Summary Description: The Department of Pathology and Cell Biology at Columbia University Medical Center is recruiting a Postdoctoral Research Scientist/Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the laboratory of Dr. Lorraine Clark. Dr. Clark is seeking a highly motivated candidate with a background in Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science and/or Statistical Genetics. 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.
Minimum Qualifications: Ph.D. in Genetics, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistical Genetics, or a related field is requiredExperience using bioinformatics to analyze high-throughput genetic and genomic dataExperience running statistical tests on next-generation sequencing data particularly in family-based study designExperience with variant interpretation and classificationFamiliarity and working knowledge with standard bioinformatics tools, packages, algorithms, and databasesFamiliarity with statistical analysis methods and tools for bioinformaticsExcellent written and verbal communicationEffective judgment and problem solving with little supervision is imperative for this position
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