Summary Description: The Department of Pharmacology of Columbia University seeks one or more Postdoctoral Research Scientists to join our team in studies of the ion channel expression, drug modulation, and regulatory responses for ion channels expressed in mammalian cell lines and in cardiac myocytes derived from induced pluripotent stem cells. The position(s) will involve structure-function analysis of ion channel activity, cell culture of lines expressing channels, molecular biological techniques to engineer mutations in channel genes, and general laboratory skills in data analysis using commercial and lab-specific programs. Extensive experience in whole cell and single channel patch clamp recording and analysis is essential to this position.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Pharmacology, Physiology or related sciences is required.
Preferred Qualifications: Candidates with background in ion channel molecular physiology/pharmacology and experience in molecular biology are preferred. Prior experience with isolation of muring cardiomyocytes is also is desirable but not required, since some studies maybe compared with ion channel activity in genetically engineered mouse.
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