Job Opportunity – Bioinformatics Specialist
We are hiring a talented, enthusiastic and self-motivated programmer to join our team as a bioinformatics specialist working with big data to contribute to the exciting genetics research at the Seaver Autism Center at Mount Sinai.
We are seeking a strong computer programmer. Experience in genetics or bioinformatics is desirable but not required. We can train you to operate and build software that manages and analyzes genomic data.
Qualified candidates must be able to work collaboratively with a diverse team that includes senior research scientists, computational geneticists, molecular biologists, and support staff such as High Performance Computing (HPC) engineers, administrators and others. Strong candidates should be interested in genetics research, and capable of communicating results clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.
Specific activities will likely include:
- Track samples and metadata describing them. Build and/or customize DBMS, command-line, and Web software to support this effort. Manage disk usage and system resources.
- Assist internal and external collaborators with whom we share our data.
- Run sequence analysis software, such as the Broad GATK, and XHMM, all of which are packaged in Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) DNA variant calling pipelines. Call DNA variants including SNPs, indels, and CNV. Run DNA microarray analysis software such as GenomeStudio or PennCNV. Run statistical genetics software such as PLINK and PLINK/SEQ.
- Execute and monitor analyses on our large Linux cluster. Review and quality-check results, and prepare them for review by computational geneticists and biologists.
- Transfer 100s or 1000s of files involving multiple TB of data between us and our colleagues. Verify, organize, and archive the files.
Many of these activities will require the development of general purpose or single-use software.