Job Opportunity: Director, Columbia Stem Cell Initiative, Columbia University, New York, NY

Rachel Howell
September 26, 2014

Columbia University seeks a leading scientist to direct the Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI). The successful candidate will be a world leader in the field with an active research program who can develop a strategic vision and research program for the Initiative. The Director will occupy an endowed chair, oversee faculty recruitment and lead an interdisciplinary team of researchers.

The Columbia Stem Cell Initiative (CSCI), established in 2008, now comprises more than 100 teams studying the roles of stem cells in development and regeneration, using them to model disease and screen for new drugs, and to develop advanced technologies for clinical translation. Team members belong to many departments and centers located throughout the medical school campus, Columbia University’s main campus and the New York Psychiatric Institute, and have access to state-of the art facilities and technology platforms. There is an outstanding academic environment for scientific interaction and interdisciplinary collaboration, an excellent track record of scientific contributions to the field of stem cell research and a history of continuous extramural funding to the members. This active interdisciplinary environment, together with the resources and space allocated to the new position, will enable the Director to have a major impact in shaping the future of the Initiative.

We invite applications from individuals with outstanding track records of research achievement and the strong leadership qualifications needed to further strengthen stem cell research at Columbia.

Applications should be sent to Dola Sengupta (Administrative Director, CSCI,

For more information, please contact: Joel Stein, M.D., Chair, Department of Rehabilitation and Regenerative Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York NY 10032, USA; Tel: 212-305-4818 E-mail:

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.