The Department of Neurology at Columbia University Medical Center is seeking a full-time neurologist at the Assistant Professor of Neurology at CUMC for the Eleanor and Lou Gehrig ALS Center, and the Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease in the Division of Neuromuscular Medicine. This position will support the clinical work in the division, as well as expand its research endeavors, focusing on the development of novel molecular and cellular therapeutics for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and related disorders.
The ideal candidate should have experience in the development of gene therapies for neurological disorders, including viral and non-viral vector gene transfer technologies. Physician-scientists that are working to develop and apply DNA and RNA technologies and gene engineering to the treatment of ALS, including those working on the fundamental technologies that power these therapies, are encouraged to apply; experience in relevant neurodegenerative disease animal models and/or patient-derived cell lines is a plus. The candidate will have broad clinical expertise in general neuromuscular disorders, including experience in the care of ALS patients in a multi-specialty care setting.
In addition to developing an independent research program, responsibilities include primarily outpatient but also inpatient clinical duties, and teaching residents and fellows. Candidates should possess a demonstrated record as a clinician and should possess excellent patient care, teamwork, and interpersonal skills. Clinical and/or research interest priorities include motor neuron disease, ALS genetics, gene therapy and genetic engineering, viral vector development, neuropathology, and clinical trials.
- MD or MD/PhD
- M.D., board certification in Neurology is required; board eligibility-certification in EMG-neuromuscular medicine or clinical neurophysiology is preferred, but not required.
- Applicants must be licensed in New York State before appointment begins.
- Faculty rank is expected to be at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, commensurate with experience and achievement.
- Assistant Professor level candidates must provide evidence of training and have some teaching experience.
- Must be able to meet New York Presbyterian and ColumbiaDoctors credentialing.