Bioinformatics Scientist, Complex Diseases

New York Genome Center
Job Location
101 Avenue Of The Americas
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 in the computational biology and genome analysis group. As a Bioinformatics Scientist you will be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data. This work will be done as part of a team of Bioinformatics Scientists, Software Engineers and Analysts passionate about understanding the genetic basis of complex diseases and genetic commonalities in large cohorts of patients. Example projects include calling point mutations and structural variants in large exome and whole genome datasets, as well as integration of genomic, transcriptome and functional sequencing to provide a more complete interpretation of the functional consequences of mutations. This position will be centered on data interpretation. Publication of developed methods and scientific findings is encouraged.


Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Develop and apply innovative sequence data analysis approaches that will lead to the identification of underlying pathways/gene networks that contribute to the pathogenesis of complex diseases (such as oncology, autism, autoimmune disorders, etc.);
  • Analyze sequencing data using established workflows and perform QC measures;
  • Assist, collaborate and consult with internal/external researchers on analyses of NGS data.
  • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, computational biology, genetics, statistics or similar;
  • Demonstrated experience in NGS data analysis of genome or exome samples;
  • 2 or more years programming experience in R, Python, Unix shell scripting or similar;
  • Proficiency in utilizing data from public resources, such as ESP GO, as part of data analysis or method development;
  • Experience or training in statistics or machine learning preferred;
  • Experience working in a Linux and SGE cluster environment;
  • Team oriented with 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 and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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