The Rockefeller University seeks a Bioinformatics Assistant, Human Genetics of infectious Disease to join Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases. The Bioinformatics Assistant will join the growing dry division in the Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Disease and aid in the handling of an expanding dataset of whole exome/whole genome sequences from 15,000 individuals with a wide range of infectious diseases, including COVID-19. Will be involved in the evaluation, development, validation, and implementation of new tools for the genetic data analysis; including generating bioinformatic pipelines, testing/validation of scripts, and running web servers. Responsibilities include assisting in data acquisition, analysis, and annotation for depositing to federal databases. Will also aid in providing bioinformatics support to laboratory members and external collaborators. Additional responsibilities include maintenance of in-house servers and communication with IT for university-managed servers. The laboratory offers an excellent multidisciplinary environment comprising computational scientists and experimentalists.
Bachelor's degree in science required; educational emphasis in bioinformatics, computer science, or related fields preferred. Must have familiarity with Linux environment and shell script writing/running. Must have programming experience in Python or equivalent. Knowledge of SQL database development and prior experience in next-generation sequencing data analyses is a plus. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Motivation is a must.
We offer an excellent benefits package, tuition reimbursement and a competitive salary. The Rockefeller University is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, on a 15-acre campus, along the East River (www.rockefeller.edu/views.php).
The Rockefeller University is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans.
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About The Rockefeller University
The Rockefeller University is a world-renowned center for research and graduate education in the biomedical sciences, chemistry, bioinformatics and physics. The university's 72 laboratories conduct both clinical and basic research and study a diverse range of biological and biomedical problems with the mission of improving the understanding of life for the benefit of humanity.