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Columbia University Associate Research Scientist in New York, New York

Posting Details

Job Requisition Number 00001555

Field(s) of Specialization Nephrology

Position Title Associate Research Scientist

Department MED Nephrology

Division Medicine

Location Medical Center

Summary Description

ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST The Kiryluk lab in the Division of Nephrology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center is seeking an Associate Research Scientist who will be involved in the design and execution of large-scale bioinformatic analyses of human genetic and phenotypic data, including electronic health record (EHR) data, whole genome sequence (WGS) data, whole exome sequence (WES) data, genome-wide association study (GWAS) data, as well as single cell and bulk RNA-seq data of patients with chronic kidney diseases and end stage renal disease cases after kidney transplant. The position requires relevant experience in biostatistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics or similar field of study. Strong programming skills in Unix shell scripting as well as R, Perl, Python, or similar are also required. Experience needed in GWAS and NGS data analysis, proficiency with PLINK and R statistical analysis, exposure to Next Generation Sequencing (NGS), familiarity with the tools for genome and transcriptome interpretation, familiarity with the statistical principles and methods relevant to computational genomics. Must be collaborative and able to work in a fast-paced environment with an ability to multitask. Individual must be team oriented, possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as be able to demonstrate strong creative thinking and problem-solving skills.

Minimum Degree Required

Ph.D., MD or MD/PhD

Minimum Qualifications

Requires excellent communication skills, advanced organizational skills, a strong work ethic, and the ability to work independently.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional Information

RAPS posting date 03/05/2019

Search Closing Date

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Proposed Start Date 02/11/2019

EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae

Optional Documents

  • Cover Letter

  • List of References

  • Writing Sample/Publication 1

  • Writing Sample/Publication 2

  • Research Abstract

  • Dissertation Abstract