Loma Linda University – School of Medicine
Date Posted: 9-22-2014
As a Bioinformatician, the Research Specialist performs bioinformatic data analyses on multiple genomics data including next-gen sequencing (NGS), RNA-seq, DNA-seq, genome-seq, ChIP-seq, DNA methylation or bisulfite sequencing and microarray data; applies various genomics and NGS pipelines algorithms involving R package/language, Bioconductor, Python, and others to various genomics projects supported by the Center of Genomics; helps set up bioinformatics infrastructure and pipeline for the Center and be responsible for genomics data storage and backup; participates in writing manuscripts and helping prepare figures for grant applications; perform other duties as needed. Job Specifications: Master’s degree in relevant field required. Master’s degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, genomics, or biostatistics preferred. Doctoral degree preferred. Significant experience in bioinformatics, computational biology, genomics, or biostatistics preferred.
Must have demonstrable knowledge and experience with data analyses on genomics data including next-gen sequencing (NGS), RNA-seq, DNA-seq, genome-seq, ChIP-seq, DNA methylation, or bisulfate sequencing and microarray data. Also, knowledge and experience on various NGS pipelines, algorithms involving R package/language, Bioconductor and Python with excellent coding ability required.
Essential Technical/Motor Skills:
Ability to work at a computer station for extended periods of time. Minimum 50 WPM keyboarding required. Essential Interpersonal Skills: Ability to interact with Principal Investigators, collaborators, students, postdocs, technicians and support personnel of projects. Ability to work with a team to find solutions.
Essential Mental Abilities:
Ability to problem solve utilizing computer programming, computation biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics and genomics, as well as creativity to design and analyze experiments.
Essential Sensory Abilities:
Ability to see and interact with data visually and kinesthetically, ability to hear and verbally communicate to effectively understand and convey needed information in English. Ability to physically navigate a lab setting.
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