Summary Description: A post-doctoral position is open in the laboratory of Dr. Emmanuel Zorn at the Columbia Center for Translational Immunology to study the contribution of B cells and humoral immunity to human cardiac allograft rejection. One avenue of research will examine B cells infiltrating heart transplants at time of rejection. This project will be conducted in collaboration with members of the New York Presbyterian/Columbia University Medical Center Cardiac Transplant Program. Studies will use a range of complementary methods, including primary human cell culture, B cell cloning, protein assays, molecular biology techniques as well as functional cell-based assays. An important focus of this study will be to investigate the function of graft infiltrating B cells using a series of clones previously established in the lab. The project will therefore require the development of functional assays. We are seeking a junior, creative, self-motivated and hard-working individual with documented research experience related to this position.
Minimum Qualifications: Candidates should have a Ph.D. and/or M.D
Preferred Qualifications: Training in immunology (human immunology preferred). Experience in cellular immunology and cell-based assays is highly desirable.
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