University of Massachusetts Medical School

Bioinformatician - Sourcing Requisition

Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
Job Location 2 years ago(2/27/2019 12:04 PM)
Requisition Number
2019-32451
# of Openings
1
Posted Date
Day
Shift
Exempt

Overview

This requisition is being used as a sourcing tool and does not have an open vacancy. Your application to this req will add you to a pool of candidates for potential future openings. We still encourage you to apply directly to positions you feel best meet your background, as this will not replace your application for other openings. We welcome applications from all levels of Bioinformaticians and for all our locations (Shrewsbury, Worcester, Charlestown, etc).

 

Example of a grade 72 Bioinformatician job description:

 

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the direction of a member of the faculty, the Bioinformatician is responsible for the design, development, evaluation and iterative modification of a technical infrastructure to expedite the quantitative evaluation of data resulting from studies that are laboratory based.  The position will entail the establishment and maintenance of applicable in-house bioinformatics resources and interaction with individual lab members on customized research projects, as well independent projects that are the solely computational.   

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish general bioinformatics resources for day-to-day use by members of the laboratory
  • In collaboration with a faculty member, generate customized programming solutions to improve user interaction with available bioinformatics resources
  • Assist in the implementation of programs for microarray analysis, high-throughput sequencing data analysis, cis regulatory motif identification, and multi-genome protein motif searches
  • Local establishment and customization of model organism genomic databases and tools for batch sequence analysis utilizing these resources
  • Interpret and present study results in support of laboratory members
  • Provide tabular and written summaries of approaches and analyses in a form suitable for inclusion in manuscripts or grant applications, as well as media for presentation at scientific meetings
  • Develop and implement custom bioinformatics programming solutions in collaboration with lab as necessary
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other research computing expertise at the Medical School as necessary
  • Participate in conference calls and data management meetings as needed
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in computer science or a related discipline.   Previous work experience desired, but not required; candidates with advanced degrees will be considered.
  • Strong background in statistical methodology, software languages and computer systems (Perl, C++, R, MySQL, etc.)
  • Experience in writing basic search algorithms and the ability to generate new algorithms and programs for custom data manipulation and analysis
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a wide range of individuals

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