Flatiron Research Fellow, Informatics (Post-doc)

Simons Foundation
Job Location
160 Fifth Ave
7th Floor
New York, NY 10010
Job Description


The Scientific Computing Core of the Flatiron Institute and the SFARI Informatics group are jointly seeking a Flatiron Research Fellow to research and develop new computational methods for the identification and analysis of structural genomic variations (CNVs, rearrangements, transposable elements). These new methods will be applied to genomics data being generated from several large, ongoing clinical cohort studies supported by SFARI. This position will work closely with other research staff and software engineers at both the Flatiron and the Foundation to optimize algorithms and software for routine operational use. This position is a two-year appointment and may be renewed for a third year. The person in this position will be encouraged to disseminate their results through scientific publication, conferences, workshops and seminars.


Skills and Requirements Qualifications


  • Doctoral degree in bioinformatics, computational sciences or related field
  • 1–2 years’ experience developing custom analyses for production use
  • Extensive knowledge of computational genomics and experience with high-throughput data analysis
  • Experience in Linux/Unix cluster environment
  • Experience with Python and Java
  • Strong background in algorithm development, statistical methods and machine learning
  • Outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills



  • Familiarity with C++, Perl, Matlab and R
  • Familiarity with databases — relational and noSQL — cloud computing and web services



Many of the greatest ideas and discoveries come from a diverse mix of minds, backgrounds and experiences, and we are committed to cultivating an inclusive work environment. The Simons Foundation provides equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic disposition, neurodiversity, disability, veteran status, or any other protected category under federal, state and local law.

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The Simons Foundation is a private foundation established in 1994 in New York City by Jim and Marilyn Simons. With an annual grants and programs budget of $300 million, the foundation’s mission is to advance the frontiers of research in mathematics and the basic sciences.

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