The Erlich Lab in the New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated individual to join our expanding lab. We need creative problem solvers with a passion for innovation to join our team and help us scale up our hybrid cloud deployment and facilitate big-data large scale genomics analysis. This individual would primarily be working on DNA.Land. https://DNA.Land is a crowdsource research project to collect genomes and traits from a large number of individuals. The project was featured in Nature, the Atlantic, and TEDxDanubia.
The Erlich lab is part of Columbia University Computer Science Department and the NY Genome Center. Examples of the projects and work of our group can be found at http://teamerlich.org and https://github.com/teamerlich.
Job duties will include:
- Software development to maintain and enhance core or shared components of the website and internal pipelines and tools;
- Unix scripting;
- Develop, implement and maintain sysadmin solutions on both physical and cloud based servers;
- Investigate, design and execute migration strategies to cloud based infrastructure using best practices of Amazon Web Services (AWS);
- Address lab member's computational needs, by deploying existing solutions, troubleshooting for user errors, or developing new tools.
Beyond these key duties, the lab can be flexible to accommodate the interests of the individual, as there are so many possible avenues for additional projects and work. For example, this person could be focused on bioinformatics research, on machine-learning, or on programming etc. depending on their strengths and interests.
Please include a cover letter with your application, and if you have made a public contribution to a major open source project then please explain the details in this letter.