Data Scientist/Bioinformatician - Scientific Computing
New York, New York
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
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Data Scientist / Bioinformatician Needed to to Lead Open Science Initiative.
A position is available for an individual with skills in data science,
bioinformatics and software engineering to play the key role in running and
managing the Mount Sinai Data Commons – known as the Data Ark.
The Data Ark team brings together all the most important data sets used by
Sinai researchers (e.g. 1000G, GTEx, UK Biobank) in a single location on our
HPC server (minvera.org), performs QA/QC processing of the data, conducts
initial demographics analyses to showcase the different data sets, and will be
tasked with expanding the data commons to host a large range of different data
sets of different types (genotype, WES, WGS, RNA-seq, EHR-linked, imaging
etc.), which will come with their own computational and platform challenges.
The Data Ark will manage, process and combine data in ways that optimize the
accuracy, power and generalizability of science performed at Mount Sinai. By
ensuring that Sinai investigators perform science on the same large data
resource, the Data Ark should enhance collaboration and advance the pace of
scientific advances made at Mount Sinai. We consider this a critical
initiative for our institute and hope that it can act as a template for how
open, big data science can be operationalized at an institute level. Specific
job duties are outlined below.
Manage the Data Ark server space, creating an efficient file structure and
providing user-access according to the specific restrictions of the
different data sets
Survey the Mount Sinai community to prioritize data sets for uploading to
the Data Ark
Perform quality assurance and quality control on the data sets so that
they are “analysis-ready” for the vast majority of user cases
Perform demographic data analyses to showcase the characteristics of
specific data sets to convey the benefits of using the different data sets
Manage the Data Ark website and its growing content
Contribute to the expansion of the Data Ark to different data types and to
facilitating the linkage between different data sources (e.g. genetic,
Performs other related duties as assigned
The post holder will have a highly quantitative, computational background
and be extremely familiar with managing, processing and analyzing large
complex data sets of different types.
Bachelor's in Computer Science, Science or related field
The post holder will have strong skills and experience working in a Unix-
based environmental, ideally involving the management of server space, and
an excellent understanding big data science, preferably having performed
research projects on large complex data.
The ability to communicate clearly and present the structure and content
of the data commons as it develops in the future will be critical, given
the wide spectrum of investigators at Mount Sinai who will interact with
The post holder should be able to work extremely well on their own and
have the initiative and vision to take the Data Ark forwards in ways that
will most empower science and medical advances at Mount Sinai
.For details on the institute: https:// datascience.icahn.mssm.edu
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