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Julie Zhu3.8k wrote:

Hi,

We have two Bioinformatician/Computational Biologist positions available at University of Massachusetts Medical School.  Please see the job description below. To apply

online, please go to http://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2164/

and http://www.ummsjobs.com/job/2163/

Thanks for your attention!

 

Kind regards,

 

Julie

 

OVERVIEW:

 

In MCCB of University of Massachusetts Medical School, we have developed a core team of accomplished computational biologists who work side-by-side with bench scientists to evaluate, select and develop algorithms and software pipelines to analyze, annotate, visualize and integrate various biological datasets, including those generated from high-throughput experiments such as ChIP-seq, ChIP-chip, RNA-seq, PAS-seq, iCLIP-seq, ATAC-Seq, miRNA-seq, exon sequencing, GUIDE-seq, single-cell sequencing, shRNA and gRNA screening, and CRISPR genome editing.  We are active contributors to the Bioconductor project. We have developed more than a dozen packages with various utilities, ranging from machine learning, peak calling, annotation, visualization, to gRNA design and evaluation. 

 

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

 

Under the general direction of the bioinformatics core director, the Bioinformatician III/II is responsible for developing novel algorithms and developing/enhancing/maintaining scientific software applications as well as providing bioinformatics data analysis support for various research projects.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • ¥    Develop novel algorithms and software tools for integrated data analysis and visualization of high-throughput dataset including next-generation sequencing data and proteomics data when existing software packages are not available or adequate
  • ¥    Enhance/Maintain Bioconductor packages developed in house
  • ¥    Collaborate closely with PIs and their lab members on research projects including evaluating, selecting, and implementing when needed the best of breed computational solutions for the analysis of biological data 
  • ¥    Develop rapid prototypes and custom scripts for one-off type of analysis requests
  • ¥    Properly document the procedures used in computational analysis and provide summary report of results suitable for inclusion in manuscript and grant applications
  • ¥    Participate in the oral presentation of all project findings and abstracts including participation in periodic project status meetings and presentation of final project deliverables.
  • ¥    Local establishment and customization of genomic, proteomics databases and provide batch analysis utilities that make use of these resources
  • ¥    Develop custom databases and web portals for managing raw and processed experimental data if needed
  • ¥    Provide bioinformatics training and workshops for analysis pipelines and in-house developed software applications
  • ¥    Coordinate and collaborate with other bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, information technology professionals, and interdepartmental project teams
  • ¥    Perform other duties as required

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for Bioinformatician III:

  • ¥    Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics or related computational disciplines
  • ¥    Minimum 3 year bioinformatics-related research experience
  • ¥    Proven research record such as co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications required
  • ¥    Strong background in programming. Fluent in one programming language (Java or C/C++) and one scripting language (shell, Perl or Python)
  • ¥    Knowledge in biostatistics packages (R or Matlab) and SQL queries are strongly suggested
  • ¥    Strong communication skills, both the oral and written necessary to interact with a wide range of individuals

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS for Bioinformatician III

PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics or related discipline preferred

R/Bioconductor package developer/maintainer/Users preferred

Algorithm development experience preferred

Software development experience preferred

Experience running computational methods/pipelines in high performance computing clusters preferred

 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS for Bioinformatician II

  • MS's degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics or related computational disciplines
  • Minimum 1 year bioinformatics-related research experience
  • Proven research record such as co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications required
  • Strong background in programming. Fluent in one programming language (Java or C/C++) and one scripting language (shell, Perl or Python)
  • Knowledge in biostatistics packages (R or Matlab) and SQL queries are strongly suggested
  • Strong communication skills, both the oral and written necessary to interact with a wide range of individuals

 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS for Bioinformatician II: 

PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Statistics or related discipline preferred

R/Bioconductor package developer/maintainer/Users preferred

Algorithm development experience preferred

Software development experience preferred

Experience running computational methods/pipelines in high performance computing clusters preferred

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