A research technologist position is available to support computational and statistical research in human genetics and evolution in the McCoy Laboratory in the Department of Biology at Johns Hopkins University. The technologist will work closely with other members of the McCoy lab, using bioinformatic approaches to address questions about the role of evolutionary history in shaping functional genetic variation within human populations. Individuals with prior experience in computational and/or statistical research are encouraged to apply. Background in human genomics and/or evolution is preferred but not required.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Perform computational research consistent with the lab’s research interests in human genetics and evolution under the supervision of the PI.
Develop robust and reproducible workflows that leverage high-performance computer resources using workflow management systems such as Snakemake.
Receive relevant training, both through interaction with the PI and other lab members, as well as via online courses in computer science, statistics, and machine learning.
Actively participate in lab meetings and journal clubs to further develop background in evolutionary genomics.
Assist with writing manuscripts and preparing results for publication.
Develop computational protocols and training materials to assist with onboarding of new lab members.
Participate in code review.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's degree in biology, computer science, statistics, or related field.
Some related experience in computational genomics preferred.
Coursework or related experience in computer programming and statistics preferred.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Experience working on high performance computing clusters, using job schedulers, and developing robust and reproducible bioinformatic workflows.
Experience working with large-scale genomic datasets.
Classified Title: Research Technologist Role/Level/Range: ACRO37.5/02/CC Starting Salary Range: $14.14 to $19.44 per hour Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30 - 5:00 PM Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001352-Biology Personnel area: School of Arts & Sciences
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