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New York Genome Center


Computational Biologist


New York, NY
ID: 707-105

The Sanjana Lab at the New York Genome Center is looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Computational Biologist to work within a creative and dynamic research team of scientists, bioengineers, and life science entrepreneurs. 

Our team works on diverse projects that span genomics, bioengineering, cancer biology and neuroscience. We focus on developing new genome engineering technologies to understand gene regulation, development, tumor biology and genetic drivers of disease. Recent work from the group includes in vivo and RNA-targeting CRISPR screens, pairing CRISPR perturbations with multi omic single-cell readouts, engineering T cell therapies and precise genome editors, and uncovering regulatory elements in the human noncoding genome. 

We are looking for someone with computational expertise to join our team, work in a collaborative environment, and perform research related to single-cell multiomics and functional genomics. 

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Plan, execute and troubleshoot complex bioinformatic pipelines both independently and in collaboration with colleagues; 
  • Assist in data analysis and interpretation for diverse research projects;
  • Manage computational resources (code and hardware) for the lab;
  • Consult with scientific literature and other scientists as needed to better understand scientific experiments and problems, and propose solutions to emerging problems; and
  • Record and communicate findings accurately and professionally. 

Position requirements:

    • BS or MS in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Biology or related field and demonstrated experience in NGS data analysis or single cell genomics.
    • Expertise in bioinformatics and programming (eg. R, Python, and Bash)
    • Previous experience with independent thinking and experience working on scientific projects.
    • Ability to independently analyze data.
    • Motivation, scientific curiosity and commitment to work in a dynamic and highly productive working environment.

Salary & Benefits

The salary range for this position is $65,000 - 85,000 per year. Base pay offered may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. 

In addition, NYGC offers a full range of medical, financial, and other benefits as well as generous time off. This includes Medical/Dental/Vision for employees & dependent(s); Vacation, Holidays, Sick, and Other Leave, including a paid winter break; a 401(k) match; Life Insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; employee Tuition Reimbursement; flexible schedules and telework options for some positions; an Employee Assistance Program; and much more.


  • Technical and Professional Skills: Consistently demonstrates skills and knowledge relevant for current role; strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and professional skills; works with a high level of integrity; exhibits focus and discipline; appropriately prioritizes, manages expectations and delivers on commitments.
  • Collaborative & Communicative: Models collaboration and teamwork; brings out the best in others; effectively works with all levels, internally and externally; respects and embraces diversity of perspective; communicates clearly and listens carefully; uses good judgment as to what to communicate and when to do so.
  • Adaptable & Innovative: Adaptable and embraces change; develops new insights and pursues improvements and efficiency; fosters exchange of new ideas and willing to challenge the status quo; takes initiative and is solution-oriented; engages in work with passion and curiosity.

Work Flexibility

NYGC has established a flexible work policy to give employees and other staff more ability to balance their work, personal commitments, and commuting challenges. The incumbent in this position is eligible for a flexible work schedule with supervisory approval. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required.

About the New York Genome Center

The New York Genome Center (NYGC) is an independent, nonprofit, academic research organization dedicated to advancing genomic research. NYGC scientists and staff are furthering new approaches to diagnosing and treating neurological diseases and cancer through their unique capabilities in whole genome sequencing, RNA sequencing, state-of-the art analytics, and the development of genomic tools. NYGC concentrates specifically on disease-based research in the following areas: neuropsychiatric disease (autism, schizophrenia, bipolar); neurodegenerative disease (ALS, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Huntington’s), and cancer.

Located in Lower Manhattan, the New York Genome Center was founded by and remains closely affiliated with twelve leading academic medical centers and research universities in the New York region and beyond, engaging in research projects with and for these institutions. Essential to our collaborative work is an outstanding faculty, whose members typically hold a joint appointment at NYGC and a partner university. They support our scientific mission by conducting independent research in areas of mutual interest to us and the wider scientific community. 

Equal Opportunity

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to the core mission at the NYGC. We strive to create a workplace environment that is welcoming and fair to all regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical ability, or religion. We believe that when people of various backgrounds, life experiences, and perspectives work together in an inclusive and equitable environment we gain new and valuable perspectives that otherwise would have been missed. Valuing and supporting all NYGC employees as individuals while helping them realize their full potential is critical to promoting greater collaboration, innovation, and discovery – fostering a sense of belonging for our greatest strength, our people. We recognize that there is still work to be done that will require sustained commitment from the entire organization. 

The New York Genome Center is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic predisposition or carrier status, protected veteran or military status, domestic violence victim status, partnership status, caregiver status, alienage or citizenship status, marital status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The New York Genome Center takes affirmative action in support of its policy to hire and advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

FLSA Status – Exempt


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