Research Scientist for Bioinformatics and Statistics

Wadsworth Center, NYS DOH
Job Location
Albany, NY 12201

Health, Dental, Vision,  Retirement

Job Description

A permanent Staff Scientist position in Bioinformatics and Statistics is available at the Wadsworth Center, NY State Department of Health, Albany, NY.  We seek applications at the Research Scientist 2 level from highly motivated individuals with practical experience in bioinformatics analysis of NGS data with an emphasis on microbial genomes, including pathogen identification and outbreak tracking, mapping drug-resistance determinants, development of novel genetic tests, variant analysis, genome annotation and phylogenetics, In addition, he/she is expected to serve as the statistics resource for the Center’s research and regulatory programs. 


a Ph.D. or M.S. degree in the biological or physical sciences or equivalent and research experience in NGS data analysis and statistics is preferred.  Knowledge of Unix, Python, PERL and similar is highly desirable.

How to Apply

Applicants should submit their curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references to [email protected], referencing “Item 12294” in the subject line and indicate which position they are applying for.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled and reviewed as they are received

About Our Organization

The Wadsworth Center ( is the country’s most comprehensive state public health laboratory with a staff of about 750. The Center provides a dynamic research environment focused on infectious, genetic and environmental diseases and their impact on human health. Through its initiative for Public Health Genomics the Center will bring NGS and other advanced molecular technologies to public health testing, diagnosis, and research, further develop these technologies to address new and emerging challenges, and become a regional center of excellence for NGS in the area of public health genomics.

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