The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a short term casual employee to join our team. Columbia University Medical Center's Department of Pediatrics is a world leader in providing care for children. Our mission areas include Healthcare, Education and Research. We offer care for our patients in over 25 specialty areas as well as individualized care for complex cases. Our Residency, Fellowship and Graduate programs are among the best in the Nation. Our Clinical, Translational and Basic Science research features collaborations across specialties and stretches from the bench to bedside. We also have several active Clinical trials available to our patients. This position will support the department by providing temporary support to assist with the Molecular Genetics division's data analysis related functions.
The short term casual employee's responsibilities will be to assist Dr. Vidhu Thaker with data analysis related functions, including, but not limited to:
Responsible for analyzing large scale sequencing data from human research to develop statistical models for predicting weight gain
Network analysis of data from RNA sequencing from different areas of brain associated with weight regulation
Perform additional related duties as assigned
High School graduate or equivalency required.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience.
The candidate should have experience in analyzing complex sequencing data sets and RNA sequencing.
Expertise in R, Python, working on compute clusters, excellent communication skills and the ability to work in team(s) and be able to present the results at meetings/presentations.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 500507
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