Senior Scientist
Pearl River, NY 
Posted 12 days ago
Job Description

We are looking for a highly motivated bioinformatician in the field of microbial genomics. The successful candidate will work as a member of our growing Bioinformatics/Data Analytics team and contribute to microbial-focused next generation sequence (NGS) analysis efforts. The Bioinformatics scientist will contribute to the development and maintenance of automated sequence analysis workflows, develop custom solutions for genomic and metagenomics sequence analysis, data visualization, and contribute to the evaluation and testing of new software packages and algorithms.  

Basic qualification

  • Ph.D. degree in biology, chemistry or other life sciences
  • Minimum 0-2 years of relevant experience.
  • Experiences in Bioinformatics or similar field
  • Knowledge of current bioinformatics approaches and databases
  • Demonstrated experience in NGS analysis and bioinformatics software development
  • Experience with pipeline development and maintenance
  • Familiarity with publicly-available tools, algorithms, and databases
  • Experience with programming languages and computational environments (including UNIX-style operating systems, command line interfaces, R/perl/python or similar, and SQL or other database software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Highly motivated with strong problem-solving skills, capable of working both independently and in multifunctional team settings

Preferred qualification

  • Training or experience in microbiology/molecular biology of prokaryotes
  • Familiarity with publicly-available tools, algorithm and databases related to microbial genome analysis
  • Experience working in cloud-based computational environments
  • Demonstrated proficiency with PacBio/nanopore data analysis
  • Experience and skill in preparing research publications


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Job Summary
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Required Experience
0 to 2 years
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