Bioinformatics Programmer, Constitutional Group

New York Genome Center
Job Location
NEW YORK, NY 10013

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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;
  • 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;
  • Support computational biology groups with scripting, troubleshooting, and automation coding.
  • M.S. or B.S. plus 2 years experience in bioinformatics, computer science, or similar, with demonstrable quantitative, computational and software development skills;
  • Demonstrated experience in processing and analysis of very large genomics data sets;
  • Expertise in biological software/pipelines development and automation;
  • Extensive expertise programming in Python with emphasis on scientific data; proficient in Java or C++; experience with programming in R a plus;
  • Demonstrated ability to produce well designed, documented code;
  • Proficiency in using version control systems (Git, etc.), and documentation tools;
  • Knowledge of human genomics;
  • Familiarity with standard tools for sequence analysis (e.g. BWA, samtools, vcftools, bedtools, Picard tools, GATK), their APIs and standard file formats (BAM, VCF, BED, etc.);
  • Proficiency working in a Linux/SGE cluster environment; using Unix shell/SED/AWK scripting;
  • Experience benchmarking bioinformatics software;
  • Ability to work independently to deliver quality results under tight deadlines.
How to Apply
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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