Bioinformatics Scientist, Cancer

New York Genome Center
Job Location
101 Avenue of Americas
New York, NY 10013
Job Description

The New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, results-driven individual to join the computational biology and genome analysis group within the informatics division. As a Bioinformatics Scientist, Cancer interpretation, you will be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of results from the Cancer genomics pipelines (somatic SNV and SV, integrated with RNA-Seq, epigenomics or other sequencing experiments applied to oncology). The job requires familiarity with all parts of the process from sequencing to calling and understanding somatic variation, as well as a deep knowledge of oncology, cancer pathways and an ability to connect genomics to biological and clinical expertise, through literature, knowledgebase and personal experience. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about understanding and modeling human genetic variation and how it can be used to generate clinically actionable results. Publication of developed methods and scientific findings is encouraged.

Job duties will include:

  • Develop, apply and support innovative approaches for data analysis, modeling and prediction;
  • Implement methods for somatic variant prioritization, annotation and interpretation;
  • Plan, organize and support external collaborative initiatives;
  • Assist, collaborate, and consult with internal/external researchers on analyses of NGS data.

Position Requirements

  • PhD. in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics, or similar;
  • Proficiency in utilizing data from public resources such as TCGA or COSMIC as part of data analysis or methods development. Participation in TCGA, COSMIC, etc. projects is a big plus;
  • Experience in cancer genomics, as demonstrated by publications in high impact journals;
  • Experience with the standard suite of bioinformatics tools (aligners, callers, etc.);
  • Experience with pathway / network analysis and visualization tools (Ingenuity, Cytoscape, etc)
  • Experience in R/Matlab, and scripting languages such as Python;
  • Experience working in Linux and running tasks in a cluster environment (e.g. SGE);
  • Experience working in teams centered around a biological question and with external collaborators;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
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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