Develops, applies, documents, and maintains computational tools, both for own use and to support analysis by biologist colleagues without formal computational training; critically evaluate computational solutions.
Develops customized computational solutions supporting new kinds of assays and experiments; understands the analytical needs of new experiments, working closely with wet-lab experimental biologists.
Implements and optimizes successful algorithms and methods to be shared for use by the broader community.
Develops figures and reports, which provide transparency into the data quality and characteristics, and automates the production of such reports as routine components of computational analysis pipelines.
Reports data to supervisor and team, attends team meetings to share results, plan projects and experiments, and ensures that projects support current team goals.
Maintains and organizes computational infrastructure and resources.
Contributes to generation of protocols, publications, and intellectual property.
Develops and presents technical training materials and web-based documentation. Ensures timely systems support and updates. Assists in conducting information security assessments and risk analysis of computing environment.
Evaluates past and present technologies to help develop new tools. Ensures all the new tools have been through quality control reviews.
Performs other related work as needed.
PhD in computer science, computational biology, bioinformatics, quantitative science or related field.
Practical experience in data analysis, preferably in an independent project in an academic research laboratory setting.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Fluency in Unix, standard bioinformatics tools (Python, R, or equivalent), and a programming language (C/C++, Java).
Background in statistics and machine learning.
Proficient in SLURM or other job scheduler, and/or bioinformatics tools.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with all levels of staff and external contacts in a fast-paced environment.
Exceptional organization and time management skills.
Trained in biology or immunology; inclination to acquire such knowledge.
Understand and translate researchers' scientific goals into computational requirements.
Work well with faculty and researchers.
Identify and gain expertise in appropriate new technologies and/or software tools.
Function as part of an interactive team while demonstrating self-initiative to achieve project's goals and Research Computing Center's mission.
Strong analytical skills and problem-solving ability.
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