Summary Description: Position Description Columbia University is looking for an Associate Research Scientist to lead the analysis of large-scale genome and transcriptome sequencing projects in JP Sulzberger Genome Center. The candidate will be affiliated with Department of Systems Biology, and work closely with experts in high-throughput sequencing, single cell analysis, and computational genomics in Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC). The ideal candidate would have demonstrated expertise in RNA-Seq or genome sequence analysis, deep understanding of genomics, genetics, and statistics, and excellent skills to communicate with both computational and experimental scientists.Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to: - Improve computational pipelines to analyze RNA-Seq, exome, and genome sequencing data using state-of-the-art methods. - Lead data analysis in pilot projects with new technologies.- Lead data analysis in strategic collaborations of the genome center in multidisciplinary team with research groups at CUIMC. - Lead or participate the drafting of manuscripts to report novel findings from research projects.
Minimum Qualifications: - PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, genetics, or equivalent.- Postdoctoral experience is preferred. Fresh PhD graduates with exceptional qualifications will be considered. - Demonstrated expertise in computational analysis of RNA-Seq, or whole genome sequencing or exome sequencing data through publications or software.- Strong programming skills. Substantial experience in R, python, UNIX, and computing cluster. Experience with cloud computing.- Substantial knowledge in at least one of these areas: single cell RNA-Seq, human genetics, cancer biology, or machine learning methods. - Excellent communication skills in both writing and speaking.
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Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 334_66979
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