Irving Skin Cancer Faculty Positions - Assistant, Associate and Full Professor

The Department of Dermatology at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center invites applicants at all ranks for full-time faculty positions with a focus on research in Skin Cancer.

Successful candidates will be joining a vibrant Skin Cancer research community that emphasizes combining basic and clinical research, patient care and teaching. Current research interests in the Department of Dermatology include skin biology, immunology, epidermal differentiation, skin stem cells, signal transduction, skin cancers (both non -melanoma and melanoma), mouse models of skin cancer, immuno-oncology, complex organotypic skin modelling, data warehouse and systems approaches, and clinical research.  Applications are invited across the full spectrum of basic to translational skin cancer research.

Candidates may hold an MD, MD/PhD or PhD degree or equivalent, with a demonstrated track-record of leadership, excellent communication skills and publications in high-impact journals.  Candidates will be expected to sustain an outstanding, extramurally supported research program and multidisciplinary collaborations.

Interested candidates should apply online at:, under Employment, Recruitment of Academic and Personnel Systems (RAPS) and email your curriculum vitae, research statement and cover letter, along with names and addresses of three references to Dr. Angela Christiano ([email protected] ) and Mashika Patterson ([email protected])

You can also apply at the link provided below as well

Date Posted: November 24, 2020

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Position Summary

The Department of Dermatology seeks a skilled research assistant to join laboratory research efforts investigating mechanisms of normal skin biology and tumorigenesis, as well as novel therapeutic strategies in melanoma and non-melanoma skin cancers using mouse models.


  • in vitro culture and maintenance of primary skin cells and established normal and tumor cell lines.
  • Analysis of the components of the skin and tumor microenvironment using flow cytometry, immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence, ELISA, real-time PCR. Basic cell biology techniques.
  • Mouse colony husbandry, as well as administration of cells and drugs using various routes.
  • Optimizing new protocols for use in the lab.
  • Maintaining detailed records of all lab activities including the planned experiments
  • Ordering, inventory and other duties necessary to the functioning of research projects.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in laboratory science (Biology, Chemistry, etc.). or equivalent in education, training, and experience.
  • The candidate must be familiar with basic laboratory techniques including sterile cell culture, as well as mouse colony management.
  • Strong organizational and communication skills with the ability to keep detailed and accurate records of experimental results and to work independently.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience with mouse models of disease is highly desirable.
  • Experience with flow cytometry techniques and immunoassays is a plus. The desired candidate has strong organizational and communication skills, is detail oriented and self-motivated.

To Apply to this position please use the following link:

Date Posted: December 3, 2020

Postdoctoral Research Scientist Opportunity




Basic Science Research Group

Postdoctoral Research Scientist position is available in the Department of Dermatology at Columbia University Medical Center to study the role of the tumor immune microenvironment underlying the progression of basal cell carcinoma (BCC) and its connection to Hedgehog (Hh) signaling. The project will specifically focus on understanding Hh-dependent immune responses and will also involve elucidating immunologic correlates predictive of anti-tumor responses to the combined blockade of Hh and immune checkpoints. Studies will employ integrative approaches using multiple techniques, including quantitative multiplex immunofluorescence, high-parametric mass cytometry, CRISPR-Cas9, and RNA-Seq in genetically well-defined in vitro and pathophysiologically relevant animal models.

We are seeking candidates with experience in signal transduction, immunology/tumor immunology, and transgenic mice. Successful candidates should have a record of scientific productivity and rigor with relevant publications, the ability to work independently and effectively complete tasks in a timely manner, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Minimum Degree Required

PhD in cellular and molecular biology, immunology, genetics, cancer biology, or related discipline

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates should have proficient skills in basic molecular and cell biology techniques, cell culture, microscopy, and flow cytometry. Research experience in mouse models is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Knowledge of skin biology and research experience in tumor immunology and immunotherapy are highly desirable.

Additional Information

Please include the following:

Cover letter


Names and contact information of three references



Job Type



Health Science


Full Time



Proposed Start Date


To apply to this position please use the link provided below

Date Posted: November 24, 2020


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