Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Laboratory Researcher IV for the The Human Genetics Institute of NJ – RUCDR. This position joins the bioinformatics team at RUCDR. The team is solutions driven in helping researchers (public and private) understand common but complex diseases that ultimately leads to finding treatments and cures. This researcher is responsible for developing and delivering analytical approaches in an agile environment for a fast paced bioinformatics group. Candidates must be highly driven and motivated to become the next generation of analytics innovators in the life sciences space.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Implements current bioinformatics analysis pipelines and workflows.
Principally supports gene expression, SNP genotyping, microarrays, next-generation sequencing and clinical sample processing.
Develops, tests, and integrates novel algorithms and tools to workflows.
Supports automation of data flow and management across various groups.
Implement quality control processes throughout various workflows and to achieve accurate results.
Maintains data and code repositories with emphasis on documentation and change logs.
Collaborate with others on the team for R&D processes and development
Minimum Education and Experience:
This position requires a Bachelors degree in computational biology, bioinformatics, computer science, or biostatistics/mathematics related discipline(s).
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Strong programming skills in python, perl, R/Bioconductor or other scripting languages.
Also be able to work independently to solve technological and analytical problems but also have the ability to contribute in a team setting.
Good communication skills are required.
A qualified candidate will be capable of following established protocols and creating new ones to perform microarray and sequencing analysis.
Excellent communication and time management skills.
Detailed working knowledge of bioinformatics tools is required, along with strong conceptual understanding of NGS and Microarray data in life sciences.
Previous experience in building high throughput analysis pipelines is highly desirable.
Conceptual understanding of models behind common algorithms is also a plus.
Good attitude towards learning and interest in maximizing their intellectual growth.
Incumbent must have strong understanding of programming in descriptive, object-oriented, and scripting languages.
Physical Demands and Work Environment:
Office environment. Requires occasional weekend, evening, and holiday hours. Must be able to read and understand technical documents, perform detailed work, and manage multiple tasks.
Posting Number: 19ST3223
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 95731
About Rutgers University
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.