Senior Bioinformatician

Institute for Genomic Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center
Job Location
New York, NY 10032
Commensurate with experience and University salary bands
Job Description

The Institute for Genomic Medicine at Columbia University is looking for a highly motivated Bioinformatics/statistical scientist to join our Bioinformatics team. The individual will join a talented group of bioinformatics scientists/statisticians and programmers to develop/implement novel bioinformatics and statistical software, develop/implement novel methods to perform large scale statistical analysis on population level genomic variants and their effects, lead and develop a big-data framework for large-scale genomic analysis on distributed computing platforms, provide programming and scientific support to graduate students and post-docs for implementing scalable and efficient bioinformatics and statistical analysis methods, document code and contribute to writing grants and manuscripts on analyses.  


Preferred Qualifications

Master's/Ph.D degree in Quantitative Sciences; with relevant additional experience

Applicants with demonstrated expertise in at least 3 of the following are encouraged to apply: 

Strong expertise in statistics and/or Machine learning

Strong programming skills  (R, C, Perl/Python or Java) and experience in *NIX environments

Experience in statistical analysis of large datasets, genomics datasets preferable

Experience designing and implementing statistical software and packages in R/ C/Java.

Experience in relational database query and schema design and database programming interfaces for large datasets.

Experience designing/developing cloud based analyses – Experience in Docker, Spark, BigQuery/RedShift etc. is a plus

Some experience with bioinformatics methods and software

Demonstrated problem-solving skills, desire and ability to work effectively within a team, including strong organization and communication skills.

Willingness and initiative to seek out and learn novel tools, methods, and technologies within a quickly evolving field.  

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and CV by applying through the CUMC job site:  

About Our Organization

The Institute for Genomic Medicine is a key part of Columbia University's Precision Medicine Initiative to create a cohesive, university-wide research and teaching environment for human genetics/genomics.  Together with academic and industrial partners, we aim to drive innovation in genomic medicine through vibrant research and apply them towards clinical applications that can directly benefit patients. The institute has established a genetics/genomics sequencing and analysis facility as a core part of this mission.

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