Weill Cornell Medical College - New York, NY

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Position Summary Under direction, the programmer will develop software tools, modules and components, and write code for bioinformatics and computational analysis of high-throughput sequencing data and assemble these software modules into cancer analysis pipelines that can run under a highly-parallel grid environment. Position Activities • Write or modify existing computer code to perform analysis of high-throughout sequencing data. This includes code to perform point mutation and indel detection, analysis of copy number variations, loss of heterozygocity from exome sequencing, RNA-seq and whole genome data. • Responsible for creating web user interfaces, computer data tracking and backup, and improving upon existing software. • Develop new algorithms and approaches to solve problems when off-the-shelf solutions are not meeting requirements satisfactorily. • Contribute to the writing of software documentation on the Elemento laboratory web site (wiki). • Performs other duties as required.
      Minimum Requirements
      • BS in Molecular Biology, Genetics or Computer Science, must have some programming knowledge and be proficient in Linux; good understanding of biology necessary.

      Highly Desired Requirements
      • MS in systems biology, computational biology or bioinformatics, have experience with C, C++, Perl, parallel processing and parallel computing. Experience using the R statistic software. Experience in cancer biology a plus.

      Skill and Abilities
      • Independent thinking, experience with sequencing techniques and next-generation sequencing methods.

      No relocation assistance is provided for this position.

      Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

      Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Cornell also has Ph.D. programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan-Kettering Institute, has established a joint MD-PhD. program for students to intensify their pursuit of Cornell's triple mission of education, research, and patient care.

      Weill Cornell Medical College's educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care. By promoting a true social commitment, stimulating creativity, and fostering independent thought and study, Weill Cornell Medical College continues to cultivate the best of tomorrow's leaders in the field of medicine.

      Weill Cornell Medical College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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