Postdoctoral position in mouse genetics at Columbia University Medical Center

Washington Heights, Manhattan, New York City
Up to $49,999 depending on the experience.
June 26 2015
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type

Description: A postdoctoral position in mouse genetics is immediately available at the Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute for a highly motivated scientist. The main focus of the project is systems genetics of myopia in the mouse model. The postdoctoral scientist will be responsible for mapping chromosomal loci underlying refractive eye development, and identification and characterization of candidate genes using systems genetics approaches and gene-targeted mouse models.

Primary responsibilities will include designing and implementing research studies, collecting and analyzing data, preparing research results for publication, presenting at national and international meetings.


 - Ph.D. in mouse genetics, molecular genetics, molecular biology, or a related field

- Good communication skills and fluency in spoken and written English

 - Established track record of publishing in peer-reviewed research journals

 - Experience with computational methods of genetic analysis

 - Strong background in molecular genetics and molecular biology

- Experience with next-generation sequencing technology would be a plus

Harkness Eye Institute and Columbia University Medical Center have strong interest in human and mouse genetics, outstanding infrastructure for advanced genetics research, and a highly collaborative environment.

To apply, please send a curriculum vitae, a detailed description of research experience and future interests, and the names of three references to: Andrei V. Tkatchenko, M.D., Ph.D., Columbia University Medical Center, Edward S. Harkness Eye Institute Research Annex, 160 Fort Washington Ave., Room 415, Mail Box 66, New York, NY 10032; E-mail:

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