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 Internal Medicine, Division of Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Washington University in St. Louis, Division of Oncology, in the laboratory of Dr. Jessica Silva-Fisher and the laboratory of Dr. David Spencer are seeking a Bioinformatics Research Assistant to assist with research projects involving the analysis, interpretation, and documentation of genomic data in the fields of hematological malignancies and breast cancer. Primary responsibilities will include development and implementation of data analysis tools and pipelines, processing of genomic data, data storage management, and assistance in preparing data for publication and submission to public databases. Applicants should be familiar with unix command line tools and proficient in scripting languages (e.g., python, PERL, or R).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assists research studies with implementation of:
Existing algorithms and computer software for analyzing omics-based data sets [high-throughput, massively parallel genomic/proteomic/clinical.]
Data management and analysis solutions that assist in storage, investigation, and dissemination of large data sets.
Works with research team to develop new algorithms to support studies.
Assists with reporting of methods, data, and results.
Bachelor’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, biostatistics, or related field; OR combined education and experience of five years.
The hiring range for this position is $15.46 - $20.88 per hour.
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.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
Analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
Comfortable with unix command line tools
Proficient in at least one scripting language (python, PERL, and/or R).
Good understanding of computational biology.
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.
Internal Number: 51319
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