We are seeking a highly motivated scientist with strong expertise in molecular and cellular biology to fill the position of Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Neurology and the Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease at Columbia University. The position will involve participation in several NIH-funded projects aimed at understanding the mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases caused by dysregulation of RNA metabolism. The projects employ multidisciplinary approaches in the areas of genomics, RNA/protein biochemistry and neuroscience using cellular and animal model systems. Applicants should have experience in the analysis of RNA regulation and RNA-protein interactions both in vitro and in vivo, including genome-wide CLIP and RNASeq methodologies. The applicant will carry out experimental work on research projects established in liaison with the PI and to be performed either independently or in collaboration with postdoctoral research scientists and graduate students. Responsibilities include design and execution of experiments, data analysis as well as training of new lab personnel and assisting the PI with grant applications and scientific publications.
Internal Number: 6786
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