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Bioinformatics Data Scientist

Rye Brook NY CBL Path, Inc

Job Functions, Duties, Responsibilities and Position Qualifications:

POSITION TITLE: Bioinformatics Data Scientist


Desire to work at the cutting-edge of the genetic testing industry, and seek to expand their skill-set in a collaborative and fast-paced environment. Adopt in developing and deploying computational applications that model and classify features in genetic data related to oncology, inherited disorders and improve clinical assay operations.



The Bioinformatics Data Scientist is responsible for developing, supporting maintaining next generation (NGS pipelines as well as, managing the Web application development, databases, and data engineering aspects in a Clinical / NGS Laboratory for the Sonic Healthcare USA (SHUSA) ThyroSeq Laboratory. This full FTE position is an on-site position at the SHUSA-ThyroSeq Laboratory (760 Westchester Avenue, Rye Brook, NY, 10573).


Communicate effectively and clearly highly technical results and methods to non-technical audience. Interact cross-functionally with multi-disciplinary teams (Management, Clinical, Wet lab, Dry lab, IT) in a high throughput CLIA/CAP setting. Experience in SQL to aggregate data from the databases such as PostgreSQL, MsSQL, MySQL, etc. High programming proficiency in scripting languages Python, shell/bash, R, and compiler language (C, C++, C#). Ability to identify and apply statistical methods for Data Analysis & Visualization to make sense of big data. Ability to  applying Data Engineering & Automation techniques in a Clinical / NGS Lab Solid background in software development on a Linux system and HPC environment. Maintain bioinformatics & clinical assay operations, implement updates. troubleshoot, and resolve daily bioinformatics tickets/issues/needs. Work on ways to automate manual processes and input/output throughout the workflow Work with instruments in the workflow, assist in connectivity and general troubleshooting. Understand NGS data analysis processes (Alignment/Variant Calling/Annotations/Interpretations of DNA and RNA variants and Gene Expression profiling) is a plus. Knowledgeable with front end web application development including dash board for analytical QC visualization will be a plus. Exposure to Django web framework will be a plus. Perform other duties as assigned. Maintain the diverse group’s harmony.

Department: Bioinformatics /ThyroSeq


  • Fluent with Python, R, shell/bash or similar programming languages & relational databases.
  • Working knowledge in Linux, Windows and Mac operating systems.


Advance degree holder, MS or Ph.D in a quantitative field such as Bioinformatics, Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science etc. with at least 3 years’ work experience in the same field


  • Strong communication skills.
  • Ability to solve practical problem in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Must be a detail-oriented self-starter who can organize and prioritize workload.
  • Strong background in statistics and mathematics.
  • Must be proficient in scripting languages such as Python, R, shell/bash etc.
  • Working knowledge of version control system such as git.
  • Basic knowledge of high-throughput sequencing and genetic testing preferred. Must be able to work well with variety of laboratory personnel. 
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Familiarity with laboratory processes, policies, goals, and objectives.
  • Ability to set and meet deadlines with high quality work.

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CBL Path, Inc.

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