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Columbia University Short-Term Casual in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 508683

  • Work Type: Part Time

  • Location: Campus|Medical Center

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Pubs/Printing/Graphic Design,Research (Lab and Non-Lab)

  • Job Type: Short Term Casual

  • Regular/Temporary: Temporary

  • Hours Per Week: 10

  • Salary Range: $16 per hour

Position Summary

The Center for Statistical Genetics at Columbia University, New York has available a position for a master student who will be responsible for analyzing and developing methods to study a variety of omics data to elucidate the genetic epidemiology of complex traits. These methods will include those to perform fine mapping, detect associations, pleiotropy, and interactions. S/he will be involved in developing software to implement these methods and fully evaluate their type I error and power. S/he will apply the methods to study a variety of complex traits which include but not limited to Alzheimer's disease, age-related hearing impairment, tinnitus, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and asthma.


The Short-term Casual will develop methods to analyze a variety of omics data, use simulations studies to evaluate type I error, and power. Apply the methods to data sets to better understand the etiology of complex traits.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in statistics, epidemiology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, computational biology, genetics, biology or a degree in a related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong statistics background

  • Ability to program in C/C++, R or Python

  • Experience in analyzing large scale genetic data

  • Experience in developing methods to analyze omics data

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