Bioinformatics Research Scientist

Location
Memphis, Tennessee
Salary
Competitive
Posted
June 15 2016

Job Description:

The SJCRH Computational Biology Department is looking for a highly motivated Bioinformatics Research Scientist to work on collaborative research projects with SJCRH investigators and external scientists. The bioinformatics research scientist will have an opportunity to work on large-scale discovery projects using the latest genomic sequencing technology including WGS, WES, WGBS, RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, and CHIP-seq. The specific areas of application may include cancer genome characterization for primary tumor and preclinical models, familial diseases, mutation discovery in various model organisms, influenza virus genome evolution, bacterial infection, meta-genomics, and gene therapy. Candidates with deep understanding of biological problems, critical thinking, and expertise in genomic/transcriptomic data analysis, especially in noncoding variant analysis, are highly encouraged to apply for this position.

 

Our department has a well-established track record in leading bioinformatics analysis for high-profile collaborative research projects such as the St. Jude/Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project which has resulted in multiple, high impact publications in the journals of New England Journal of Medicine, Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Methods, JAMA and Cancer Cell. Comp Bio provides a highly collaborative teamwork environment, access to state-of-art computational infrastructure, well-established analytical pipeline, and deep experience in analyzing, managing, visualizing and delivering high-quality results for highly competitive projects. (CC) 

 

Job Qualifications: EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
Ph.D. in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Bioinformatics or related field required. Ph.D. which must include research related to bioinformatics (such as analysis of sequence data, microarrays, SNPs, image data, proteomics data, or biological pathways; development of algorithms, statistical methods, or scientific software).
 
OR
 
If Ph.D. with no bioinformatics research, then two (2) years of pre-or postdoctoral experience in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics research is required.
 
Experience with programming languages such as Perl, C, Python or Java required.
 
Preferred skills: Knowledge on statistical analysis package such as R and Matlab is highly desired. Bioinformatics research experience related to murine genomics preferred. Candidates with deep understanding of biological problems, critical thinking, and expertise in genomic/transcriptomic data analysis, especially in noncoding variant analysis, are highly encouraged to apply for this position.
 
LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS:
None
 
OTHER CREDENTIAL REQUIREMENTS:
None
 
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, age, religion, disability, veteran's status or disabled veteran's status with respect to employment opportunities.  All qualified applicants will be considered for employment.  St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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