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Bioinformatics Analyst, Cancer

Organization
New York Genome Center
Job Location
101 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
United States
Job Description
  • Analyze cancer whole genome and whole exome data using established pipelines;
  • Perform appropriate QC measures;
  • Implement, maintain and document data analysis pipelines and workflows;
  • Benchmark new tools for cancer sequencing data analysis and propose improvements;
  • Assist and collaborate with internal and external researchers on interpretation of sequencing data;
  • Summarize results in written or oral reports for bioinformatics scientists and internal researchers;
  • Collaborate with bioinformatics scientists to publish results in scientific journals and external presentations.
Requirements
  • MS with 3+ years work/research experience or PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, biochemistry or similar;
  • 2+ years demonstrated experience with analysis of NGS data, preferably whole genome sequencing data;
  • 2+ years experience of using standard NGS analysis tools and software (e.g. samtools, GATK, Picard, bedtools, etc);
  • Exposure to cancer genomics preferred; experience with somatic variant calling a plus; 
  • Programming skills in R, Python, BASH or similar required;
  • Programming skills in Perl, C++ or Java a plus;
  • 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;
  • Training in statistics or machine learning a plus;
  • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Competencies 

  • Job Mastery- Knowledgeable of current role and technical skills, and the impact it has on the Center.
  • Continuous Learning– Strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills.
  • Collaborative– Encourages participation from team members and works effectively with all levels.
  • Credible– Works with a high level of integrity.
  • Communicative– Actively listens to others and uses good judgement as to what to communicate to whom; provides feedback.
  • Focused– Utilizes efficient and effective processes.
  • Adaptable– Demonstrate flexibility with changing priorities.
  • Innovative– Develops new insights and pursues improvements.
  • Takes Ownership– Prioritizes tasks, manages time and delivers on commitments.

 

FLSA Status – Exempt

This position is eligible for visa sponsorship and relocation assistance. 

 

How to Apply
About Our Organization

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit, academic research organization dedicated to advancing genomic research. NYGC scientists and staff are furthering new approaches to diagnosing and treating neurological diseases and cancer through their unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. NYGC concentrates specifically on disease-based research in the following areas: neuropsychiatric disease (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar); neurodegenerative disease (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s), and cancer.

 

Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center was founded by and remains closely affiliated with twelve leading academic medical centers and research universities in the New York region and beyond, engaging in research projects with and for these institutions. Essential to our collaborative work is an outstanding faculty, whose members typically hold a joint appointment at NYGC and a partner university. They support our scientific mission by conducting independent research in areas of mutual interest to us and the wider scientific community. 

 

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, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 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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