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    Opportunity: Bioinformatician (#089875) @ Columbia University Medical Center -- New York, NY (US)
    Submitted by Columbia University Medical Center - Inst. for Genomic Med.; posted on Thursday, April 12, 2018


    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.

    About the position:

    We are looking for a highly motivated Bioinformatician to join our Bioinformatics team. The IGM Bioinformatics team is responsible for analyzing of large volumes of DNA sequencing data. We are building a bioinformatics and data science operation for scale with built n automation to manage tens of thousands of WGS/Exome data analysis with a consistent analysis pipeline and follow-up statistical analysis. The individual will join a talented group of bioinformatics scientists/statisticians and programmers.


    • Develop/Implement novel bioinformatics software;
    • Benchmark and evaluate third-party bioinformatics software tools and integrate into IGM analysis;
    • Design, develop, and maintain scheduling systems and components for pipeline automation;
    • Contribute to the development of a big-data framework for large scale genomic analysis on distributed computing platforms;
    • Contribute to the development of new platforms and solutions for large integrative analysis of genomic data;
    • Provide programming and data management support for the genomics Sequencing Core and Project Leads on exceptionally large studies.


    Requires bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.

    Applicants with demonstrated expertise in at least 3 of the following are encouraged to apply:
    • Strong programming skills (C, Perl/Python or Java) and experience in *NIX environments;
    • Experience designing and implementing software operational automation for large data (analysis pipelines);
    • Experience in NGS bioinformatics analysis and software pertaining;
    • Knowledge of relational database query and schema design and database programming interfaces for large datasets;
    • 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.


    Bachelor's/ Master's degree in STEM discipline; with relevant additional experience


    New York City


    Commensurate with experience


    Please visit[...]65065

    Job requisition: 089875




    Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.

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