Columbia University's Institute for Genomic Medicine invites applicants for a senior level research position. Candidates should have strong scientific and postdoctoral experience. Responsibilities will include running a vibrant research program, mentoring of graduate students and postdocs, and active participation in the Institute's programs and activities. The Associate Research Scientist may oversee work of more junior research staff and may direct the implementation of laboratory processes/protocols.
The Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) at Columbia University Medical Center is a unique interdisciplinary research environment specializing in human genetics and genomics. The IGM uses next generation sequencing technologies to sequence thousands of individuals per year and has cutting-edge programs developing cellular and animal models of human disease. The Institute is actively recruiting research scientists to be at the forefront of the rapidly expanding field of precision medicine and therapeutic discovery in the areas of human genetics/precision medicine and bioinformatics/statistical genetics.
Human genetics/Precision Medicine: Working with an interdisciplinary team of investigators, the successful candidate will have primary responsibilities focused on the analysis and interpretation of genetic variation and detailed phenotypic information from patients with a range of disorders, including epilepsy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, schizophrenia, rare severe pediatric disorders and beyond, collected through the Columbia Precision Medicine Initiatives. A suitable candidate should have a doctoral degree in human genetics or a related field, and have extensive experience analyzing genomic datasets.
Bioinformatics/Statistical Genetics: Working with an interdisciplinary team of investigators, the successful candidate will have primary responsibilities focused the development of novel approaches of analyzing next generation sequence data and rich phenotypic information from tens of thousands individuals to identify disease associated genomic loci and to study patterns of mutations genome-wide to discern pathogenic and benign mutations in individuals. A suitable candidate should have a doctoral degree in a quantitative field, such as bioinformatics, computational biology, statistical genetics, biostatistics or computer science, and have sufficient experience in algorithm development and scientific programming.
The successful candidate will have significant interactions with faculty and scientists within the Institute and within the broader Columbia and NYC research community.
PhD or MD, plus 2 to 3 years of postdoctoral research experience.
The applicant should be self-motivated and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. S/he should also have outstanding organizational skills, the ability to multitask, and be able to work independently as well as within a team. Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, PowerPoint and Word is required.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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