Bioinformatics Analyst, Cancer

Organization
New York Genome Center
Job Location
New York, NY 10013
Job Description

The New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our expanding computational biology group. As Bioinformatics Analyst, Cancer you will be responsible for the analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. You will work as part of a team of analysts and scientists led be experienced bioinformaticians.

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Analyze cancer sequencing data using established pipelines and workflows;
  • Perform appropriate QC measures;
  • Implement, maintain and document data analysis pipelines and workflows;
  • Benchmark new tools for cancer sequencing data analysis and propose improvements;
  • Develop and apply novel analysis approaches;
  • Assist and collaborate with internal and external researchers on analyses of NGS data;
  • Summarize results in written or oral reports for bioinformatics scientists and internal researchers;
  • Assist bioinformatics scientists in preparing text and figures for manuscripts and external presentations.
Requirements
  • BS with 2+ years work/research experience in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, biochemistry or similar;
  • 1+ years demonstrated exposure to NGS data analysis; experience using standard NGS analysis software (including samtools, GATK, Picard, bedtools, etc);
  • Exposure to cancer genomics preferred; experience with somatic variant calling a plus;
  • Strong programming skills in R, Python, Perl, BASH, Java, C++ or similar;
  • Experience working in a Linux environment;
  • Experience using an SGE cluster preferred;
  • Experience working with TCGA, COSMIC, 1000 Genomes, ENCODE, or GTEx data a plus;
  • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
How to Apply

To apply, visit http://nygenome.org/careers

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. 

The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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