Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology. The position is located at 4444 Forest Park Blvd. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Assists in developing and conducting research projects, including experimental design, data analysis, and documentation of experiment results
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Designs, develops, and implements:
Algorithms and computer software for analyzing high-throughput, massively parallel genomic data sets.
Relational databases to store, disseminate and analyze data, including verification of data submitted and recommendations for analyses.
Web interfaces and queries to access relational databases; maintains web server.
Independent research projects, including design of research protocols and development of procedures for the collection, verification, and management of data.
Performs complex systems analysis of data and writes interpretative reports.
Evaluates commercial and academic bioinformatics software.
Trains other researchers on the everyday use of analysis software and research databases.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting of methods, data, and results.
Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects; suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or related field plus four years of experience; OR master’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or related field plus two years of experience; OR combined education and experience of nine years.
Master’s degree or Ph.D. in computer science or related field highly preferred.
Analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills; good understanding of computational biology, probabilistic models, statistics, machine learning, and discrete mathematics.
Ability to analyze and interpret large complex data sets, such as sequences, microarray gene expression studies, human genetic studies, and model organism studies, and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
Expertise in standard bioinformatics tools.
Working knowledge of regulatory networks, hidden Markov models and profile methods, human genetics (SNP, etc.), and complex systems analysis; expertise in scientific programming languages (e.g., Java), scripting languages (e.g., PERL, Vbscript), database management software (Oracle, Structured Query Language [SQL] Server), and the SQL, HTML, ASP, and CGI in a UNIX/Linus and Windows environment.
Expertise in standard molecular biology techniques (PCR, qRT-PCR, Northern blots); expertise in molecular and functional genomic techniques is desired.
The hiring range for this position is $53,830 - $72,675 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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