Post-doctoral Research Fellow, Clinical Genetics Research Lab, Dept of Medicine,Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Location: New York, New York
Academic / Research
Internal Number: 70810
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The Clinical Genetics Research Lab is seeking a highly motivated and successful individual with a background in large scale genotyping data analyses. The successful candidate will lead NIH supported projects such as large multi-institutional exome sequencing to identify susceptibility genes to myeloma and lymphoma. The lab has a track record of discovering novel genes contributing to cancer susceptibility. We also developed computational algorithms that predict pathogenicity from NGS data. The position calls for collaborative research within consortia and ability to assume lead role in more than one project. More information is provided here: (https://www.mskcc.org/research-areas/labs/kenneth-offit/computational-genetics-fellow).
The ideal candidate should have:
A PhD in Population Genetics, Cancer Genetics, Computational Genetics or related field.
Experience with next generation sequencing and significant, demonstrable data analyses skills and bioinformatics knowledge. Database skills are desirable.
Strong oral and written communication and organizational skills
Peer reviewed publications in the area
Desirable: Experience with programming for biological data.
Please send CV, a letter outlining your interest and names/contact information of three references via email to:
Vijai Joseph PhD
Associate Attending Geneticist
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