Rockefeller University Bioinformatics Specialist II in New York, New York
Job Title Bioinformatics Specialist II
Laboratory / Department Laboratory of Molecular Biology
Research in the laboratory of molecular biology aims to identify the genes, circuits, cells, macromolecular assemblies and individual molecules that contribute to the function and dysfunction of the mammalian brain. Scientists in the laboratory of molecular biology have developed a suite of novel approaches based on the manipulation of bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) to investigate the histological and functional complexities of the mammalian brain in vivo and to understand how these mechanisms become dysfunctional in disease.
Our work focuses on understanding the changes that occur in the brain in Huntington's disease, our ultimate goal being the identification of novel strategies that will slow the progression of the disease. The Bioinformatics Specialist II will assist with this effort by being responsible for large-scale genomic data management. Will maintain accurate and complete records of all analysis projects and collaborate closely with experimental biologists to ensure efficient workflow. This is both a service position & opportunity to develop and/or utilize sophisticated approaches for data analysis.
Master's degree required; educational emphasis in bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics or related field preferred. Must have a minimum of 3-5 years of solid bioinformatics experience and familiarity with open source bioinformatics tools/databases, next generation sequence alignment for RNA-Seq, ATAC-Seq, bisulfite (BS)-seq, and oxBS-Seq experiments, quality assurance processes, and differential expression analysis/methods for data visualization. Fluency in R/python and experience with Unix required. Interest in new technologies/platforms to keep pace with rapid advances in sequencing technology encouraged.
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