Bioinformatics Analyst (Metagenomics)

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

New York Genome Center

Bioinformatics Analyst (Metagenomics)

New York, NY


About the New York Genome Center


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.


Position Description


The New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our rapidly expanding informatics division in the bioinformatics and computational biology group. As Bioinformatics Analyst (Metagenomics) you will be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, including but not limited to metagenomics and microbial data. You will work as part of a team of analysts and scientists lead by experienced bioinformatics scientists.


Job Duties:

  • Analyze sequencing data using established pipelines;
  • Perform appropriate QC measures;
  • Implement, maintain and document data analysis pipelines and workflows;
  • Benchmark new tools for 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;
  • Assist bioinformatics scientists in preparing text and figures for manuscripts and external presentations.




Position Requirements

  • BS with 2+ years work/research experience or MS degree in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, biochemistry or similar;
  • Demonstrated exposure to NGS data analysis;
  • Programming skills in Python, Perl, C++, Java or similar; Python experience preferred;
  • Experience working in a Linux environment, experience with SGE preferred;
  • Experience with metagenomics a plus;
  • Familiarity with basic statistical methods and experimental design a plus;
  • Proficiency with R, Matlab or similar preferred;
  • Familiarity with commonly used public genomics datasets (e.g.; 1000 Genomes, TCGA, GTEx) a plus;
  • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
How to Apply

Please apply online at

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