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Associate Bioinformatician - Personalized Medicine Institute (Population/Biomedical Genomics)

New York, New York
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Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

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Roles & Responsibilities:


The Associate Bioinformatician position in Population/Biomedical Genomics is available at the Charles Bronfman Institute of Personalized Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York. The Associate Bioinformatician will report directly to one of our Associate Professors in Genetics and Genomic Sciences at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The goal of the principal investigator’s research is to address fundamental questions in biology, medicine and human history. Specifically, the principal investigator is interested in detecting patterns of human genetic variation that can be used to inform our inference of human demography and evolution, help uncover the landscape of functional variation, and result in improved outcomes for medical genomics. In particular, she is focused on developing new models for rapid detection, translation and EHR-embedded healthcare management of genomic variants with significant clinical implications. 

Duties and Responsibilities:


The successful candidate for this position will have experience in:

  • Population genetics, bioinformatics techniques and establishment of analysis pipelines relevant to a human genomics research
  • Computational techniques coupled with a strong understanding of statistics and genomics
  • The role involves supporting projects in the lab to infer patterns of human evolution and demographic history from genetic variation data, applying population genetic principles to the analysis of complex traits and developing models for translation of genomic discovery to clinical healthcare management, more particularly in the context of the NIH funded NYCKidSeq project, which brings genomic sequencing tests to diverse families from the Bronx and Harlem
  • Opportunities will be available to analyze next-generation sequencing data from diverse populations. 
  • Please note: The position is available for 2 years and may be continued contingent on successful progress and available funding. The position is expected to start in Summer of 2018, though a specific start date is negotiable

  • MSc or equivalent in biology, genetics, computer science, statistics, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field and the ability to work well in collaborative environments
  •  5+ year of experience as a bioinformatics programmer in a population genomics laboratory is preferred
  • Familiarity with biobank structures, data quality control and Electronic Health Record data is desired
  • 5+ years of experience with statistical genetics, biomedical genomics, Mendelian and complex trait mapping and/or next-gen sequencing is a plus

Strength Through Diversity


The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.


We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 


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Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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