Associate Research Scientist of the PET Radiochemistry Laboratories

The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center invites applications for Associate Research Scientist in the PET Radiochemistry Laboratories in the Kreitchman PET Center.

Reporting to the PET Center Director, the Associate Research Scientist will be responsible for optimization, production and quality control of research radiotracers and for quality assurance and control programs in the Radiochemistry Laboratory at the Kreitchman PET Center. The candidate will ensure that production procedures, laboratory procedures, and facilities and equipment systems employed during the manufacture and processing of PET drug products are in conformity with the PET Center’s SOPs, as well as Food and Drug Administration (FDA), United States Pharmacopoeia (USP) and all other applicable regulatory standards.

Specific duties include:

  1. Produce research PET radiotracers according to the PET Center’s production methods and SOPs
  2. Perform Quality Control of PET radiopharmaceuticals produced by the Kreitchman PET Center to ensure that they are fully compliant with release criteria, written procedures and SOPs.
  3. This position reports to the PET Center Director for all aspects of research and production. Report all QC/QA findings to PET Center Director and work with the Director on development of corrective action plans where applicable.
  4. Perform other duties as assigned.

Position requires

  1. PhD degree in chemistry, radiochemistry or related field, as well as at least five years of radiochemistry experience.
  2. Working knowledge of both manual and automated PET tracer production and analytical HPLC instrumentation

3.  Capacity to integrate Federal and other relevant regulatory requirements into PET tracer production and quality control responsibilities.

Please visit our online application site at for further information about this position and to submit your application. 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. Excellent salary and benefits.

The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center invites applications for a senior faculty position and leadership role as Division Chief of Neuroradiology.

Columbia University Medical Center is one of the premier clinical and research institutions in the country, with referrals from world-class physicians across all specialties. New York-Presbyterian Hospital has 977 inpatient beds and an additional 201 beds at the Allen Hospital site one mile north.  There is a dedicated children’s hospital, The Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital and the recently opened Heart Hospital.  New York-Presbyterian is consistently ranked in the top 6 hospitals in the country by US News & World Report.  Among many collaborations, the Radiology Department works in partnership with colleagues in the Medical Center’s many highly regarded Departments and Centers, including the renowned Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center for the investigation of diseases of the central nervous system, the Taub Institute for research on Alzheimer’s disease and the aging brain, the Department of Neurology, the Cerebrovascular Center of the Neurological Institute, the Department of Neurological Surgery, the Department of Radiation Oncology, the Department of Psychiatry, the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and the Department for Biomedical Engineering.

The nationally recognized Department of Neurological Surgery at Columbia University has the most comprehensive multi-subspecialty group in the New York metropolitan area with 15 attending neurosurgeons performing over 3,000 operations per year (including complex cerebrovascular diseases, tumors, spinal instrumentation, epilepsy surgery, and pediatric surgery for congenital tumors, correction of cranial and spinal anomalies, and hydrocephalus).

The Department of Neurology is one of leading academic departments in the United States and is internationally recognized for clinical and research excellence.  The Neurological Institute has numerous faculty with joint appointments in the basic sciences as well as the Graduate Program for Neurology and Behavior.

The imaging resources include >7 MRI scanners which are being upgraded, with most being 3T, 9 CT scanners, and 27 ultrasound machines. Currently, all MRI scanners are undergoing replacement and upgrades. The Division faculty interpret yearly about 15,500 CT scans, 18,500 MRI scans, and 5,000 DR cases; and perform about 1,700 procedures.  The faculty interpret functional MRI and MRI spectroscopic imaging.  The neuroradiology faculty provide training for up to 6 fellows as well as residents and medical students. There are three first-year ACGME fellowship positions available each year.

Dedicated research facilities included the Columbia MRI Center with 3 state-of-the-art MRI scanners and a new Molecular Imaging Center.  The new Molecular Imaging Center houses 2 cyclotrons, 4 PET/CT Cameras and a cGMP facility capable of production of radiopharmaceuticals for clinical use.  Modifications to the facility to enable cGMP production of compounds suitable for MR imaging/spectroscopy are feasible.  The facility has the infrastructure to permit installation of a clinical PET/MR instrument.

Responsibilities include management of the Neuroradiology service, development of a research program focusing both on clinical and basic research, participation in clinical and/or basic research, patient care, active participation and oversight of resident and fellowship education, participation in interdisciplinary conferences, and collaboration with clinical colleagues.  This is a Division Chief, senior faculty position requiring participation in Departmental activities geared towards the continued improvement and development of top-quality imaging and research projects.

The position requires a fellowship-trained neuroradiologist with hands-on experience in neuroradiology and a proven track record in managing a clinical service. A track record of grant funding will strengthen the application.  The candidate must be board certified in Diagnostic Radiology and must be eligible to practice medicine in the State of New York. Narcotics license is desirable. The salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. We offer a competitive salary and benefits.

The Department of Radiology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University Medical Center has multiple new subspecialty positions available for full-time hire, and is seeking qualified radiologists to work in a community hospital in one of the most sought after locations in Westchester County, NY, approximately 20-25 minutes from NYC.  Subspecialties include Breast Imaging, Body Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Neuroradiology, Interventional Radiology and General Diagnostic Imaging.  The positions will be full-time Columbia University faculty positions with full fringe benefits.  Responsibilities will include patient care, active participation in resident and fellowship education, and participation in clinical and/or basic research.

The Department of Radiology at Columbia University Medical Center is a leader in imaging services, research and technology development, and provides over 600,000 examinations per year.   Join our team of 9 subspecialty Divisions to provide comprehensive care to Manhattan and Westchester County in conjunction with the large number of affiliated and integrated Columbia University physicians in the region.

In the Westchester location, construction is underway for a 60,000 ft. comprehensive cancer center with dedicated medical, surgical and radiation oncologists. A new women’s imaging facility has also been completed and will contain state-of-the-art mammography and ultrasound services.

Position requires M.D. or D.O. degrees.   Requirements include board certification and fellowship training in subspecialty area.  Candidate must have or be able to obtain a New York State medical license. Salary and academic rank will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please visit our online application site at for further information about this position and to submit your application. 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. Excellent salary and benefits.

Future Opportunities – Medical Officer

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute’s Division of Cardiovascular Sciences (DCVS), Bethesda, MD will be searching for a Medical Officer (Family Medicine, Internist or Cardiologist) who will work on outcome studies in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

The position will be located in the Clinical Applications and Prevention Branch (CAPB), which supports, conducts, and initiates population, community, and clinic-based research on the causes, prevention, and clinical care of cardiovascular diseases. CAPB research areas include but are not limited to obesity, physical activity, behavior-oriented trials, health services research, and cardiovascular risk prevention through the lifespan.

We will be seeking individuals with expertise and strong interest in:

  • Comparative effectiveness of commonly used preventive, diagnostic and treatment strategies for adult cardiovascular diseases
  • Randomized intervention trials
  • Strategies to improve the implementation of evidence based clinical preventive and treatment strategies for cardiovascular diseases

Relevant fields of medical specialization include cardiology, internal medicine, clinical epidemiology, informatics, health service and economics.  We especially urge persons who meet the above description to apply if they also have:

  • Research interests relevant to the health of minority and underserved populations
  • The ability to communicate effectively with scientists from a variety of disciplines and with a sophisticated lay audience
  • The ability to synthesize new information and develop a broad vision of research that will advance disease prevention and treatment efforts.

To receive future updates about this position, please email your request to:

DHHS and NIH are Equal Opportunity Employers

Assistant Professor of Nutritional Sciences

Position: The University of Connecticut Department of Nutritional Sciences invites qualified candidates to apply for a full-time (9-month appointment, 50% research and 50% teaching) tenure track position as Assistant Professor.  The anticipated start date is August 23, 2014.

Responsibilities: Establish an independent, funded research program in areas of molecular nutrition, with focus on diet-induced changes in immune or inflammatory responses, and mechanisms whereby food components and nutrients modulate these responses in cells, animal models, or humans; teach undergraduate and graduate courses; advise/mentor undergraduate and graduate students; provide professional and public service.

Minimum qualifications: Ph.D. in nutrition or related discipline; productive research as evidenced by publications and strong potential to secure extramural funding; commitment to the Department’s vision and mission; effective teaching skills; effective oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; postdoctoral experience or equivalent.  

Preferred qualifications: Expertise in cell biology and immunology in relationship to inflammation, obesity and related chronic diseases; research emphasis on nutrients or bioactive food components and their molecular mechanisms of action; extramural support for his/her research program; ability to synergize with faculty of the Department of Nutritional Sciences and facilitate interdisciplinary interactions with other University investigators; ability to advise undergraduate and graduate students. 

Related information: The Department of Nutritional Sciences is one of seven academic units within the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and offers instructional programs leading to B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Nutritional Sciences.  Research programs include molecular and biochemical mechanisms of nutrient action and metabolism, bioactive food components and prevention of chronic diseases, and community-based research, particularly with at-risk populations, and provide excellent collaborative opportunities for integrated research.  The UConn Technology Park, Bioscience Connecticut Initiative, and Next Generation Connecticut, recently approved by the state of Connecticut with funding of $1.5 billion, will offer exceptional opportunities to establish interdisciplinary collaborations with other investigators and industry partners, particularly in STEM disciplines.  For further information, please visit our website (

Compensation: Competitive salary and benefits with a start-up package available for research.

To apply: Please visit Husky Hire at (Search #2013161) to submit letter of application, curriculum vitae, statements of teaching and research interests/philosophy, and names, e-mail addresses, and phone numbers of three references.  Inquiries about the position should be directed to Dr. Ji-Young Lee; Phone; 860-486-1827; Fax: 860-486-3674; email:; Department of Nutritional Sciences, R.E. Jones Building, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT 06269-4017. For full consideration, applications and supporting materials should be received by October 1, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Connecticut is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and actively seeks diversity among its employees.


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