Under the supervision of the lead data scientists, initiate and complete established data processing pipelines according to the standard operations protocols of the laboratory.
Serve as backup to senior bioinformatics staff (i.e., ensure proficiency in all routine bioanalytical pipelines and data processing algorithms used in the Laboratory of Personalized Genomic Medicine).
Facilitate data transfer onto shared server or encrypted external hard-drives for clinical review by directors, researchers or clinicians.
Perform backup, storage and purging of sequencing files (e.g., copying, transferring and filing; periodic clearing out of analytical servers).
Monitor backups of data generated by various instruments across the laboratory.
Work with senior staff and central IT to establish protocols regarding, and participate in the monitoring, documentation and quality assurance of the above listed activities.
Perform other administrative and informatics tasks as determined by laboratory leadership
Work with our Bioinformatics Director to research and develop new NGS pipelines.
Conduct new pipeline validations according to laboratory standard operating procedures
Strategize with leadership to ensure data management and any future developments in PGM adheres to strict regulatory oversight.
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
Knowledge of programming languages: Bash, R, Perl, Python.
Operating Systems: Linux and Microsoft Office and the Windows system.
Experience/education in computer science and bioinformatics.
Knowledge of molecular biology and/or human genetics.
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