The Department of Systems Biology seeks an Associate Research Scientist as described below.
The Center for Precision Cancer Medicine is a growing multi-disciplinary team at the Columbia University Irving Medical Center aiming with the goal of working at the intersection of fundamental cancer science, cutting edge genomic and computational tools and translational research. The Center for Precision Cancer Medicine seeks to integrate these approaches to drive the science which will enable enhanced methods to treat and prevent cancers. Among key initiatives within the program are to build from individual therapeutic targets towards more effective combinatorial strategies, informed by definition of the dynamic effects of individual targets upon the tumor ecosystem. Our vibrant community will include a rapidly growing cadre of physician-scientists, a 'Hub' of computational scientist and collaborative teams with expertise in emerging technologies spanning functional genomics, epigenomics and spatial/single-cell profiling. In parallel, members of this Center will interact with scientists and clinicians across the diverse Columbia and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital community.
We are now seeking trained individuals to have key roles in the development of the 'Analysis Hub' for our Center. In this position, individuals will work at the interface of development of new computational tools in collaboration with members of our broader community and in the application of tools to innovative projects with integration of experimental and genomic tools.
Document software/methods according to software engineering best practices.
Migrate existing and newly developed pipelines to AWS.
Collaborate with research scientists to develop scalable bioinformatics pipelines.
Maintain pipelines up to date and train graduate students w.r.t. (git & dockerhub).
PhD degree, preferably in computer science, software engineering, computer engineering bioinformatics or related quantitative subject.
Minimum 2 years work experience with scripting languages (python and bash necessary).
Experience using cloud computing platforms (AWS).
Hands on experience with Docker and Containerization (e.g. Dockerization) of software.
In depth knowledge of version control tools (GIT, Bitbucket).
Experience building pipelines using workflow languages (Nextflow or Snakemake).
Familiar with bioinformatics principles and concepts.
Attention to detail.
Problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
Excellent communication skills.
Please upload a copy of your CV.
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