Junior Research Scientist - Bioinformatics and data analyst at NYU College of Dentistry
The Saxena Lab at the New York University at College of Dentistry is looking for a highly motivated, detail-oriented individual to join in our efforts to study human microbiome. As a Junior Research Scientist Bioinformatics Analyst or Data Manager you will be responsible for the analysis and interpretation of next-generation sequencing (NGS) data, originating from patient samples as well as experimental modeling of microbiome.
Participates in the development of new protocols, prospective databases and tools to facilitate data collection as required for specific projects (calendars, schedules, tracking logs). Collaborates with the research team and research administration, as needed, to ensure that research subjects are treated in accordance with all mandated requirements. Ensures that standards regarding subject registration, protocol specific tests, and required documentation are adhered to. Prioritizes and schedules work activities to ensure that workflow is controlled and meets the need of the department. Communicates and maintains institutional/departmental policies, standard operating procedures, quality standards, improvement initiatives and external legal regulations/regulatory requirements.
Analyze sequencing data using established pipelines;
Develop and benchmark new tools for sequencing data analysis applying machine learning to human microbiome;
Assist and collaborate with internal and external researchers in interpretation of sequencing data.
Maintains and enhances professional growth through participation in seminars, professional affiliations, and internal training sessions to keep abreast of trends in the field of research data management.
MS degree in bioinformatics, Computer science, Master in Clinical Research, Public health or Health management or equivalent exposure;
Preference may be given to dual degree with BDS/DDS/MS/PhD
Demonstrated exposure to NGS data analysis;
Some programming skills in R, Python, Perl, BASH, TensorFlow or similar;
Experience in statistics and data management;
Team oriented with excellent written and verbal communication skills.
The qualified candidate has the ability to communicate in an effective manner with management, clinical staff, external sponsors and patients at NYUCD or NYU School of Medicine.
About NYU College of Dentistry
Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.