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New York Genome Center

Software Developer & Lab Manager, Gürsoy Lab 

New York, NY

Position Description

The Gürsoy Lab is looking for an innovative and organized developer to manage the computational work in the lab. As a Software Developer & Lab Manager you will design efficient algorithms and develop reproducible software for the research projects that are driven by other members of the lab with an opportunity to design your own research projects and papers if desired. You will work closely with the Principal Investigator (“PI”) and other lab members, and you will interface regularly with collaborators inside and outside of NYGC and Columbia University.

Job duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Manage the daily operations of the lab with a high degree of independence; including overseeing timely orders of computational supplies, maintaining and operating computational infrastructure, lab’s high-performance computing (“HPC”) and cloud computing accounts, lab’s website and private webspace, lab’s github account, and coordinating collaborative work with other researchers and service providers;
  • Design research projects together with the PI and other lab members, plan and conduct software design and development as a result of these projects, and deploy the software in a reproducible manner to the cloud computing infrastructure;
  • Keep up to date on current research, and test and develop new algorithmic advances and methods;
  • Present results in lab meetings and at conferences, and prepare and contribute to manuscripts;
  • Maintain impeccable records and inventory of data and resources in the lab.

Position Requirements

  • Ph.D in Computer Science, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics or equivalent required, or an M.S. degree with at least 3 years of software engineering experience; or a B.S. degree with at least 5 years of software engineering experience.
  • Proficiency in C/C++ and familiarity with Python are required;
  • Background in privacy-preserving computation (SMC, Homomorphic Encryption, SGX, etc.) is preferred;
  • Familiarity with basics of genetics is preferred;
  • Excellent organization and communication skills are essential, along with a high degree of independence and flexibility; and,
  • The ability and interest to interact with other members of the research group are required.
  • This position is not eligible for visa sponsorship or relocation assistance.

Interested candidates should send a CV with a link to previous coding projects (github, bitbucket or any other repository), and the name and the contact info of a reference to gamze.gursoy at gmail.com

New York Genome Center & Columbia University

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Gürsoy Lab 

New York, NY

Position Description

The Gürsoy Lab is looking for an innovative and motivated postdoctoral research associate interested in developing privacy-preserving software, file formats, and pipelines that enable broad sharing and analysis of sensitive genotypic and phenotypic data in public servers. In addition to designing your own research and papers, there will be opportunities validating and benchmarking your tools on newly generated data in the lab and mentoring graduate and undergraduate students from Columbia University. You will work closely with the PI on curating your research program and potential fellowship and grant applications. You will interface regularly with collaborators inside and outside of NYGC and Columbia University.

Position Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science, Computational Biology and Bioinformatics, or equivalent;
  • Proficiency in programming (C/C++, Java, Python) is required;
  • Background in genomic privacy and/or privacy-preserving computation (SMC, Homomorphic Encryption, SGX, etc) is preferred;
  • Familiarity with analyzing omics data is preferred;
  • Familiarity with molecular biology and genetics is preferred;
  • Excellent organization and communication skills are essential, along with a high degree of independence and flexibility required; and,
  • The ability and interest to interact with other members of the research group are required.

Interested candidates should send a A CV, a brief research statement to gamze.gursoy at gmail.com, and have 2 recommenders to send their letters directly to gamze.gursoy at gmail.com.