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Postdoctoral Research Scientist

Columbia University’s Radiological Research Accelerator Facility has a vacancy for a Postdoctoral Research Scientist

  • Closing date: 05 Mar 2021
  • United States | Columbia University: Center for Radiological Research
  • Date posted: 08 Feb 2021
  • Job type: Academic: postdoc
  • Disciplines: Biophysics & bioengineering  | Medical physics, cancer research & oncology 

Summary description

Columbia University’s Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF.org) has a Postdoctoral Research Scientist position available. RARAF is a multidisciplinary research facility specializing in precision irradiation and analysis of biological samples using a variety of innovative radiation sources. The long-term focus is understanding mechanisms of cellular radiation damage and repair.

The applicant will be involved in ongoing projects involving precise irradiation systems using charged particles and photons. Possible projects involve development of high dose rate and carbon ion irradiation systems for pre-clinical studies.

The candidate should have a PhD in physics or engineering with an emphasis on design, construction and implementation of custom research devices. A background in ion beam optics, light microscopy or irradiation systems is preferred though not essential. The candidate must be able to work in a group/team environment consisting of physicists, engineers, and biologists while also being able to work independently. Strong communication skills are need for writing and presentation of research in a multi-disciplinary research environment.

Minimum degree required

PhD and/or MD.

Minimum qualifications

The candidate should have a PhD in physics or engineering with an emphasis on design, construction, and implementation of custom research devices. A background in ion beam optics, light microscopy or irradiation systems is preferred though not essential.

Preferred qualifications

Experience in working in a research institution conducting a scientific investigation.

Documents needed to apply

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Cover letter
  • List of references

Additional information

  • Location: Nevis
  • Field(s) of specialization: Biophysics, physics, medical engineering
  • Proposed start date: 1 March 2021
  • EEO Statement: Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran
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