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Opportunity: Programmer Analyst/BIOINFORMATICS @ Columbia University -- New York, NY (US)
Submitted by Michelle Quintana; posted on Wednesday, February 20, 2013
The Center for Infection and Immunity at the Mailman School of Public Health has an immediate opening for a Programmer Analyst in the Bioinformatics team. The successful applicant will provide bioinformatics support for ongoing research in virus pathogen detection and discovery in a large and dynamic laboratory at Columbia University and a global network of researchers who work on projects related to infectious disease surveillance and discovery in humans and wildlife.

The candidate is expected to demonstrate the following skills:
* At least one to two years of experience in writing pipelines and analysis of next generation sequencing data. The candidate should possess basic knowledge of data QC, mapping, de-novo assembly, BLAST and understanding of algorithms behind them.
* Coursework in genetics and molecular biology as well as practical knowledge of major bioinformatics tools and resources: NCBI, UCSC etc.
* The position requires the ability to work in Unix environments consisting of high performance clusters. Understanding of multi-threading tools (SGE, MPI), resource management and allocation would be a big plus.
* At least one to two years of academic or industrial experience working with scripting languages, such as C Shell, Perl, or Python or R. Desired qualifications include: applied mathematics/statistics/biostatistics background and experience in object-oriented programming.
* The candidate will perform other duties as assigned.

The individual should be highly motivated, salary would be competitive and commensurate with experience. Columbia offers a comprehensive and attractive benefits package (Benefits Highlights for Officers 2013 -

* Provide bioinformatics support for ongoing research in virus detection and discovery in a large and dynamic laboratory -- 85%
* Contribute to publications and research grants -- 10%
* Perform other related duties as assigned -- 5%

Minimum Qualifications: Requires a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Science, Bioinformatics, or Computer Science and at least three years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Master's degree with 1-2 years of experience or equivalent.

All applications must be submitted via Columbia's online hiring system:

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.

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