Bioinformatics - Senior Bioinformatics Analyst

Date Created: August 12, 2020 - 3:35pm

Position Summary

Leads the development, testing and maintenance of analytical pipelines used to support genomic testing based on whole exome sequencing and other tests within the lab of world-renowned computational biologist Olivier Elemento, Ph.D.


Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for biostatistical analysis and data interpretation for large data sets. Performs genomic analyses including mutation analyses, integrates datasets and generates figures summarizing results and key findings.
  • Implements pipelines for detecting and annotating mutations from single patient, whole-exome sequencing datasets.
  • Implements primary processing pipeline and quality control; runs pipeline(s) on all new samples.
  • Implements procedures for disaster recovery and resuming failed jobs.
  • Works closely with bioinformatics team(s) to define specifications for information systems, relational datasets, and sequencing analysis.
  • Develops novel algorithms and tools for high throughput data analysis.
  • Explores new computing platforms, performs benchmarking and implements data sharing.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


Bachelor’s Degree in related field


  • B.S. in molecular biology, genetics, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering or computer science desired. MS or PhD in systems biology, bioinformatics or computer biology is highly desired.
  • Approximately 3 years of related experience.
  • Bioinformatics analysis expertise as demonstrated by multiple published papers.
  • Excellent programming expertise in at least one of the following languages: C, C++, Java or Python.
  • Experience in biology and/or cancer biology is preferred.
  • Experience working in an academic environment is highly desired. 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Previous experience in designing and building bioinformatics workflows preferred.
  • Previous experience analyzing and summarizing genomic datasets preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Excellent understanding of biology and biomedicine.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision.

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Weill Cornell Medicine Elemento Lab 413 E 69th St., Room 1404 New York, NY 10021 Phone: (646) 962-7604