This opportunity to join the Department of Pediatrics at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons at the rank of Associate Research Scientist is an exciting one. Columbia University Irving Medical Center, one of the nation's foremost academic health science centers. The Department of Pediatrics at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is the top in comparison with other pediatrics department in the NY region in NIH research funding.
The Division of Molecular Genetics in the Department of Pediatrics is searching for a candidate to immediately participate in the conduct of research projects on human genetics and computational biology.
The applicant will be an experienced researcher with expertise in genome sequencing data analysis. All of the foregoing procedures require expertise in the field of human genetics and computational genomics. The candidate will be working on projects in human genetics and computational genomics, such as analyzing large-scale genome and exome sequence data to identify novel risk genes and genetic architecture of human diseases, and developing new statistical methods to integrate functional genomics data with genetic data to improve the power of genetic analysis.
In addition the candidate will lead to computational and statistical analysis of genetic studies of autism, and conduct rare variant analyses on autism. The candidate will apply machine learning model to assess the genotype-phenotype association between predicted IQ scores and autism risk in mutation carriers and identified a group of autism genes associated with cognitive impairment. The candidate will participate in writing of manuscripts and grant proposal.
Must have a doctorate degree (M.D. or Ph.D.) in Mental Health, specifically in psychiatric genetics
2-3 years of postdoctoral training
Consistently strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with professionals in other disciplines;
The ability to create a high-energy results-oriented work environment that encourages colleagues and staff to value each other's contributions
The ability to share and celebrate success with colleagues and staff.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
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