratories in New York City dedicated to DNA dynamics and genomic integrity, constituting a vibrant and collaborative environment for research.

Application process

Please submit following information in one PDF file via Email to Dr. Shan Zha at sz2296@columbia.edu

• Cover letter with detailed statement of research interests and experience (not more than 1-2 pages)
• Curriculum vitae including the complete publication list
• Three (3) letters of recommendation or the detailed contact information of three referees