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Old 05-04-2014, 06:04 AM   #1
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Default Bioinformatics position available - NYC - Weill Cornell Medical College

Hello All,

We have openings available for bioinformaticists with the Applied Bioinformatics Core Facility ( at the Weill Cornell Medical College. These are academic positions that combine the best of both industry and academia. We are looking for bright, motivated, opinionated, passionate people who want to be part of a tightly integrated team that will be at the forefront of research across many different disciplines at Weill Cornell. I am happy to candidly answer any questions about these opportunities should you have interest in them, and can be reached at


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Vanessa Borcherding
Technology Manager
Applied Bioinformatics Core
Institute for Computational Biomedicine
Dept. of Physiology & Biophysics
Weill Cornell Medical College

(212) 746-6281
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Job Description:

Computational Genomic Scientist

The Weill Cornell Medical College (WCMC), located in New York City, has recently established the Applied Bioinformatics Core (ABC) to address the myriad challenges in acquiring, storing, visualizing, analyzing, interpreting, and disseminating large-scale datasets that are the result of continuing advances in high-throughput (-omic) methods in the biological sciences. The ABC is a growing, integrated team of bioinformatics scientists, software developers, and systems administrators with its own, dedicated high-performance computing and petascale data storage infrastructure that enables research labs, core facilities, and translational medicine programs at WCMC to employ cutting-edge data analysis tools and methods to address the most challenging questions in rapidly developing fields such as cancer biology, neuroscience, and drug screening.

As a Computational Genomic Scientist in the Applied Bioinformatics Core (ABC), you will:

• be responsible for designing and carrying out bioinformatics and biostatistical analyses of next generation sequencing (NGS) datasets from a variety of platforms, including Illumina and PacBio;

• collaborate with cross-disciplinary teams of WCMC faculty, postdocs, students, staff, and technicians from a variety of labs and centers, advising them on experimental design, data handling and analysis practices for a variety of experimental approaches, including whole genome sequencing, exome sequencing, RNA-seq, ribosomal profiling, and epigenomic methods;

• actively participate in identifying, evaluating, and benchmarking new computational tools and methodologies that will meet the scientific goals of the ABC’s constituents;

• educate faculty and lab members in contemporary bioinformatics methods and best practices via small group training and one-on-one consulting.

The ABC’s focus is on producing automated pipelines for large scale data analyses in support of basic science, clinical, and translational research, with rigorous provenance tracking of all phases of the NGS data lifecycle, from raw data acquisition from instruments, through primary and secondary analyses, and to data visualization, secure data dissemination, and long-term archiving; you will work with systems administrators and software engineers to accomplish these goals.

As a successful candidate for this faculty position, you will be intimately familiar with best practices and the current literature in the field, and fluent with commonly used tools (e.g., the Tuxedo suite, samtools, STAR, GATK, CASAVA, and especially R) and databases (e.g., RefSeq, UCSC, Ensembl, and dbSNP). You will be proficient in working in a Linux computing environment, and automating tasks using scripting languages such as bash, perl, python or ruby. A firm understanding of statistical formalisms is a plus.

To apply for this position, please email your CV in .pdf format along with a cover letter to:

Jason R. Banfelder
Scientific Director, Applied Bioinformatics Core
Assistant Professor and Technology Engineer
Institute for Computational Biomedicine
Department of Physiology and Biophysics +1 (212) 746-6363


Vanessa Borcherding
Technology Manager
Applied Bioformatics Core
Institute for Computational Biomedicine
Department of Physiology & Biophysics

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