Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Dr. Momen-Heravi Laboratory)

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Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Dr. Momen-Heravi Laboratory)

Columbia University Irving Medical Center, College of Dental Medicine

Salary Range: $65,000–$72,000


The laboratory of Dr. Fatemeh Momen-Heravi at Columbia University College of Dental Medicine, Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC), is seeking an enthusiastic and exceptionally motivated postdoctoral research scientist. The selected candidate will study elements of innate immunity, tumor microenvironment, and tumor biology in head and neck and lung cancer as to its connections with physiologically relevant inflammation in chronic diseases. 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. The studies will also involve understanding of host response in pathogenesis of periodontal disease and cancer. Studies will use complementary methods, including human cell culture, cloning, flow cytometry, protein assays, RNAseq, RNAi, single-cell analysis, and mouse models. 

Opportunities for learning and mentoring to develop those skills will be provided. The candidate can expect individualized mentorship based on personal career goals and will have the opportunity to explore new techniques and concepts.

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


Minimal degree required: PhD or equivalent in any of the relevant fields including Cellular and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Genetics, Cancer Biology, or Developmental Biology. The ideal candidate will have a record of scientific innovation, productivity, and rigor; a strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals; the ability to work in a multidisciplinary multicultural team; excellent time management; and excellent written and oral communication skills. 

Required skills and competencies: 

Demonstrating outstanding personal initiative and originality of thought Excellent time management and organizational skills Ability to work independently in a multidisciplinary, fast-paced, results-oriented environment Excellent teamwork Ability to convey one’s ideas and thoughts in an organized cohesive manner Ability to meet deadlines and multitask efficiently Knowledge of biochemistry and previous experience in bioinformatics are highly desirable. 

Applicants should submit a CV; a letter of interest stating career goals and experience; and the names, email addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references to Dr. Momen-Heravi at fm2540@cumc.columbia.edul; or apply directly to the positing at


Columbia University is an equal opportunity employer and provides a vibrant research environment with numerous opportunities for collaboration, professional training, and growth. Candidates with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


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