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Associate Data Engineer

New York Stem Cell Foundation Research Institute

Job Description

The New York Stem Cell Foundation (NYSCF) Research Institute is a growing and successful nonprofit whose mission is to accelerate cures through stem cell research. 

NYSCF is seeking an Associate Data Engineer who will be responsible for building custom pipelines to ingest and process biological data generated by teams within the NYSCF Research Institute.  You should be a skilled data engineer who has knowledge and experience in working with large datasets and data mining in Python and wide experience with databases including SQL. You will report directly to the Principal Scientist, Data Science. 

What you'll do

  • Develop, deploy, and document software that supports the analysis, annotation, and quality control pipelines for data
  • Work with both data science and software engineering teams, as well as end user biologists, on requirements for processing, analyzing, and generate appropriate logs and reports of data 
  • Process and analyze large datasets of microscopy images
  • Perform image processing for data standardization, quality control, characterization and feature extraction
  • Develop and implement novel data visualization strategies to summarize results and QC features
  • Ingest data from screens and process it to look for first impressions, outliers and nuances
  • Optimize the pipelines to be operated on different clusters and virtual machines

What we're looking for

  • B.S. or M.S. computer science, engineering, data science, mathematica
  • Experience with statistical analysis and basic machine learning modeling
  • Strong experience programming in Python 
  • Strong database experience including languages such as SQL
  • Familiarity with Python libraries for data framing and visualization (eg Pandas, Seaborn, pyplot)
  • Familiarity with cloud computing infrastructures on AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, etc.
  • Familiarity with GPU programming and resource optimization and parallel computing
  • Experience with Git repository systems
  • Level will be commensurate with experience

What we'd love for you to have but is not required

  • Knowledge of image processing techniques
  • Experience with microscopy images and fluorescence images
  • We offer all full-time employees a comprehensive benefits package that goes into effect on the first of the month following your start date.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and complete the required employment eligibility verification upon hire. The position is located onsite on a full-time basis at our location in Manhattan. 

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Job Location
New York City
Additional Job Details
Employment Type:
Full Time