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The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Non Student Short-Term Casual to join our team in a temporary part time position to work within the Division of Molecular Genetics. Columbia University Irving Medical Center???s Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients.
Complete the analyses of the data generated from whole exome and genome sequencing in ~500 children with obesity, along with federated analyses with our collaborators.
Use the data collected on targeted sequencing of a panel of genes from a large group of clinicians to identify the burden of genetic variants in children with obesity compared to population-based datasets, such as UK Biobank and gnoMAD.
Generate the polygenic risk score for the cohort of children where we have such data available and undertake the association studies of the genotype and phenotype of trajectories of body mass index and eating behaviors.
Develop a resource of publicly available single-cell RNA seq datasets of human and mouse brain, and adipocytes in our lab in a streamlined fashion that will allow us to validate the novel genes that we identify in the human studies.
Performs related duties & responsibilities as assigned/requested.
High School Graduate or Equivalency required.
Two years of college or a completed A.A. program with an emphasis in chemistry, biology or physics.
One year of related experience, or equivalent in education, training and/ or experience.
Requires excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Must be fluent in English.
Should be organized, thorough, maintain good records, and able to work independently.
Should have basic computer skills and be able to use Word, Excel, Access, and Power Point.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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