We are looking for a highly motivated bioinformatician / developer to join our interdisciplinary team of research biologists, medical doctors, engineers, mathematicians, and computer scientists studying cancer and other human diseases (Division of Oncology in the Department of Medicine, Washington University). We are at the forefront of developing computational tools to previously unapproachable problems through creative use of big data in biomedical and clinical research. Applying novel algorithmic approaches to large scale proteogenomic datasets, we have made important contributions to large scale cancer genome studies, including leukemia studies as well as large-scale consortium projects such as TCGA, ICGC, HTAN, and CPTAC.
Applicants should have a background that includes strong computer science and/or bioinformatics skills. The position involves interactions in the synergistic areas of computational biology, bioinformatics, mathematics/statistics, applied science (physics/engineering), and computer science (including algorithms and visualization). The successful applicant will have the ability to work both independently and on a team. A Master’s degree in a relevant field or equivalent experience is preferred. Interest in biology is a plus.
Required: experience using and developing computational tools to solve biological problems; Linux usage and development; development using two or more of Python, Perl, BASH, Java, C/C++,R; excellent communication and writing skills
Preferred: Linux system administration experience; demonstrated use of high performance computing, in particular Google Cloud Services or AWS experience; next generation sequence analysis
The position will also offer the opportunity to write and publish manuscripts from this and other projects.
Application information: Job location: Washington University in St. Louis, MO, USA.
Base pay commensurate with experience. This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
A cover letter and a CV (with names and contact information of three references) should be sent to Dr. Li Ding at: lding@WUSTL.EDU