Job: Research Associate- Production Bioinformatics - Atlantic Cancer Research Institute - Moncton -New Brunwsiwck - Canada
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Gabriel Wajnberg70 wrote:

Institution/Company: Atlantic Cancer Research Institute

Location: Moncton, NB

Job Description:

Position: Research Associate- Production Bioinformatics

Reports To: NGS platform manager

Salary: Commensurate with level of experience

Hours: 37.5 Hours per Week

Status: Full-Time

The Atlantic Cancer Research Institute (ACRI) is seeking a Production Bioinformatician for the Next-Generation Sequencing team. The Bioinformatician functions in an intermediate technical role that requires an individual with proven skills in both biology and computing, and who is dedicated to supporting a multidisciplinary team of scientists, laboratory technicians, and informatics professionals. The Production Bioinformatician will provide support for the management and analysis of next-generation sequencing data and the operation of a high-throughput production sequencing data analysis pipelines in ACRI.

The responsibilities include: Perform initial stage analysis on next-generation sequencing data transforming data from sequence to information meaningful for biologists;

Continuous interaction with the production development team to ensure that the NG sequencing software pipeline is consistently, reliably, efficiently and correctly processing data;

Ensure that data is managed efficiently, securely, and without loss or corruption through its lifecycle;

Provide bioinformatics support and training to end-users (research laboratory staff, remotely located collaborative users);

Responsible for researching, planning, implementing, and testing bioinformatics software tools that meet the analysis needs for specific collaborative projects;

Development and support of tools and protocols for data deposition to external repositories that meet release cycles and publication requirements;

Work with 3rd party software vendors to characterize and resolve problems with production software systems;

Responsible for documenting and communicating pipeline processes and building the team knowledge base;

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor’s or master’s degree in related discipline, with demonstrated experience in the skill set;

Must have advanced skills in Unix shell programming environment; Proficiency with some scripting language (Perl, Python etc.) required;

Experience with statistical and graphical software packages (R) and associated bioinformatics libraries is essential;

IT knowledge (HPC and data storage) is desirable;

Must have excellent communications (in one of NB’s official language – French/English) and interpersonal skills;

Experience supporting a high availability production software environment;

Experience providing end-user software support, diagnosing and resolving end-user issues;

Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment;

Experience with the Life Technologies Ion Torrent and Ion Proton, Oxford Nanopore MinIon sequencing platforms is highly desirable;

To apply send CV and letter of interest to:

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