The Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM) is an integral part of Columbia University's Precision Medicine Initiative. As part of this Initiative, the IGM sequences and performs comprehensive genomic analyses on more than 10,000 patient genomes per year in order to identify new therapeutic targets of neurodevelopmental disorders with a focus on epilepsy. The IGM also includes a highly collaborative Disease Modeling Group that develops models of novel genes and/or mutations identified through the sequencing efforts of the IGM.
The IGM is searching for a Technician to support research on rodent and human stem cell models of neurological disease in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Makinson
Primary responsibilities will include analysis of large-scale transcriptomic and electrophysiological data sets. S/he will receive on the job training for responsibilities as needed based on qualifications. Additional general laboratory duties will also be assigned.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent in education, training and experience
The applicant will have experience with programming in MATLAB and Python, as well as analysis of neurophysiological data using machine learning. Additional experience with animal disease models is preferred, but not required.
The applicant should be self-motivated and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills. S/he should also have outstanding organizational skills, the ability to multitask, and be able to work independently as well as within a team.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.
Internal Number: 514204
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