The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center invites suitable candidates to apply to work on new research projects in collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) to begin January 2014, for a period of up to 2 years, renewable annually.
There will be at least two research projects involving collaborative imaging biomarker research between the Department and BMS. The thrust of one research project will be preclinical and/or clinical imaging, involving methods to analyze/improve image data sets. The thrust of the other research project will be clinical imaging, and will focus on imaging in drug development. Both projects will utilize ongoing development of Oncology and Immuno-Oncology and Immunology therapeutics and Exploratory Biology & Genomics at BMS.
Candidates will divide their time as appropriate between the BMS research facility in Lawrenceville New Jersey and in Radiology research at CUMC. Initial appointment is for one year. Renewal for a second year is contingent on satisfactory performance and funding.
Positions require a Ph.D. or MD degree. Expertise/training/experience in CT or MRI is essential. Positions are ideal for candidates intending to continue in a career that involves imaging biomarker development in Oncology, Immuno-Oncology, Immunology, and Exploratory Biology and Genomics. Successful accomplishment of both projects may require candidates to have strong expertise in image processing theories and algorithms and excellent computer skills, while an understanding of clinical trials – from Phase 0 to Phase 3 – as well as an appreciation of imaging biomarker development would similarly be important for successful execution. Candidates will report to the Vice-Chair, Research, Department of Radiology and BMS imaging; they are expected to be able to work well in an academic–industry joint team and to communicate the results of their research orally and in writing.
Please visit our online application site at http://academicjobs.columbia.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58545 for further information about this position and to submit your application. Please include a cover letter outlining your research and clinical interests, CV, and a list of references. Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. The School is especially interested in qualified candidates whose record of achievement will contribute to the diversity goals of the institution.