Data Science Analyst, Computational Biology - Genetics Research

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.


The Icahn Institute for Genomics & Multiscale Biology is looking for talented data scientists with the responsibilities and qualifications listed below. At the Icahn Institute, our vision is to transform biomedical research and healthcare delivery into a data-driven, evidence-based, patient-tailored discipline. The Icahn Institute was founded in 2011 to help advance precision medicine with cutting-edge technologies, novel partnerships between the public and private sectors, and world class computational and analytical resources. By maximally leveraging information from patients around the world, we deliver premier precision care optimized for each patient, while discovering breakthrough, next-generation treatments through insights derived from cutting-edge analytics applied to unprecedented amounts of patient-derived data. We promote a core set of values – designed to promote our future vision of team-oriented, data driven global biomedical research: 1) Do good for the patient, 2) Simplify, 3) Share openly, 4) Focus, 5) Synergize, 6) Contributions, not politics, and 7) Deliver.   

Role & Responsibilities:

Data Scientists at Mount Sinai work with clinicians, researchers, and engineers to extract value from data. Effective data science is critical to the success of our research efforts and clinical translation, ensuring we make correct inferences from the vast wealth of biomedical data generated at Mount Sinai and across the world.

Data Scientists may work on many of the cutting-edge research areas at Mount Sinai, including:

  • Analysis of high throughput genomic, transcriptomic, epigenetic, proteomic, and other omics data in healthy and disease states
  • Analysis of multiscale single cell omics data to perform multi-tissue cellular de novo taxonomy in healthy and disease states
  • Scalable machine learning approaches to network and predictive models of biological processes
  • Medical record mining using large-scale electronic health record biobanks.

The ideal candidate will have strong analytical and programming proficiencies and proven expertise in high-dimensional data analysis. Specific duties are listed below.

  • Apply computational techniques to analyze large-scale biomedical datasets.
  • Develop and maintain genetic, genomic, and biological databases to annotate and interpret human genome data
  • Create data-driven models and data visualizations for clinical and research work
  • Perform rigorous and reproducible data analyses
  • Develop projects and work independently on a variety of data analysis projects
  • Learn and use bioinformatics tools for processing and analysis of large datasets
  • Identify and resolve technical issues and propose upgrades to current software
  • Participate in the preparation of manuscripts, grants, and presentations
  • Other technical and leadership duties as assigned and commensurate with experience and skills
  • Masters, or Ph.D. in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Genetics, or other relevant quantitative discipline
  • Good organization and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to productively work as a member of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required
  • Experience in data science, machine learning, statistical modeling, genomic analysis, or other relevant analytical field
  • Experience in programming environments such as R, Matlab, SAS, Stata, Python/Jupyter
  • Working experience with genetics or statistics analysis software and online resources or other biomedical data analysis is a plus
  • Track record of delivering complex scientific projects through high impact factor publications
  • Knowledge and experience with software engineering best practices such as: version control, code review, unit/regression testing, continuous development/continuous integration
 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. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

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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