University of Massachusetts Medical School

Bioinformatician III

US-MA-Worcester
22 minutes ago(1/17/2018 4:20 PM)
Requisition Number
2017-30071
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Exempt

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Under the general direction of a member of the faculty or designee, the Bioinformatician III is responsible for developing novel algorithms and scientific software applications as well as providing bioinformatics data analysis support for research projects.

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and implement reusable bioinformatics analysis pipelines for processing next-generation sequencing, microarray, genomics, proteomics and chemogenomics data
  • Integrate computational methods/pipelines with high performance computing clusters
  • Collaborate closely with PIs and their lab members on research projects including defining the scope of the collaboration, researching on the scientific topics and implementing the appropriate bioinformatics solutions that meet timelines
  • Participates in the oral presentation of all project findings and abstracts including participation in periodic project status meetings and presentation of final project deliverables.
  • Develop rapid prototypes and custom scripts for one-off type of analysis requests
  • Develop novel algorithms and integrated data visualization applications when existing software packages are not available or adequate
  • Properly document the procedures used in computational analysis and provide summary report of results suitable for inclusion in manuscript and grant applications
  • Local establishment and customization of genomic, proteomics databases and provide batch analysis utilities that make use of these resources
  • Develop custom databases and web portals for managing raw and processed experimental data
  • Provide bioinformatics training and workshops for analysis pipelines and in-house developed software applications
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, information technology professionals, and interdepartmental project teams.
  • Perform other duties as required.

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master's degree in Computer Science, a related computational discipline, or equivalent experience
  • 2 years bioinformatics-related research experience
  • Proven research record such as co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications required
  • Strong background in programming. Fluent in one programming language (Java or C/C++) and one scripting language (shell, Perl or Python)
  • Knowledge in biostatistics packages (R or Matlab) and SQL queries are strongly suggested
  • Strong communication skills, both the oral and written necessary to interact with a wide range of individuals

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Diabetes Center seeks a Bioinformatics expert to join a multidisciplinary team of experts working on the etiology of type 1 Diabetes. The bioinformatician will lead the integrative analysis of a pancreatic data including large panels of bulk and single cell RNA sequencing from both human and animal model pancreas, etc. The primary responsibility of the bioinformatician is to use this diverse data to seek biomarkers, dysregulated pathways, etc.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

The position seeks for a highly energetic individual that thrives in a highly dynamic research environment. That will be willing to help programming robotic equipment to enable automated sample handling or help improve microfluidic device user interfaces whenever critical to research objectives.

 

Strong candidates will have:

  • Master or PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, physics or a related field
  • At least one or two years of experience using computational analysis to make biological discoveries
  • Experience analyzing large sequence data sets
  • Experience building bioinformatics pipelines
  • Comfortable in Unix
  • Comfortable with statistical analysis including hypothesis testing and statistical data modeling

Additional Information

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Diabetes Center seeks a Bioinformatics expert to join a multidisciplinary team of experts working on the etiology of type 1 Diabetes. The bioinformatician will lead the integrative analysis of a pancreatic data including large panels of bulk and single cell RNA sequencing from both human and animal model pancreas, etc. The primary responsibility of the bioinformatician is to use this diverse data to seek biomarkers, dysregulated pathways, etc.

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

 

The position seeks for a highly energetic individual that thrives in a highly dynamic research environment. That will be willing to help programming robotic equipment to enable automated sample handling or help improve microfluidic device user interfaces whenever critical to research objectives.

 

Strong candidates will:

  • have a Master or PhD in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, mathematics, physics or a related field
  • have at least one or two years of experience using computational analysis to make biological discoveries
  • have experience analyzing large sequence data sets
  • have experience building bioinformatics pipelines
  • be comfortable in Unix
  • Is comfortable with statistical analysis including hypothesis testing and statistical data modeling

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