Senior Bioinformatics Analyst

New York Genome Center
Job Location
New York, NY 10013
Job Description

The New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our informatics division in the bioinformatics and computational biology group. As Bioinformatics Analyst, you will be responsible for the analysis of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, including but not limited to small & large scale genotype and sequence data. You will work as part of a team of analysts and scientists led by experienced bioinformatics scientists.

Job duties might include:

  •       Analyze sequencing data using established workflows;
  •       Perform appropriate QC measures;
  •       Implement, execute and document data analysis pipelines and workflows;
  •       Benchmark new tools for sequencing data analysis and propose improvements;
  •       Develop and apply novel analysis approaches;
  •       Assist and collaborate with internal and external researchers on analyses of NGS data;
  •       Summarize results in written or oral reports for bioinformatics scientists and internal researchers;
  •       Assist bioinformatics scientists in preparing text and figures for manuscripts and external presentations.
  •      MS degree with 3+ years of work/research experience or PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, or similar with demonstrable computational and statistical skills required;
  •       Familiar with various DNA sequencing QC analyses (eg. concordance, contamination, base quality);
  •       Familiar with various sequence analysis tools, including BWA, GATK, Picard, and samtools;
  •       Experience with pipeline development and management;
  •       Strong scientific programming skills - Python, R, bash;
  •       Additional programming skills in C++ or Java will be an advantage;
  •       Experience working in a Linux environment, experience with SGE or similar job scheduling preferred;
  •       Details-oriented, well-organized;
  •       Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills;


  •       Experience benchmarking various analysis tools;
  •       Experience working with large datasets;
  •       Background in disease-focused genomics and statistics;
  •       Familiarity with commonly used public genomics datasets (e.g.; 1000 Genomes, TCGA, GTEx).
How to Apply
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 hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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