Evanston, Illinois
January 11 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Bioinformatician - Psychiatry - (NorthShore University HealthSystem Job #74181)  Position Highlights:

  • Position: Bioinformatician – Psychiatry and Genetics  Location: Evanston, IL   Full Time/Part Time: Full Time Hours: Monday-Friday Required Travel: Travel to NorthShore Hospitals and Clinics may be required
    What you will need:
  • Education: PhD degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or related field Certification: N/A Experience: At least 1-2 years’ experience in DNA bioinformatics analysis (can be during graduate school) Experience with NGS datasets, particularly large cohort data Experience in GWAS analysis

Skills: Ability to develop pipelines for analyzing NGS data Ability to develop statistical methods for analyzing genetic data Linux system familiarity, High performance computing (HPC) experience Fluency in either R or python, familiarity with both as well as shell scripting Human genetic data qc, annotation and analysis Familiarity with common bioinformatics tools used in human genetics (plink, bcftools/samtools, GATK, VEP) Previous experience with SQL databases required, OMOP database experience preferred Ability to troubleshoot & develop workflows with strong documentation Ability to review literature on bioinformatics and statistical genetics Ability to author peer-reviewed papers Ability to assist other investigators on grant applications  

What you will do:

  • Carry out research efforts primarily related to GHI (Genomic Health Initiative), such as: high performance computing, programming (python and/or Rm shell scripting), genetic data processing (quality control, annotation, analysis), GWAS and PheWAS, bioinformatics (e.g., plink, bcftools/samtools, GATK, VEP), SQL databases (ideally OMOP also), troubleshooting, workflow development and documentation

The position maintains a highly collaborative working relationship with a broad range of Principal Investigators, inter-department staff, including other department physician staff, physician assistants, billing and coding staff.

Additionally, the position upholds a highly collaborative working relationship with multi-institutions involved in similar research initiatives.

NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) is an integrated healthcare delivery system consistently ranked a Top 15 Major Teaching Hospital in the U.S. Headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, NorthShore comprises five hospitals (Evanston, Glenbrook, Highland Park, Skokie and Swedish), 140 Medical Group and Specialty Care offices, and more than 3,000 physicians, serving over 635,000 patients. The organization supports academics and research as the principal teaching affiliate for the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Recognized for nursing excellence, NorthShore is a Magnet designated organization--the first system in Illinois to receive this prestigious honor. NorthShore has an established reputation and employs over 12,500 people. 

When you work for NorthShore, you will be part of an organization that encourages its employees to achieve career goals and maximize their professional potential.

Please explore our website ( to better understand how NorthShore delivers on its mission "to preserve and improve human life" through superior clinical care, academic excellence and innovative research. 

NorthShore is committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. Please refer to the main career page for more information.

EOE: Race/Color/Sex/Sexual Orientation/ Gender Identity/Religion/National Origin/Disability/Vets, VEVRRA Federal Contractor. 




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