Bioinformatics Programmer

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

The New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our rapidly expanding informatics division. As a pragmatic team player with experience in developing and supporting software for bioinformatics applications, you will develop analysis and annotation programs focused on next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis. This work will be done as part of a team of Bioinformatics Scientists, Programmers, Analysts and Software Engineers.

Job duties will include:

  • Prototype, develop, deploy, and document software that supports the analysis, annotation and quality control pipelines for NGS data;
  • Automate, benchmark and test data analysis pipelines and support transition of these pipelines into a workflow management system;
  • Benchmark and evaluate individual bioinformatics tools and components of the analysis pipelines to ensure best performance and correctness;
  • Find novel ways to translate scientific concepts, as published in the literature, into computational context and standard analysis pipelines;
  • Develop and implement novel data visualization strategies to summarize results and QC features;
  • Develop and implement tools for automatic report generation (both research and clinical/CLIA sequencing), to be presented both internally and to external collaborators;
  • Support computational biology groups with scripting, troubleshooting, and automation coding.
  • M.S. or B.S. plus 2 years experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, molecular biology, or similar, with demonstrable quantitative, computational and software development skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in processing and analysis of large genomics data sets (WGS, WES, RNA-seq, or ChIP-seq) in bioinformatics/molecular biology setting;
  • Expertise in biological software/pipelines development and automation;
  • Extensive expertise programming in R and Python with emphasis on scientific data; experience with programming in Java or C++;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce well designed, documented code;
  • Proficiency in using version control systems (Git, etc.), and documentation tools;
  • Knowledge of human genomics, transcriptomics and cancer biology a big plus;
  • Familiarity with the ecosystem of standard tools for primary sequence analysis, their APIs and standard file formats;
  • Proficiency working in a Linux/SGE cluster environment; using Unix shell/SED/AWK scripting.
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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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