Columbia University's Mortimer B. Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute (the Zuckerman Institute) brings together world-class researchers from varied scientific disciplines to explore aspects of the mind and brain, through the exchange of diverse ideas and active collaboration. The Zuckerman Institute's home, the Jerome L. Greene Science Center is a state-of-the-art facility on Columbia's Manhattanville campus. Situated in the heart of Manhattan in New York City, the Zuckerman Institute houses over 50 laboratories employing a broad range of interdisciplinary and diverse approaches to transform our understanding of the mind and brain. In this highly collaborative and inclusive environment, experimental, computational, and theoretical labs work together to gain critical insights into how the brain develops, performs, endures and recovers.
The Maniatis Lab within the Zuckerman Institute seeks an Associate Research Scientist to engage the analysis and interpretation of single cell and spatially resolved transcriptomics. The Associate Research Scientist will interact with Principal Investigators and scientific lab staff to work in a collaborative, and intellectually rich environment.
The Associate Research Scientist (ARS) will be responsible for, but not limited to, the following duties:
-The development and application of machine learning and bioinformatic approaches to analyze and interpret multiomic single cell and spatially resolved genomic data.
-Develop strategies to generate gene regulatory networks and conduct pathway inference.
-Develop and apply approaches to analyze and interpret high content imaging data.
-Routine data pipeline and data storage maintenance.
-Provide mentorship and training to Postdoctoral Researchers and graduate students.
-Will have direct managerial and supervisory oversight to Research Staff Assistants and other laboratory research personnel.
The ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate:
-A strong background in systems biology, including familiarity with genomic assays and data analysis.
-Superior motivation, drive, and a demonstrated aptitude for research.
At the Zuckerman Institute, we are committed to creating a sustainable structure to advance diversity, equity and inclusion.
Columbia University welcomes and strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented minorities in STEM (Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, Native Americans or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders), individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, veterans, individuals with disabilities and women (particularly from the above categories).
M.D., Ph.D., or doctorate in Neuroscience, Biological Sciences, Data Science or a related STEM field.
Strong candidates will be interested and focused on interdisciplinary work.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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