Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine (SCGPM) is seeking a Sr. Bioinformatician with extensive genomics / computational biology experience to join our core bioinformatics group, working in collaboration with leading Stanford researchers and outside collaborators, to do world-class research. This is a key position that will foster our multi-year collaboration with VA Palo Alto Health Care Systems (http://med.stanford.edu/gbsc/vapahcs.html). You will take the lead in using cutting-edge HPC and cloud technologies to analyze and interpret large and high quality human genetic data.
As a member of SCGPM, you will work closely with group members (http://med.stanford.edu/gbsc/scgpm-team.html) and collaborators at VA Palo Alto to perform end-to-end analyses of large-scale datasets. These analyses will primarily be on DNA-seq data generated from large human cohorts (100s to 1000s to 10,000s), but may span different experiment types (RNA-Seq, Methyl-Seq, SNP-array), data modalities (sequencing to clinical claims data) and external datasets (ENCODE, GTEx). These cohorts are focused on complex diseases, and you will use a toolset of GWAS, pathway analysis, and machine learning techniques to discover unique biological and medical insights with ample opportunity to publish. Requirements:
Ph.D. in field related to genetics and bioinformatics or equivalent.
Strong coding skills in at least one relevant programming language (Python, R, Java, etc.).
Broad knowledge of NGS analysis tools and methods; enough experience to quickly and judiciously evaluate new methods and tools.
Extensive experience with a few pipelines, their underlying statistics and algorithms, and troubleshooting problems.
Hands-on experience working with very large data sets.
At ease in a Linux environment.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently and deliver excellent results.
Stanford University is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and academic staff. It welcomes nominations of and applications from women and members of minority groups, as well as others who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching and clinical missions.
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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