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  • Bioinformatician II

    Please apply for this position by emailing your CV and Cover Letter to:

    [email protected]

    1. The Bioinformatician II will work with a group of scientists from the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory on innovative analyses of human genomic variation in an integrated environment dedicated to state-of-the-art genetic testing services.
    2. We are seeking an experienced developer/analyst to join a variety of projects and work closely with the Directors and Managers of different departments within the clinical laboratory to assist in quality assurance and analysis to consistently improve upon client service levels and avoid any barriers to meeting and exceeding our crucial turnaround times. The winning candidate will have exposure to cutting-edge technologies and high visibility in a competitive environment.
    3. The role offers the chance to design and develop tools, analytical pipelines and data management software in a production environment and the opportunity to make tangible contributions to the ongoing development and implementation of QC/QA and validation strategies.

    Position Description:

    1. Analyze high-throughput DNA sequence data and integrate with a team of scientists and bioinformaticians to analyze genomic data.
    2. Manage databases, conduct statistical and genomic analysis and participate in the preparation of manuscripts and presentations.
    3. Optimize analytical routines in a high-performance computing environment.
    4. Work in a team to design, develop and improve software; manage data and implement analytical pipelines.

    Position Requirements:

    1. Education: BS in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Software Engineering or Genetics related field preferred. Higher degree is a plus.
    2. Familiarity with modern genomics software is essential.
    3. Proficiency in PHP, javascript, HTML, MySQL, Bash, R/Bioconductor
    and Python; experience with web development frameworks, version control (Git),
    test-driven development and issue tracking required.
    4. Candidate must demonstrate strong statistical and programming proficiencies combined with experience in all aspects of the software development life cycle and best practices. Background with Linux in a high performance computing environment is crucial.
    5. Proven expertise in genomic analysis and annotation required.

    About Mount Sinai:

    Mount Sinai Health System’s vision is to grow and challenge convention through pioneering spirit, scientific advancements, forward-thinking leadership, a collaborative approach to providing exceptional patient care with seamless coordination to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many communities we serve. All those who wear the Mount Sinai badge were selected because of an evident commitment to these goals and values.


    About The Department: Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory:

    1.The Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Laboratory[/B], housed in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, working closely with clinical geneticists who see patients for rare diseases, as well as the bioinformatics team at the Icahn Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, has created a new line of tests that help inform couples of their risks of having a child with a genetic disorder.

    2. Years of population-based research and technology adaptation in our clinical laboratory have created the most comprehensive tests that not only expand the number of diseases screened, but also the breadth of coverage to improve carrier detection rates and provide more accurate residual risk estimates to patients. Our cutting edge approach enables us to report on extensive genomic information in a clinical setting with rapid turnaround time.

    3. The individuals who work in the Mount Sinai Genetic Testing Lab have the opportunity to work to enhance and develop genetic testing panels, ensure premium service to clients and aid in the expansion of our products to new communities. The structure of the lab allows for hands-on contributions and a commitment to growth by bringing in people who share an entrepreneurial spirit, thrive in an atmosphere of individual and collaborative creativity and most importantly, a desire to be constantly engaged to achieve results.
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