Bioinformatics Scientist, Cancer Methods (focus: Pipeline)

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 individual to join our computational biology group. As Bioinformatics Scientist, Cancer you will be responsible for maintaining and improving the Cancer genomic pipelines (alignment, somatic SNV and SV calling). The job requires innovative problem solving in all parts of the process from sequencing to calling and understanding somatic variation, to biological interpretation, multimodal data integration and analysis of personalized treatment options. Collaboration with other members of the computational biology team as well as external collaborators and customers is paramount. Publication of developed methods and scientific findings is encouraged.

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintenance and improvement of next generation sequencing data analysis pipelines;
  • Develop and apply innovative sequence data analysis and data integration approaches for oncology when off-the-shelf methods are not adequate;
  • Analyze sequencing data using established and newly developed workflows;
  • Assist, collaborate, and consult with internal/external researchers on analysis of genomic data;
  • Interpret and present analysis results to coworkers and collaborators;
  • Publish results in scientific journals and give presentations at conferences.
  • PhD in bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics, computer science or similar;
  • Experience in cancer genomics, as demonstrated by publications in high impact journals;
  • Proficiency using the standard suite of bioinformatics tools (aligners, callers, etc.);
  • 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;
  • Proficiency in R/Matlab, and scripting languages such as Python/Perl/Ruby;
  • Experience working in Linux and running tasks in a cluster environment (e.g. SGE);
  • Experience or training in statistics or machine learning preferred;
  • 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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