Research Associate-Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
POSITION: Research Associate
STARTING DATE: February 1, 2018
LOCATION: Dept. Molecular Biology and Genetics
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14850
SUMMARY: This Research Associate position involves computational research and related professional activities concerning genetic variation in human DNA replication timing.
BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY: Perform computational analysis of whole-genome DNA sequence, DNA copy number, DNA replication timing, and genotype data of thousands of people.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Research (90%) The primary role of the Research Associate is to engage in innovative research designed to characterize the genetic basis of human DNA replication timing. This includes analyzing whole-genome next-generation DNA sequence data and DNA replication timing data of thousands of people, generated in the lab and in collaborating labs; genome-wide association with genetic variants; identification of quantitative trait loci; analysis of DNA copy number and DNA replication timing variation in cancer genomes; and bioinformatics analyses. Expected to conceptualize, initiate, and pursue novel hypotheses and genomic explorations with a high degree of intellectual and day-to-day independence. Draft and submit multiple manuscripts for publication in top-level peer-reviewed scientific journals; present results at professional meetings, lab meetings, and conferences. Engage in ongoing academic and intellectual life within relevant scientific programs at the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. Interface with collaborators at other universities.
Training (10%) The Associate will collaborate with other researchers in the lab on the project, training them in methods as needed.
This is a one year term position, with possible extension dependent upon funding and performance.
QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. in computer science, bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics, or related field, skilled in genomic and sequence data analysis. Minimum of four years research experience in academia or industry.
SALARY: commensurate with experience
SUPERVISION EXERCISED: Will supervise postdocs, graduate and undergraduate student performing research on the topic of the project.
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