• Bioinformatics Analyst III (Genetics)

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    Center for Applied Bioinformatics
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  • Overview

    The Center for Applied Bioinformatics (CAB) is looking for a highly motivated and creative individual to join our Genetics Group. As a Bioinformatics Analyst III, your responsibilities will involve running routine genetics pipelines and developing new, faster and more efficient pipelines under the direction of Dr. Evadnie Rampersaud (Genetics Group Lead). We are seeking candidates with expertise in computer science, and related programming fields. Knowledge and training in computational biology, genetics, or molecular biology is useful. In this position you will be part of a fast pace group working with leading clinical and research scientist on key projects including focus on cancer epidemiology and genetics, and neurological diseases. You will be highly integrated into a larger Center with Transcriptomics and Epigenetics Groups, which will allow for educational and cross-training opportunities.

    Our group works closely with investigators in St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center, the first and only NCI designated cancer center devoted to children (https://www.stjude.org/research/comprehensive-cancer-center.html), in order to discover and understand the genetics and biology of pediatric cancers. Our projects extend to nonmalignant hematological disorders such as the Sickle Genome Project (http://sickle-cell.stjude.cloud/) and related blood disorders (https://www.stjude.org/treatment/disease/other-blood-disorders.html)  and neurological diseases. We have close collaboration with the Department of Biostatistics (https://www.stjude.org/research/departments-divisions/biostatistics.html) for expanding methodological approaches.

    Applicants should have substantial training in computer science and programming languages. Some understanding of molecular biology or related field would be useful. Knowledge of web design and/or Cloud interface development would be highly desired. 


    • Work with CAB Genetics group to learn and provide routine pipeline assistance for genetic studies.

    • Assist with preparation of project reports, presentations, and manuscript of analysis results, including detailed description of approaches.

    • Participate in the development of operations and procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of data.

    • Work collaboratively with guidance from scientists within the CAB Genetics group.

    Minimum Education

    • Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree or PHD is preferred

    Minimum Experience

    • Eight (8) years of relevant experience is required
    • Four (4) years of relevant experience may be acceptable with a Master's degree
    • No experience may be acceptable with a PHD in Computer Science or Bioinformatics, with a background in the biological sciences
    • Experience in programming (Python, Java, C/C++, perl or other programming/scripting languages) under linux/unix environment is required. Experience with and the ability to deal with a wide range of users is required. Experience of independent data analyses and project management is required. End user support and training experience is required
    • Experience with open source software development preferred. Experience in development of algorithms, statistical methods or scientific software preferred. Experience in next-generation sequence analysis or imaging analysis is preferred. Experience in working with high-throughput data sets in a highly competitive environment is preferred. Experience in working in a team project is preferred. Cross training in biological sciences (e.g. genomics, genetics, transcriptomics and epigenetics) preferred Scripting experience using a statistics package such as R, S-Plus or SAS preferred. Experience in p

    EEO Statement

    St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer





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