Postdoc/Bioinformatician, New York

Vacancy for Postdoc/Bioinformatician


Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences,

Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York


This is an exciting opportunity to join the laboratory of Dr. Andrew Sharp in the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York. Dr. Sharp’s group performs innovative genomic analyses of structural variation, epigenetics, and gene expression in an integrated environment combining experimental and bioinformatic approaches to human disease. I am seeking either a postdoctoral fellow or staff bioinformatics analyst who will be employed through several NIH-funded grants to the lab to primarily study imprinting and parent of origin effects in human disease. However, successful candidates will have opportunities to work on a variety of projects and gain exposure to many productive areas of research in human genetics. The research environment provides ample opportunities to work on both individual and team projects, with excellent publication prospects and opportunities for personal growth.


The ideal candidate will have strong statistical and programming proficiencies with proven expertise in genomic analysis, ideally including analysis of microarray and high-throughput sequencing data, association analysis, genome sequence analysis, experimental design and statistical analysis. Related experience in genomic analyses, knowledge of online tools and databases for genetic analyses, and experience in statistical analyses of large datasets is preferred.


Desired skills include experience in statistical genetics, R, BioConductor, Perl, with knowledge of QC and management of large genomic datasets generated by microarrays and high throughput sequencing. The right candidate will have strong organization and communication skills, with demonstrated ability to productively work as a member of a team. Strong verbal and written communication skills in English are required.


A competitive salary and excellent benefits package will be provided commensurate with experience.


To apply, please submit a CV and names and contact information of three references to:

Dr. Andrew Sharp; E-mail:



Mount Sinai School of Medicine is one of the premier research institutes in New York. Located in the Upper East side neighboring Central Park, The Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences comprises more than 80 faculty, including the Institute for Genomics and Multiscale Biology, chaired by Eric Schadt. The Sharp lab is housed in state-of-the-art new building, The Center for Science and Medicine, which was completed in Fall 2012.