The laboratory of Dr. Adam Bass, who recently joined the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center (HICCC) at Columbia University, is seeking a new Associate Research Scientist. The Bass Lab builds from the genomic characterization of GI cancers- especially cancers of the stomach and esophagus- to define fundamental mechanisms of disease and to leverage these findings to define therapeutic vulnerabilities and new modes for prevention/early detection of cancer. Within our group, the use of modern genomic technologies plays a central role. We utilize tools including detailed somatic analyses of cancer genomes, functional genomic screening with new CRISPR tools, and epigenomic analyses. Emerging experiments will include more substantial use of single cell multi-omic technologies and spatial profiling. We are looking to hire an Associate Research Scientist with expertise in computational biology spanning multiple techniques and in the implementation of pipelines to enable wider use of these tools.
Minimum Degree Required
Ph.D., MD, or equivalent doctoral degree (preferably computational biology, statistics, or engineering)
Ability to work in interdisciplinary teams.
Candidates should have a working knowledge of programming (Python, R, Java, or C++) and statistical analysis with demonstrated experience in problem-solving.
Practical knowledge of algorithms and databases is required.
Excellent organizational and communication skills are a must.
Strong expertise in high-throughput sequencing technologies, including single-cell analyses, functional genomics, and cancer genome analysis, is highly valued.
Experience in quantitative research intersecting with cancer biology (or other similar biologic problems).
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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