Open Rank: Associate Research Scientist/Research Scientist
Location: New York, NY
Internal Number: 123415
The Laboratory of Precision Environmental Health at the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health (PI: Dr. Andrea Baccarelli) invites highly motivated candidates to apply for the position of Associate Research Scientist/Research Scientist. The lab uses a combination of advanced computational tools and wet lab technology to conduct large-scale, high-impact, environmental molecular epidemiology projects. Some of the current lab research interests include epigenomics, epitranscriptomics, mitochondriomics, and metabolomics in the context of environmental health sciences.
The Scientist will report directly to the Principal Investigator and manage key aspects of lab activities and coordinate the long-term trajectory of the lab's research. Specifically, the Scientist will supervise lab personnel, including students, postdoctoral scientists, and staff, coordinate/lead data analysis on existing projects, and development and application of novel epigenetics tools and methods to human environmental health studies. The Scientist will prepare data reports, conduct literature searches, interpret data, and contribute to the writing of grant applications. The Scientist will attend meetings with collaborators and lab members and contribute to new ideas for future grant proposals. They will help in grant preparation including proposing ideas, drafting sections, and writing administrative documents. They will participate in data interpretation and prepare figures and tables from publications. The Scientist will be responsible for moving forward projects within the lab, mentoring lab members, and maintain active collaborations with other labs and institutions.
Strong communication and problem-solving skills to manage a team are required. The ideal candidate will have one or more of the following skills/areas of expertise, including expertise in molecular epidemiology, data analysis, molecular biology, epigenetics/genetics. Expertise in environmental health science is preferred.
Specific goals for this position include developing and executing new projects, identifying opportunities for collaborative relationships with other labs and investigators, and identifying resources to accelerate the completion of research goals. This position requires a strong ability to multi-task, provide accurate and timely results with attention to detail, and the ability to prioritize and manage competing deadlines.
Create, supervise, and manage scientific projects (50%)
Manage and build relationships and communication with collaborators and partner labs (20%)
Supervise personnel, and mentor students, fellows, postdocs, and lab staff to develop and conduct projects (30%)
Requires a PhD or equivalent doctoral degree plus three years of relevant work experience in environmental health sciences, epidemiology, molecular epidemiology, molecular biology, genetics/epigenetics, or related field.
Hiring Salary Range:
Associate Research Scientist: Minimum: $66,100 Maximum $87,000
Research Scientist: Minimum: $82,092 Maximum: 120,000.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Pay Transparency Disclosure
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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