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Genetics of Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias
National Institutes of Health in ,
Date Posted 12/09/2021
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Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Description:

The Genetic Epidemiology laboratory at the Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center (Columbia University,NY) is seeking postdoctoral research scientists with a background in Bioinformatics or Computer Science. The candidate will be engaged in research focusing on neuro-degenerative diseases such as Alzheimer’s Disease as well as other age-related traits. The faculty members of the genetic epidemiology group are engaged in research focusing on gene mapping, functional genetics, and translational studies.

The Gertrude H. Sergievsky Center at Columbia University houses a large number of scientists with expertise in clinical, epidemiological, neuropsychological, and genetics research since its conception in 1977.


  • Develop, characterize and optimize bioinformatics tools to analyze high-throughput genomic and multi-omics data (e.g. genome-wide association studies, whole exome/genome/RNA sequencing data etc.)
  • Be able to work independently and collaboratively with highly interactive research groups.
  • Duties will include designing and performing experiments, data analysis and interpretation, as well as writing of manuscripts.

  • A Ph.D. or equivalent degree, in Bioinformatics or Computer Science or Biostatistics
  • Shell scripting and programming proficiency in Python, C, C++, or Java on UNIX/Linux environments, particularly with large text files and genomic data
  • Familiarity with commonly used human sequence data analysis bioinformatics tools (e.g. SAMtools, GATK, Picard) and genetic databases
  • Working knowledge of statistical genetics will be a plus
  • The candidates should be self-motivated, with excellent written and oral communication skills.

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