Washington University Department of Radiation Oncology St. Louis, MO
Description A Bioinformatics Programmer position is available in Dr. Jin Zhang’s group to work on Genomics data analysis and Bioinformatics programming. The candidate will play a critical role in developing state-of-the-art bioinformatics tools and analyzing big genomics data from local and external sources. The position offers an excellent opportunity to conduct research in a supportive and stimulating environment, closely collaborating with computer scientists, biologists, and clinicians within the Department and other Institutes across the campus, including the Institute for Informatics.
Primary Duties: 1. Establishes pipelines through developing novel algorithms and integrating existing bioinformatics tools using next-generation sequencing data. 2. Conducts statistical analyses of ‘omic’ data and clinical features. 3. Effectively visualizes data to convey critical findings to scientists, clinicians, and community members. 4. Assists with grant preparation and reporting of methods, data and results. 5. Helps maintain, support, and document tools, code, and data sets. 6. Trains other researchers and users in the use of informatics tools we develop.
Qualifications MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor’s degree in science or related field plus 4 years of experience required.
PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS - Master’s degree or Bachelor’s degree with equivalent experience of Bioinformatics software development and/or Bioinformatics data analysis. - Proficiency in a scripting language, such as Python, C++,or Perl. - Proficiency in a statistical programming language, such as R. - Highly motivated with excellent oral and written communication skills. - Understanding of next-generation sequencing technologies. - Understanding of statistical techniques for differential expression, clustering, and gene set enrichment analysis. - Experience with Git, Docker, and Cloud computing.
Department Summary: The Cancer Biology Division within the Department of Radiation Oncology consists of a core group of clinical, physics and computational science investigators who use both archived and prospectively collected tumor samples to ask fundamental questions about radiotherapy efficacy and cancer biology. The Bioinformatics Program works closely with clinicians to identify biomarkers that can be used to stratify patients and to identify patients for targeted therapies.
Submit job applications to: https://jobs.wustl.edu Job ID# 37913
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