University of Massachusetts Medical School

Bioinformatician Sr.

Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
Job Location 1 month ago(4/16/2024 12:19 PM)
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Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Senior 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.



  • Lead the design and implementation of reusable bioinformatics analysis pipelines for processing next-generation sequencing, microarray, genomics, proteomics and chemogenomics data. Ensure pipelines meet end-user needs and project timelines
  • Independently initiate and manage research collaborations. Work 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
  • Participate in the oral presentation of all project findings and abstracts including participation in periodic project status meetings and presentation of final project deliverables.
  • Properly document the procedures used in computational analysis and provide summary report of results suitable for inclusion in manuscript and grant applications
  • Closely follow the latest development in high-through technologies, pioneer in bioinformatics analysis on novel datasets and facilitate sharing of knowledge and best practices
  • Independently develop novel algorithms and bioinformatics applications when existing software packages are not available or adequate
  • Prepare scientific manuscripts and abstracts including primary authorship of bioinformatics research papers
  • Organize bioinformatics training and workshops for analysis pipelines and in-house developed software applications
  • Liaison with Information System department to ensure high performance computing needs for research are properly addressed
  • Mentor rotation and summer internship students and junior members in the group
  • Perform other duties as required.



  • Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or related computational discipline
  • 3-5 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 preferred
  • Strong communication skills, both the oral and written necessary to interact with a wide range of individuals
  • Highly self-motivated and demonstrated ability to manage internal and external collaborations


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