The Fund for Public Health in New York City (FPHNYC) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is dedicated to the advancement of the health and well-being of all New Yorkers. To this end, in partnership with the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH), FPHNYC incubates innovative public health initiatives implemented by DOHMH to advance community health throughout the city. It facilitates partnerships, often new and unconventional, between government and the private sector to develop, test, and launch new initiatives. These collaborations speed the execution of demonstration projects, effect expansion of successful pilot programs, and support rapid implementation to meet the public health needs of individuals, families, and communities across New York City.
The mission of the Public Health Laboratory (PHL) is to ensure the health of all New York City (NYC) residents by providing quality laboratory testing services which address the needs of the NYC DOHMH and its community partners as they respond to clinical and environmental public health concerns.
PHL is seeking to hire a Bioinformatics Research Assistant who is currently enrolled in Masters or PhD Bioinformatics degree program at an accredited university. The Bioinformatics Research Assistant will join the Bioinformatics team to assist in development of bioinformatics pipelines and analyze pathogen genomics data for public health surveillance of infectious diseases circulating in New York City. This is a full-time position for a minimum of 35 hours per week.
* Assist in WGS analysis on pathogen genomics data for variant detection and infectious disease surveillance
* Design and implement bioinformatics tools and pipelines
* Conduct genomic analysis for genomic sequencing analysis research studies
* Attend agency in meetings and conferences
* Perform quality assurance and quality control analysis of bioinformatics systems and workflows
* Method selection using comparative analysis and benchmarking of available tools
* Draft standard of operating procedures (SOPs)
* Maintain accurate records of methods and software tools design
* Draft reports for investigations or original manuscripts for publication based on analysis results or product development