Scientist, Asst Bioinformatics

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Tuskegee Institute, ALABAMA

Job Description

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under minimal supervision, the Assistant Scientist, Bioinformatics performs a wide range of highly technical and complex bioinformatics procedures. Qualification for this position requires demonstrated expertise in designing and developing software, databases, and interfaces for analyzing and manipulating research data applications including expertise with simple programming using Perl/Python or Java, statistical programming, web-development, and database query through SQL.

This role collaborates with researchers to develop high throughput data processing and analysis capability. Directs and guides database searches and the computational analysis of resulting data. Provides direct technical support and helps guide, implement, and maintain further improvements to bioinformatics software, databases, and interfaces and works with the entire bioinformatics team to diagnose and fix related issues.

May assist in grant and other funding applications, as necessary and appropriate. Demonstrated ability to function as part of a team. Performs other responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: PhD in bioinformatics, computer science, biological or physical science and three years of experience. Experience can prior to achieving PhD will be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

At least 3 years of cancer experience in bioinformatics analysis. A PhD degree and/or postdoctoral training in bioinformatics, computational biology or related field. Knowledge of cancer biology, human genetics and genomics. Experience in high throughput computing. Two plus years of experience with common bioinformatics methods to perform data QA/QC, processing, normalization, alignment, differential gene expression analysis, variant calling, fusion detection, copy number variation analysis, microarray-based gene expression analysis, DNA methylation analysis, network/pathway analysis, and drug target interactions. Experience with other popular scripting languages including Python, JavaScript and C/C++. Experience MySQL or Oracle databases and PHP.

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