Bioinformatics Analyst III- Functional genomics

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Tumor Cell Biology
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We are seeking a highly motivated and creative bioinformatics research analyst to join Dr. Martine Roussel's team in the Tumor Cell Biology Department at St. Jude Children's Research Hospital to develop and apply innovative analytical approaches in the area of functional genomics. You will collaborate with St Jude investigators to analyze data such as single cell RNA-seq, single cell ATAC-seq, bulk RNA-seq, DNA methylation, ChIP-seq, to understand the tumor biology, tumor-infiltrating lymphocytes and neurobiology and help the investigators prepare manuscripts and grant applications. Experience with programming languages such as Python and R are preferred. You will also lead the evaluation of published bioinformatics tools and develop the optimized pipeline to share with scientists at St Jude. The department provides a highly interactive environment with collaborative opportunities, access to high performance computing clusters, cloud computing environment, innovative visualization tools, highly automated analytical pipelines and mentorship from scientists with deep experience in data analysis, data management and delivery of high-quality results for highly competitive projects. Candidates with a strong background in statistics, computational biology, machine learning, and experience using systems biology approaches to understand the mechanisms of action of disease or experimental intervention are highly encouraged to apply for this position. This position is located in Memphis, TN, and relocation assistance is available.



Minimum Education

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

Minimum Experience

  • Six (6) 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 personnel management preferred.

What We Offer



Salary is highly competitive (comparable to industry) and employee benefits are outstanding. Relocation assistance is available. Working at St. Jude provides the opportunity to make a tangible difference to pediatric cancer patient care and survival and St. Jude has been consistently ranked in Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work” list and is exceptionally positively reviewed on GlassDoor.


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