Postdoctoral Research Scientist Columbia University

Organization
Columbia University
Job Location
625 West 168th Street
New York, NY 10032
Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated candidate with a background in Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or Statistical Genetics for a Post-Doctoral position within an independent research group at the Columbia University Medical Center Campus.  The research will focus on Essential Tremor and neurodegenerative disease. This position will involve analysis of Whole Genome Sequence data in families with Essential Tremor using state of the art statistical methods.

Requirements

Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistical Genetics, or a related field is required

Experience using bioinformatics to analyze high-throughput genetic and genomic data

Experience running statistical tests on next-generation sequencing data particularly in family-based study design

Experience with variant interpretation and classification

Familiarity and working knowledge with standard bioinformatics tools, packages, algorithms, and databases

Familiarity with statistical analysis methods and tools for bioinformatics

Excellent written and verbal communication

Effective judgment and problem solving with little supervision is imperative for this position

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