This is a two-year limited term appointment with possibility of renewal.
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Reporting to the Senior Bioinformatics Scientist, the Bioinformatics Scientist will work closely with members of TTS Research Technology to support bioinformatics services for Tufts University faculty and students. Key responsibilities include developing `Omics workflows and curating reference data for the support of bioinformatics research on the Tufts High Performance Compute Cluster (HPC) and Tufts Galaxy Server; providing consulting services and technical support to faculty, post-docs, and students from a wide range of academic backgrounds; providing training in analysis and visualization methods for `Omics data in the form of workshops and modules in semester courses. The ideal candidate is enthusiastic about both research and teaching and enjoys working in a collaborative environment.
Knowledge and experience typically acquired through a BA/BS in Computer Science or a related quantitative science (Biology, Engineering, Math, Physics)
1-2 years of work experience in Bioinformatics in industry or research
Significant hands-on experience with:
Bioinformatics methods for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis, such as bulk and single-cell RNASeq, ChIPSeq, variant calling, de novo genome assembly
Functional annotation and pathway analysis
High-Performance Computing (HPC), analytics and visualization platforms, including extensive experience with UNIX/Linux based systems.
One or more programming languages: Python, R, C, Perl
One or more database language: SQL, MongoDB
Demonstrated ability to visualize and present bioinformatics data using relevant programming and visualization tools
Interest in teaching and outreach
Excellent oral and written communication skills
MA/MS in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, Computational Biology or a related quantitative science
2+ years of work experience in Bioinformatics industry or research
Consulting experience for interdisciplinary projects
Experience in teaching and outreach
Experience developing NGS pipelines
Experience with cloud computing and development (e.g. AWS, Google Cloud)
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