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Job Req ID:  42558


General Summary/Purpose


Under supervision of faculty members or a Principal Bioinformatician , the Bioinformatician will work with investigators to tailor innovative sequencing approaches to their experiments and take each experiment from sequencing through analysis.


Specific Duties & Responsibilities


Use Linux, scripting languages, programming languages, and R to independently carry out bioinformatics/computational analyses and interpretation of complex, cutting-edge, high-dimensional genomic data sets generated by next generation sequencing instruments.  Determine, research, and implement appropriate methodologic procedures for biologically informed, statistically and computationally driven analysis of high-dimensional data.  Implement cutting-edge analytical methods and algorithms to delivery high quality analysis results.  Communicate analytical results and details of computational analyses to faculty directors and collaborating investigators, creating scripts to generate reports for projects.  Develop and document best practices for next generation sequencing analysis.  Work with SKCCC Systems Administrators to maintain and update computer clusters, including computing and storage clusters.  Develop and maintain cloud based computing systems as well as assist in maintaining the Linux computing cluster that supports sequencing data analysis.  In performing duties, collaborate with the faculty that submit projects to the NGSC or to other high-throughput facilities.   Use Linux, Perl/Python, and R scripts to support multiple projects simultaneously and deliver results in a timely manner.  Keep up-to-date with published literature and new developments and technologies that will advance the mission of the GI Oncology faculty.  Perform other related duties as assigned. 


Supervision of Others: NA


Minimum Qualifications


Masters degree in bioinformatics, biostatistics, computer sciences, related field

Minimum of 1 years of related experience required


Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


 Expert knowledge of a programming language (such as Java, C or C++);

A scripting language (such as Perl or Python);

A statistical language (such as R); and Linux or UNIX



Classified Title: Biostatistician 
Working Title: Bioinformatician  ​​​​​
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD 
Starting Salary Range: $52,495 - $72,210; Commensurate with experience
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday, 8:30am- 5:00pm; Up to 37.5 hrs/week 
Exempt Status: Exempt  
Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus 
Department name: 10002940-Cancer Immunology/GI Clinical Research 
Personnel area: School of Medicine


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