Advertised Summary Job Description: The Division of Nephrology seeks a highly motivated, independent but team-oriented analyst with experience in the statistical analysis of human GWAS and Next Generation Sequencing data. Our research broadly involves human genetic investigations of kidney disease and is directly relevant to clinical medicine. The applicant will be involved in the analysis of different types of genetic datasets, including exomes, genomes and transcriptomes. Duties include GWAS and NGS data analysis, PLINK and R statistical analysis, exome and RNA sequencing, and utilize tools for genome and transcriptome interpretation. Perform additional duties as needed.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Requires relevant experience in biostatistics, statistical genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics or similar field of study. Graduate degree preferred and would substitute for experience. Familiarity with the statistical principles and methods relevant to computational genomics, exposure to disease association studies, population genetics and/or functional genomics. Must be collaborative and able to work in a fast-paced environment with an ability to multitask. Individual must be team oriented, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as be able to demonstrate strong creative thinking and problem solving skills.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong programming skills in Unix shell scripting as well as R, Perl, Python, or similar are a plus.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
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