Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Columbia University in the City of New York

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Postdoctoral Program

Postdoctoral scientists are supported by individual postdoctoral fellowships, a faculty mentor's research grant or a departmental training grant.

The Department of Microbiology & Immunology offers postdoctoral fellows many opportunities to enhance their training beyond their experience in the mentor's laboratory. They have the opportunity to participate in any of the graduate courses offered by the basic science departments and are routinely invited to speak in all of our seminar programs. Our program offers a superb biomedical research environment, which also attracts M.D.s who train in basic research while maintaining a direct link to clinical medicine. Additional resources for postdoctoral fellows can be found at the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs.

Postdoctoral scientists should apply to individual faculty members of the department.

Postdoctoral applications to a faculty member should include:
  • A curriculum vitae
  • A statement of research interests
  • A letter of intent
  • Names and addresses of three referees


  • Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Columbia University + 701 W. 168 St., HHSC 1208 New York, NY 10032 Tel. 212-305-3647