Senior Computational Biologist, Cancer

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

The New York Genome Center is looking for a highly motivated, results-driven individual to lead and manage the computational biology and genome analysis group within the informatics division. As a Senior Computational Biologist, Cancer, you will manage an experienced staff of Bioinformatics Scientists, Programmers and Analysts and be responsible for data analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) experiments, in support of NYGC’s faculty and external researchers as well as sequencing and diagnostics operations. We are seeking an individual who is passionate about understanding and modeling human genetic variation and how it can be used to generate clinically actionable results. Publication of developed methods and scientific findings is encouraged.


Job duties will include:

  • Leadership and management of computational biology and data analysis group;
  • Budget planning and responsibility, line management;
  • Contribute to strategic planning of the informatics division;
  • Develop, apply and support innovative approaches for data analysis, modeling and prediction;
  • Plan, organize and support external collaborative initiatives;
  • Assist, collaborate, consult with internal/external researchers on analyses of NGS data.
  • Ph.D. in computer science, bioinformatics, molecular biology, genetics, biophysics, mathematics or
  • similar with demonstrated computational and software development skills;
  • 3+ years line management experience;
  • 5+ years experience in sequence analysis and interpretation;
  • 5+ or more years experience programming in R, Python, C++, Unix shell scripting or similar;
  • 3+ years experience in disease-focused genomics (cancer, pediatric phenotypes, immunology, neurological or psychiatric disorders);
  • Knowledge of statistical principles and methods relevant to computational genomics; training in statistics or machine learning a big plus.
  • Experience working in a Linux and SGE cluster environment;
  • Experience leading project teams;
  • Experience in mentoring and training group members;
  • 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.
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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