University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Bioinformatician II

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 3 weeks ago(11/26/2019 2:58 PM)
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    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 solely computational. 



    • Establish general bioinformatics resources for day-to-day use by members of the laboratory.
    • In collaboration with a member of the faculty, generate customized programming solutions to improve user interaction with available bioinformatics resources
    • Implement and adapt programs for microarray analysis, high-throughput sequencing data analysis, cis regulatory motif identification, and multi-genome protein motif searches.
    • Independently develop, implement and maintain custom designed computational solutions relevant for ongoing lab-based projects.
    • Independently develop, implement and maintain computational methods for meta-analysis of data generated in the lab as well as publicly available data.
    • Independently execute a scientific computational project (e.g. a project that can result in a first author publication)
    • Supervise entry level bioinformaticians.
    • 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



    • BS in computer science, or equivalent experience
    • 2 years of experience in relevant setting
    • Co-authorships on peer-reviewed publications are strongly suggested but not required
    • 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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