Bioinformatics Analyst I - Microbiome

Employer
Baylor College of Medicine
Location
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Jan 26, 2022

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Discipline
Life Sciences, Bioinformatics
Position Type
Full Time
Job Type
Research Scientist
Organization Type
Academia
Summary

The KLemonLab is hiring a Bioinformatics Analyst I to perform bioinformatic-based projects to investigate microbe-microbe and microbe-host interactions in the human nasal microbiome.

Job Duties

  • Plan and perform bioinformatic research on the human nasal microbiome.
  • Evaluate and analyze data using bioinformatics and statistics.
  • Maintain the lab NAS, server and computers.
  • Maintain meticulous standards for documentation of all analyses.
  • Develop, optimize and/or maintain analysis workflows for microbial pangenomics, microbial transcriptomics, metapangenomics, metabolic modeling and dual host-microbe RNAseq.
  • Provide technical assistance for bioinformatic research by graduate students and research staff.
  • Prepare figures and write methods and results related to analysis performed.
  • Assist in grant proposal preparation.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Genetics, Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics, microbiology, genetics, physics, bioengineering or chemical biology.
  • Master's degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, biostatistics or other related field of biology or microbial sciences.
  • Strong mathematical analytical skills, including statistics.
  • At least one scripting language, such as R or Python, and associated packages for data analysis and visualization. As well as *nix-based command line tools.
  • Comfortable using version control tools (Git/GitHub).
  • Experience in high performance computing environment.
  • Experience in handling next-generation sequencing data.
  • Experience in analyzing microbiome metagenomic datasets.
  • Experience in metabolic modeling analysis.
  • Experience in handling multi-omics data, including metabolomics and proteomics.
  • Experience as a teaching assistant, tutor or mentor for students learning bioinformatic approaches.
  • In resume, please include a GitHub Notebook link as well as three professional references (names and emails).


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

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