Bioinformatician at Columbia University

    Website Columbia University

    Job Title: Bioinformatician

    Job ID: 538557

    Center: Medical Center | Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center

    Job: Full Time

    Opening on: Aug 26 2023

    Grade: 104

    • Job Type: Officer of Administration
    • Bargaining Unit:
    • Regular/Temporary: Regular
    • End Date if Temporary:
    • Hours Per Week: 35
    • Salary Range: $80,000-$90,000

    Job Description

    The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

    Position Summary

    The Human Immune Monitoring Core at Columbia University Irving Medical Center offers cutting-edge single-cell services, including multi-modal single-cell genomics, multiplexed tissue imaging for translational and clinical research studies for a diverse scientific and clinical research community.

    We are seeking a highly motivated and talented Bioinformatician with strong expertise in NGS technologies. HIMC has extensive collaborations with investigators across Columbia and other institutes across the world. The successful applicant will work closely with scientists and clinicians to help design, implement, and see-through cutting-edge research projects for discovery and translational research. Other responsibilities include training on existing equipment, developing new workflows, or adapting existing methods as needed. Collaborative studies and grant applications are possible for motivated individuals.


    Involves the application and development of computational/machine-learning tools for analyzing single-cell RNA sequencing data, with focus on different bioinformatics projects at HIMC.

    Improve and maintain different computational pipelines for analyzing as-well-as storing data related to different NGS technologies (single-cells, single-nuclei, ATAC-seq, bulk RNA-seq, phospho-proteomics, spatial transcriptomics etc).
    Working with the HIMC team for troubleshooting data (3’- and 5’-end single-cell RNA-seq with the 10x Genomics Chromium platform, T cell receptor repertoire analysis with the 10x Genomics Chromium platform, spatial dataetc).
    Help in study design and analytical approaches to different bioinformatics projects at HIMC.
    Perform other duties and responsibilities as requested.

    Minimum Qualifications

    Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience plus three years of related experience.
    Other Requirements

    Bachelors/Master’s/PhD degree in computational biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics.
    Experience in high-throughput sequencing data analysis or method development.
    Programming skills: Fluency with Python, R, and UNIX (shell scripting).
    Experience with Cloud computing (like AWS).
    Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

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