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Sr. Research Scientist, Human Genetics Analysis

NYU Langone Health
New York, Iowa, US
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
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NYU Grossman School of Medicine is one of the nation's top-ranked medical schools. For 175 years, NYU Grossman School of Medicine has trained thousands of physicians and scientists who have helped to shape the course of medical history and enrich the lives of countless people. An integral part of NYU Langone Health, the Grossman School of Medicine at its core is committed to improving the human condition through medical education, scientific research, and direct patient care. For more information, go to , and interact with us on LinkedIn , Glassdoor , Indeed , Facebook , Twitter and Instagram .

Position Summary:

We have an exciting opportunity to join our team as a Sr. Research Scientist.

The Center for Human Genetics & Genomics at the NYU Grossman School of Medicine invites applications for the position of Sr. Research Scientist who is to direct a unit on Human Genetics Analysis.

This individual will be responsible for enabling our faculty to perform expert human genetic and genomic analysis, including: (1) design of family-based and population-based genetic studies; (2) genome-wide association studies (GWAS); (3) whole exome and genome sequence analysis and interpretation; and, (4) instruction on the use of relevant human genetics databases. The successful individual is expected to have a PhD degree and experience in the areas of bioinformatics, population genetics and human disease analysis.

The unit will be part of the Center for Human Genetics & Genomics (Aravinda Chakravarti: Director) which is focused on developing a new science of human genetics, using statistical, computational, experimental and clinical approaches to unravel the molecular basis of Mendelian and complex disease. The Center and its units occupies new space, is designed to foster highly innovative and collaborative research, and operates side-by side with the Institute for Systems Genetics, the Institute for Computational Medicine and the many clinical departments within the vibrant biomedical research environment at NYU Langone Health.

There will be opportunities for interactions with the active human genetics community in New York City. The individual should have demonstrated capabilities in computational analysis, collaboration and communication. We are seeking colleagues with creative ideas that will enable human genetic studies in large-scale.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Demonstrates knowledge of the organization's core values and their incorporation into the performance of duties.
  • Initiates, interprets, organizes, executes, and coordinates research assignments critical to the Center's mission.
  • Makes decisions and recommendations on projects requiring genetic/genomic analyses.
  • Responsible for data quality control and compliance.
  • Incorporates new computational advances into practice.
  • Ensures timely and accurate completion of research projects.
  • Develops new ideas and exercises a high degree of creativity, foresight, and mature judgment in planning, organizing, and guiding research programs with genetic analyses.
  • Participates in grant writing of proposals.
  • May supervise Post Docs and technicians who work in this unit.
  • Maintains a thorough knowledge of the advances in computational genetyoics and genomics through attendance of scientific conferences.
  • May serve on internal committees to help further goals of research projects and bring new expertise to the research program.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD and 3 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Substantial experience from having completed Post Doc training. Established a record of publications

Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine provides its staff with far more than just a place to work. Rather, we are an institution you can be proud of, an institution where you'll feel good about devoting your time and your talents.

NYU Grossman School of Medicine is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender dysphoria, national origin, age, religion, disability, military and veteran status, marital or parental status, citizenship status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision. We require applications to be completed online.
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