Lead Bioinformatics Analyst

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Structural Biology
Data Sciences
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At St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, we can advance cures for catastrophic pediatric diseases by supporting the brightest scientific minds. That is why we provide world-class facilities, state-of-the-art technologies, extraordinary support and a collaborative, bench-to-bedside environment where you can see, firsthand, how your science translates into survival for the children we serve. This position is an outstanding opportunity for a highly motivated candidate to join as a Bioinformatics Specialist in Dr. Junmin Peng laboratory.
Our laboratory uses multiple -omics and computational tools to study the full scope of disease. Much of our effort centers on mass spectrometry-based approaches to explore DNA, RNA, proteins, and metabolites. We use these technologies to study cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and immune responses. Our work impacts everything from discovery of pathogenesis to the development of new treatments.


  • Responsible for complex analysis on biomedical data produced from a variety of biotechnology platforms including, next generation sequencing systems, and tandem mass spectrometry for proteomics. Designs, develops, improves, modifies, and operates data analysis pipelines.
  • Develops bioinformatics pipelines or uses advanced software packages (e.g. extant) in conducting data analysis for biomedical datasets.
  • Works closely with experimental researchers to understand analytical needs, provide technical consultation, design analytical approaches, generate/provide analysis results and reports, project reports and perform requested custom analyses.
  • Independently performs post-processing statistical analysis of results and interprets results. Contributes to the evaluation and recommendation of new software tools to meet the growing needs of the research community at St Jude Children's Research Hospital (SJCRH).
  • Designs and prepares materials for training lab scientists on software usage and data analysis techniques.
  • Manages projects and coordinates other efforts related to analysis and infrastructure as directed.

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, 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 prefered.
  • Experience of independent data analyses and project management is prefered.
  • End user support and training experience is prefered. 
  • 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 required.
  • 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. genetics, transcriptomics, proteomics, or metabolomics) preferred
  • Scripting experience using a statistics package such as R, S-Plus or SAS preferred.

Required Credentials

  • None

Other Credentials

  • None

What We Offer

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As of September 10, 2021, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment.


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