Staff Associate

Staff Associate

Columbia University Medical Center

New York, NY, United States

STAFF ASSOCIATE position available to study the molecular genetics of kidney diseases in humans and mouse models. The projects will employ state of the art genomics and bioinformatics approaches (exome, whole genomes, RNA seq, DNA microarray) in humans and animal models to identify susceptibility genes for kidney failure. The position also involves serving as liaison with genotyping and sequencing centers for retrieval and management of raw data. Requires good communication skills and the ability to work in a collaborative, interdisciplinary environment; experience working in a Linux/Unix environment, and either bash or Perl scripting for system administration/data management; programming skills in R and Python for bioinformatics applications. Literacy in Genetics and/or Statistics is a plus for this position. Experience developing and/or working with microarray and NGS analysis and annotation pipelines and familiarity with, idat, cel, plink, faustq, bam and vcf files are highly desirable.

Minimum Requirements: Bachelors and four years related experience in programming and/or Next-Gen sequencing studies for Staff Associate position, eight years’ experience for Sr. Staff Associate. Candidates with demonstrable working experience in academia or the private sector preferred.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran

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