Bioinformatics Scientist

New York Genome Center
Job Location: 
New York City, NY
Job Description: 

The Bioinformatics Scientist will be responsible for analyzing and managing next generation sequencing data. Initially, the main goal will be to setup a data analysis pipeline with a focus on analyzing human whole genome/exome and RNA sequencing data. In addition, the person will be responsible for interacting with customers, initially Institutional Founding Members, to deliver bioinformatic guidance and support. During this ramp up period, additional bioinformaticians will be hired as needed to build a large team that will handle the large amounts of data being generated. The responsibilities for this position will grow and develop as the bioinformatics team is built.

Job duties will include:
• Setup, manage and maintain next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis pipeline;
• Analyze sequencing data using the established pipeline(s);
• Develop and implement innovative computational approaches for the analysis of large sequence datasets from NGS technologies;
• Perform appropriate quality control measures and implement statistical analyses on NGS data;
• Collaborate and consult with external researchers on the analyses of NGS data;
• Interpret and present the results of the computational and statistical analyses to collaborators and coworkers;
• Assist collaborators with data access, analysis, and interpretations.


• Advanced degree in the biological sciences with demonstrable computational skills required, PhD preferred;
• 3 or more years work experience in Bioinformatics, Genomics or Genetics with experience in analyzing data derived from human genomic sequencing;
• Must have experience managing and working with next generation sequencing data;
• Must have extensive knowledge and experience in the use of existing bioinformatics tools and biological databases, as well as familiarity with cloud computing;
• Experience working in a Linux environment required, with C++/JAVA and running a cluster using SGE and BASH shell scripting strongly preferred;
• Prior experience in a new lab operation is preferred, preferably with an emphasis on “external customers” rather than, or in addition, to “internal researchers”;
• A high tolerance for change will be beneficial as NYGC is in start-up mode and the environment will morph rapidly;
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills required.

Contact Information: 

Andrea Armstrong
Director, Talent Acquisition
New York Genome Center

About Our Organization: 

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, non-profit organization that leverages the collaborative resources of leading academic medical centers, research universities, and commercial organizations. Our vision is to transform medical research and clinical care in New York and beyond through the creation of one of the largest genomics facilities in North America, integrating sequencing, bioinformatics, and data management, as well as performing cutting-edge genomics research.