Senior Bioinformatics Analyst

New York Genome Center
Job Location
101 Ave of the Americas
New York, NY 10013
Job Description

The position will bridge the work of a cancer biology group and the computational biology and genome analysis group. As such, it will be co-supervised by Dr. Greg Hannon and Dr. Mike Zody. You will be responsible for analyzing a variety of next generation sequencing data types, including RNAseq datasets, small RNA datasets, and complete genomic sequences. This will support projects related to breast cancer, both early disease and metastasis, and RNA biology in germ cells.


Job duties will include:

  • Develop and apply analysis approaches;
  • Implement, execute and document NGS data analysis workflows;
  • Analyze sequencing data using established workflows;
  • Assist and collaborate on analyses of NGS data;
  • Perform appropriate QC measures and analyses on NGS data.
  • BS or MS degree in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, biochemistry or similar;
  • Demonstrated exposure to NGS data analysis;
  • Programming skills in R, Python, Java, BASH or similar;
  • Experience working in a Linux environment;
  • A high tolerance for change and a sense of urgency since NYGC is in start-up mode;
  • Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Training in statistics or machine learning preferred;
  • Programming skills in C++ or Java preferred;
  • Experience using an SGE cluster preferred;
  • Exposure to population genetics, functional genomics or metagenomics preferred.
About Our Organization

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, non-profit organization that leverages the collaborative resources of leading academic medical centers, research universities, and commercial organizations. Our vision is to transform medical research and clinical care in New York and beyond through the creation of one of the largest genomics facilities in North America, integrating sequencing, bioinformatics, and data management, as well as performing cutting-edge genomics research. 


The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or protected veteran status. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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