The associate research scientist will focus on the functional analysis of the genomic variations in genes involved in genome stability and proteostasis pathways that contribute to aging and longevity in humans. Responsibilities will include analyzing bioinformatics resources, performing cell-based assays, and molecular assays.
Perform analysis of bioinformatics datasets, including aging-related transcriptome and proteomic datasets, human genetic and functional genomic datasets related to human aging and longevity.
Collecting, analyzing, and interpreting publicly available data, including (epi)genomic annotation hubs, transcriptomic/proteomic databases, and GWAS and high-throughput sequencing datasets from individually relevant studies
Identify gene sequence variations in genes of genome stability and proteostasis pathway related to human aging and longevity.
Perform functional studies of candidate gene sequence variations.
Train and mentor laboratory technicians and/or students on experimental techniques, safety protocols, and data analysis methods to ensure the quality and reproducibility of research results.
Minimum Degree Required
A Ph.D. degree in bioinformatics, molecular biology, or other related field with 4 years' postdoctoral training in related academic research experience is required.
A basic understanding of bioinformatics. Experience in analyzing large-scale bioinformatics datasets, including transcriptome datasets, human genetic datasets, and functional genomic datasets is a plus.
Ability to work independently, design experiments, follow and adopt protocols, conduct, interpret, and optimize experimental studies.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required.
Excellent team working skills and adaptability are required.
The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is dedicated to the goal of building a multicultural faculty and staff committed to teaching, working and serving in a diverse community, and strongly encourages applications from candidates of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds.
We are continuously seeking to recruit individuals who will enhance the diversity of our workplace and the effectiveness of our organization.
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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