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 qualified Computer Specialist. This position will supervise staff and participate in computer science activities that support Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) of SARS-CoV-2 and other emerging pathogens at PHL and coordinating these activities with external and internal partners. This is an excellent opportunity to join our team and continue to make history at the world's first municipal public health laboratory.
• Perform high-level supervisory functions in laboratory setting such as advising staff of
appropriate methods and techniques, oversee the work of personnel to ensure accurate
• Assist with improving, enhancing, and installing genomic sequencing pipelines software on
• Create systems to automate curation of genomic metadata and demographic data associated
with specimen that have been sequenced
• Improve quality control systems and automate processes
• Develop data visualization dashboards and front-end user interface to process data
• Contribute to the development of technical and standard operating procedure documentations
• Test new or updated bioinformatics software and tools. Perform validation and quality
• Train users to operate bioinformatics pipelines and tools that are developed by the
• Participate in the design and implementation of bioinformatics tools and methods
• Design and participate in Next Generation Sequencing Analysis research studies and
supervise staff in conducting research projects
• Represent the agency in meetings and conferences
• Coordinate WGS activities with intra- and inter-agency partners
• Draft and approve written protocols (SOPs)
• Maintain accurate records of methods and software tools design
• Write original manuscripts for publication based on data analyses and product development