Assistant Professor in Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology

The Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI) at Columbia University in the City of New York is seeking candidates for several tenure track Assistant Professor positions. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and have demonstrated excellent qualifications in research.

The faculty appointment will be in the Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine or an appropriate Department at the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons (VP&S) of Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and Columbia University (CU).

Applicants should have demonstrated experience in one or more fields of stem cell biology, reprogramming, tissue engineering, regenerative biology, and medicine, and are expected to apply innovative approaches to address fundamental or translational questions relevant to the interests and goals of CSCI. Successful candidates will have a laboratory in the newly renovated CSCI space at CUIMC. They will be expected to develop an internationally recognized extramurally funded research program, and be committed to the graduate education and outreach missions of CSCI and their recruiting department.

CSCI investigators span the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the Schools of Medicine and Engineering, and hold membership to other Institutes and Centers such as the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center and Motor Neuron Center. CSCI fosters interdisciplinary stem cell research with the goals of understanding developmental and regenerative processes, modeling and studying human diseases and the aging process, and developing cell and tissue based diagnostics and therapeutics. More information about CSCI can be found at

Completed applications should be submitted via the following website:

Required Documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (five pages maximum)
  • Statement of Research with description of significant research accomplishments and future research plans (four pages maximum)
  • Minimum of three (maximum of five) letter of references

First consideration will be given to applications received by November 16, 2018, but applications will be accepted after this date.

Candidates should make sure that if selected they will be available to attend the CSCI Recruitment Symposium organized on January 15-16, 2019 (January 29-30, 2019 is the backup date in the event of weather-related cancellations). This 2-day event will include seminars and discussions with members of the search committee, and additional details will be provided to the selected candidates.

Columbia University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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