BIOINFORMATICIAN I

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Durham, NORTH CAROLINA

This Position is Grant Funded

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BIOINFORMATICIAN I

Duke Human Vaccine Institute

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) is seeking a highly motivated bioinformatician to join our dynamic team of scientists and computational biologists. As an integral team member, you will contribute to our mission of vaccine design by leveraging bioinformatics tools to analyze immune responses to infections and vaccinations, focusing primarily on lymphocyte B cells, antibodies, and how they interact with antigens. This role offers an exciting opportunity to analyze complex, high-throughput omics data sets and assist in developing innovative computational methodologies. We advocate a collaborative work culture, offering opportunities for skill enhancement and career growth. Join our institute-wide initiative to have a chance to improve human health and make a substantial impact on the field of vaccine development.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Design and develop cutting-edge computational strategies to analyze large multi-omics data sets, in particular single-cell transcriptomics, and immune profiling data sets.
  • Collaborate with research teams across DHVI, providing bioinformatics training, consultation, application support, and development.
  • Create and manage software and web-based bioinformatics tools for B cell repertoire sequence data analysis.
  • Contribute to the drafting and publication of research findings.
  • Engage in group activities, sharing expertise and promoting best practices within our group.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS AT THIS LEVEL:

  • Education/Training: Work requires a B.S. in Bioinformatics or the Biological Sciences with demonstrable computational skills; or a B.S. in Computer Science with a strong interest in Biology/Genomics. M.S. preferred.
  • Experience: Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.

Skills

  • Proficiency in a programming language such as Python, R, and Perl.
  • Experience with statistical methods and statistical analysis.
  • Comfortable operating in a Linux-based environment.
  • Familiarity with Next-Generation Sequencing Data, especially single-cell technologies, would be highly advantageous.
  • Experience in a high-performance computing environment is a plus.

Preferences

  • Experience with web design is a plus.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Capability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Ability to adapt to changing requirements and learn new technologies.

If you are a highly motivated bioinformatician who is looking for a challenging and rewarding opportunity, we encourage you to apply!

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