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Assistant or Associate Professor of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Columbia University
New York City, New York (US)
A generous start-up package is provided.
Closing date
Jul 30, 2021

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The Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics at Columbia University in the City of New York is seeking candidates for tenured/tenure-track faculty positions. Applicants must have a Ph.D. and/or M.D. degree and have demonstrated excellence in research. The faculty appointment will be in the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons (VP&S) of Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and Columbia University (CU).

The Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics has launched a major recruitment initiative under the leadership of its chairperson, Dr. Cory Abate-Shen. We are seeking to expand research in basic cellular mechanisms and signaling pathways, with an emphasis on those having demonstrable clinical relevance or translational impact particularly in the areas of cancer, neuroscience, and cardiovascular research. Areas of research interests include chemical biology, pharmacogenomics, cellular metabolism, metabolomics, drug discovery, and systems pharmacology. Candidates should have demonstrated a high level of productivity in their field of interest and the ability to secure external funding. They will be expected to develop an internationally recognized extramurally funded research program and be committed to the educational mission of the Department.

Successful candidates will have a laboratory in the newly renovated space at CUIMC. Faculty in the Department of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics are associated with the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, hold membership in numerous Institutes and Centers such as the Naomi Berrie Diabetes Center, The Institute of Human Nutrition, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Motor Neuron Center, and have the opportunity to interact with faculty at Columbia University Morningside and Manhattanville Campuses.

If you have any questions or inquiries regarding your application, please contact Karen Allis at or 212-851-4819.


Minimum Degree Required

  • Ph.D. and/or MD degree

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must demonstrate the ability to develop an internationally recognized extramural funded research program.

Additional Information

Required Documents:

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (five pages maximum)
  • Statement of Research with a description of significant research accomplishments and future research plans (four pages maximum)
  • Minimum of three (maximum of five) letters of reference.

First consideration will be given to applications received by October 1, 2021, but applications will be accepted after this date.

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