Bioinformatician

Organization: 
Wadsworth Center
Job Location: 
Albany, NY
Salary: 
$81,856-$100,822
Benefits: 

Health, Retirement

Job Description: 

The incumbent will provide bioinformatic and statistical analyses for
research and public health laboratories, including whole genome studies
of prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms using data generated by high-
throughput sequencing and microarray studies. Typical applications would
include: whole genome de novo assembly, reference mapping, SNP
detection, ChIP-seq and RNA-seq analysis, various microarray data
analyses, and phylogeny. Activities will include: methods discovery and
implementation, data analysis, reporting results and collaborative grant
writing for a wide range of applications in the biomedical sciences and
public health arena.

Requirements: 

Minimum qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and five years of professional research experience in
biology, computational biology, statistics or related field, and five years of
experience in bioinformatics; or a master's degree in an appropriate field
and four years of such experience; or a doctorate in an appropriate field
and two years of such experience.

Preferred qualifications:
Ph.D. in bioinformatics and two years experience in application of
bioinformatic or statistical methods to genomic data including deep
sequencing data for genome assembly, variant analysis, genome
annotation and phylogenetics. Strong research, analysis, evaluation, and
communication skills applied in an interdisciplinary and collaborative
environment. Experience working in a high-performance computational
environment.

Contact Information: 

Submit CV to Human Resources Management Group, RS4/12341/CB,
Room 2217, Corning Tower Building, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New
York 12237-0012, or by e-mail to resume@health.state.ny.us or by fax to
(518) 473-3395. Please use a subject line of RS4/12341/CB.

About Our Organization: 

Wadsworth Center (www.wadsworth.org) is a science-based community committed to protecting and improving the health of New Yorkers through laboratory analysis, investigations and research, as well as laboratory certification and educational programs.

Scientists at Wadsworth Center:
study public health issues, from drug resistance to emerging infections and environmental exposures
investigate basic biological processes that contribute to human health and disease
employ modern methods, such as biomarkers of exposure, and state-of-the-art technologies, among them a resource for visualizing biologically relevant molecules.
As the state's public health reference laboratory, Wadsworth:
responds to public health threats
develops advanced methods to detect microbial agents and genetic disorders
measures and analyzes environmental chemicals.
The Center also:
operates the most comprehensive laboratory licensure program for clinical and environmental laboratories, and blood and tissue banks
trains the next generation of scientists through programs for doctoral, master's, and undergraduate students, as well as specialized training for postdoctoral fellows and others.
Wadsworth Center: Dedicated to science in the pursuit of health.