The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYCDOHMH), Bureau of Public Health Laboratory (PHL) is seeking to hire a qualified City Research Scientist IV-A to serve as the Chief of Bioinformatics. The mission of the Public Health Laboratory is to safeguard the health all New York City residents by providing quality laboratory testing services that address the needs of the NYC DOHMH and its community partners to prevent and respond to food, clinical and environmental public health concerns. This position will supervise staff and oversee bioinformatics activities at PHL and coordinate 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.
DUTIES WILL INCLUDE BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO:
-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 results.
-Effectively train staff on bioinformatics procedures.
-Oversee 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 bioinformatics activities with intra- and inter-agency partners.
-Actively participate in monitoring regulatory requirements and maintain quality assurance of laboratory operations.
-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.
Minimum Qual Requirements
To be appointed to Assignment Level II and above, candidates must have: 1. A doctorate degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and one year of full-time experience in a responsible supervisory, administrative or research capacity in the appropriate field of specialization; or 2. A master's degree from an accredited college or university with specialization in an appropriate field of physical, biological, environmental or social science and three years of responsible full-time research experience in the appropriate field of specialization; or 3. Education and/or experience which is equivalent to "1" or "2" above. However, all candidates must have at least a master's degree in an appropriate field of specialization and at least two years of experience described in "2" above. Two years as a City Research Scientist Level I can be substituted for the experience required in "1" and "2" above.
NOTE: Probationary Period Appointments to this position are subject to a minimum probationary period of one year.
Experience with common tools for Next Generation Sequencing Analysis (NGSA), including reference based analysis and de novo sequencing analysis (knowledge of open source and commercial microbial NGS analysis pipelines) and genome annotation
A PhD degree in the biological sciences with extensive experience in the technical and administrative operations of a Clinical or Public Health Laboratory
Strong analytical and organizational skills; Excellent oral, inter-personal and written communication skills.
Apply online with a cover letter to https://a127-jobs.nyc.gov/. In the Job ID search bar, enter: job ID #: 424875.
We appreciate the interest and thank all applicants who apply, but only those candidates under consideration will be contacted.
The NYC Health Department is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse and culturally responsive workforce. We strongly encourage people of color, people with disabilities, veterans, women, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender and gender non-conforming persons to apply.
All applicants will be considered without regard to actual or perceived race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, age, prior record of arrest; or any other basis prohibited by law.
New York City residency is generally required within 90 days of appointment. However, City Employees in certain titles who have worked for the City for 2 continuous years may also be eligible to reside in Nassau, Suffolk, Putnam, Westchester, Rockland, or Orange County. To determine if the residency requirement applies to you, please discuss with the agency representative at the time of interview.
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