Associate Research Scientist | Columbia University Job at Columbia University, New York, NY

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  • Columbia University
  • New York, NY

Job Description

The Associate Research Scientist will analyze genetic data for Mendelian traits using a vareity of laboratory and computational techniques. 

Analyze next-generation sequence data (exome and whole-genome) generated on samples from individuals with a variety of Mendelian traits including nonsyndromic hearing impairment, intellectual disabilities, and skeletal disorders. Use filtering techniques, bioinformatics evaluation, and molecular modeling to identify putatively pathogenic variants will be used. Perform DNA extraction, measure DNA concentrations, and perform PCR. Write-up results for publications and present results and meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

The applicant should have an M.D. or Ph.D. (or related degree) in bioinformatics, genetics, molecular biology, epidemiology, computer science or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Previous experience in analyzing genetic data e.g. next-generation sequence data, programming/writing scripts e.g. Python is highly desirable, and experience performing laboratory work with DNA samples, e.g., extraction and PCR.

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.

About Columbia University

Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the university to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

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