The Columbia University 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 the understanding mechanism 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 the development of high dose rate and carbon ion irradiation systems for pre-clinical studies. 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 a need for writing and presentation of research in a multi-disciplinary research environment.
The candidate should have a Ph.D. 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.
Please be sure to include a statement of research interests, CV with publication list, and contact information for three references with application. Application can be made through: http://pa334.peopleadmin.com/postings/4693
Columbia University Medical Center is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity employer
Additional Salary Information: Salary commensurate with experience
About Columbia Univeristy Medical Center
The mission of the Center for Radiological Research (CRR) is 1) to foster a multi disciplinary approach towards understanding the biological and human health consequences of ionizing radiation exposure 2) to train the next generation of radiobiologists and 3) to provide an unbiased, comprehensive, independent source of scientific information on radiation exposure for government, elected officials, non-profit institutions and private entities to enable them to make informed policy decisions.The Radiological Research Accelerator Facility (RARAF) is a National Resource Center supported by the National Institutes of Health. It is based on a Singletron accelerator and provides well characterized radiations for experiments in radiobiology and radiological physics. Experiments are conducted by members of the Center for Radiological Research, visiting scientists and outside users. A new facility to provide neutrons with energies in the range of 10 to 100 keV is being developed.Available beams include:• Single particle microbeam to irradiate individual cell nuclei with single ions.• Monoenergetic neutrons with mean energies from 0.2 to 15 MeV.• Charged particles (protons, deuterons, helium-...3 and helium-4 ions) with defined LET in the track-segment mode.• Molecular ions providing pairs of particles of known average separation.• 50 to 250 kVp X-rays from standard x-ray machines.• Monoenergetic X-rays with energies between 0.3 and 3.0 keV produced by proton-induced x-ray emission (PIXE).Please visit the RARAF homepage, http://www.raraf.org, for additional information.
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