Institute for Genomic Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
Job Location
New York, NY 10032
Commensurate with experience and University salary bands
Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated programmer to join our Bioinformatics team. The bioinformatics team is responsible for bioinformatics processing of large volumes of sequencing data. We are currently building a scalable framework for querying and statistical analysis of processed variant/gene expression data. 

The individual will join a talented group of bioinformatics scientists/statisticians and programmers to: 

Develop/Implement novel bioinformatics software. 

Benchmark and evaluate third-party bioinformatics software tools and integrate into IGM analysis. 

Design, develop, and maintain scheduling systems and components for pipeline automation. 

Contribute to the development of a big-data framework for large scale genomic analysis on distributed computing platforms. 

Contribute to the development of new platforms and solutions for large integrative analysis of genomic data 

Provide programming and data management support for the genomics Sequencing Core and Project Leads on exceptionally large studies.  


Required Qualifications

Requires bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus four years of related experience.  

Preferred Qualifications      

Bachelor's/ Master's degree in STEM discipline; with relevant additional experience 

Applicants with demonstrated expertise in at least 3 of the following are encouraged to apply: 

Strong programming skills (C, Perl/Python or Java) and experience in *NIX environments 

Experience designing and implementing software operational 
automation for large data (analysis pipelines). 

Experience with bioinformatics methods and software pertaining to high-throughput human whole genome, exome or RNASeq analysis
Experience in relational database query and schema design and database programming interfaces for large datasets. 

Experience designing/developing cloud based applications ? Experience in Docker, Spark, BigQuery/RedShift etc. is a plus.

Strong understanding of software engineering concepts and the full software development cycle. 

Demonstrated problem-solving skills, desire and ability to work effectively within a team, including strong organization and communication skills. 

Willingness and initiative to seek out and learn novel tools, methods, and technologies within a quickly evolving field.  

How to Apply

Submit a cover letter and CV/resume through the CUMC job site:  

About Our Organization

The Institute for Genomic Medicine is a key part of Columbia University's Precision Medicine Initiative to create a cohesive, university-wide research and teaching environment for human genetics/genomics.  Together with academic and industrial partners, we aim to drive innovation in genomic medicine through vibrant research and apply them towards clinical applications that can directly benefit patients. The institute has established a genetics/genomics sequencing and analysis facility as a core part of this mission.

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