Columbia University Senior Bioinformatician in New York, New York

Job TitleSenior Bioinformatician

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Job Requisition Number 095854

Department 7583- IGM General

Location Medical Center

Job Type Officer Full-Time Regular

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Job Family General Administration

Salary Grade Officer 106

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Advertised Summary Job Description The Precision Genomics Laboratory (PGL), a partnership between the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, and the Institute for Genomic Medicine (IGM), at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) has an opening for a Senior Bioinformatician to work in a fast-paced, clinical environment. The laboratory has a strong focus in constitutional diagnostics to support personalized medicine initiatives. The selected candidate for this exciting effort will be a technical lead to a team of bioinformaticians focused on creating and maintaining robust, clinical-quality pipelines for processing next-generation sequencing data. The position includes supporting laboratory operations and participation in new assay development and test validation.

Duties will include:

-Optimize performance and reliability of clinical analysis pipelines.

-Design, implement, and test novel and reproducible NGS analysis methods;

-Migrate processes from R&D to production and support clinical production needs;

-Implement and document processes for regulatory purposes.

Work closely with colleagues in the IGM to help ensure alignment of research-based bioinformatics activities with clinical bioinformatics direction where appropriate;

The incumbent must be able to interact in a professional manner with individuals at all levels, and should be organized, dedicated, and be driven by a desire to provide high quality patient care.

Weekend hours may occasionally be necessary.

Minimum Qualifications for Grade

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five years of related experience.

Additional Position-Specific Minimum Qualifications

Applicant MUST meet these minimum qualifications to be considered an applicant -Minimum of five years of relevant experience, preferably in a molecular diagnostic laboratory/ company.

-Demonstrated experience with next generation sequencing analysis.

-Extensive knowledge of Java, C++ or other OO-based programming languages, as well as Perl, Python, Bash or other functional scripting languages.

-Experience designing relational database schemas and query optimization.

-Experience with high performance computing environments and/or cloud-based environments.

-Ability to work well together in cross-functional and interdisciplinary teams of scientists and engineers.

-Requires strong communication skills, both written and oral.

Special Instructions

Preferred Qualifications A PhD in Bioinformatics, Medical Informatics, Computer Science, Engineering or related discipline.

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HIPAA Compliance training required Yes

Participation in Medical Surveillance required No Response

What type of posting? Is this a waiver request? Standard Posting

Requisition Open Date 12-03-2018

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