A Bioinformatician position is available to work within a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment comprising bioinformaticians, geneticists, scientists, and clinicians at the Division of Nephrology. The selected candidate will employ state-of-the-art bioinformatics approaches to studying the genetics of human kidney and urinary tract diseases.
Conduct standard analysis for DNA microarray and NGS datasets
Participate in GWAS, PheWAS, CNV, and microbiome analysis and annotation
Perform NGS data annotation and variant classification
Develop, implement and customize bioinformatics scripts and pipelines
Manage and QC genotyping and sequencing raw data
Prepare processed data for submission to public databases and publications ????????????
Perform additional related duties and responsibilities as needed
Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics or related field, or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, team-oriented, and an eagerness to learn
Experience working in a Linux/Unix environment, either bash or Perl scripting for system administration/data management, and programming in R and Python for bioinformatics applications
Master's degree in bioinformatics, computer sciences, or related field
Familiarity with Docker and AWS are pluses for this position
Literacy in statistics and genetics and experience working with microarray or NGS analysis and annotation tools are highly desirable
Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
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