To provide support for a major initiative related to translational research for the Translational Molecular pathology-Immunoprofiling Laboratory Moonshot platform. The Associate Data Scientist will apply and develop software tools to assist in performing data analysis in cancer research.
JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES
Programming Assist in developing scripts/routines in R, Python etc. to automate analytical jobs. Proficient in using Unix, Windows and high-performance computing platforms to establish automated workflows to support routine, large-scale, multiomic biomedical data analysis.
Bio-Statistical analysis With direction, apply statistical routines/packages to perform further manual/interactive data analysis, visualization, biological interpretation, biomedical hypothesis generation and testing. Compile results using Powerpoint slides, Excel spreadsheets, etc. that can be easily accessed and understood by biomedical collaborators who do not have advanced computer skills.
Multitasking Ability to work/manage multiple ongoing analytical projects. Be able to prioritize, streamline jobs/tasks/time, and make adjustment to workflows to ensure efficiency and progress.
Collaboration Communicate effectively, describe results in simple language, manage expectations/progress/timeline with multidisciplinary biomedical/data-science teams, the ability to involve, partner with others professionally, and report effectively to managers.
Documentation Document and version-control computer codes, scripts, results, so they are reproducible by others. Be able to draft relevant sections in scientific publications as coauthors.
Required: Bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, or related field.
Preferred: Doctorate in Biomedical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Computational Biology, or related field.
Required: Two years experience in scientific software development/analysis.
Preferred: Demonstrated experience in performing biomedical data analysis and software development for impactful team-science projects and publications.
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