Stanford Center for Genomics and Personalized Medicine (SCGPM), situated in the heart of SF Bay Area, has an excellent opportunity available for a motivated bioinformatician. This position within our bioinformatics core team will support bioinformatics consulting services for faculty and researchers via the Genetics Bioinformatics Service Center (GBSC). For examples of the projects we support, please visit http://med.stanford.edu/gbsc/baas.html.
The ideal person for this position is a bioinformatician who lives and breathes NGS data analysis and is passionate about learning. The successful candidate will have deep knowledge of NGS technologies, quality analysis for read alignment and variant calling (secondary analysis), and a large suite of analytical methods for discovering genetic components of human diseases (tertiary analysis).
Responsibilities will include:
Meeting faculty members and researchers to evaluate their bioinformatics needs.
Conducting data analysis that meets quality standards of major peer-reviewed publications.
Providing faculty members and researchers with data, analysis protocols, figures, method descriptions, code, documentation, support, and anything else that might be needed to meet project goals.
Managing time and projects efficiently to support the analysis needs of multiple labs simultaneously.
Establishing, refining, and standardizing the process for bioinformatics analysis and validation. Benchmark-driven development is expected, e.g., use of PrecisionFDA/Genome-in-a-Bottle for DNASeq analysis, or the use of well-characterized data or simulated data where commonly-used reference datasets do not exist.
Presenting bioinformatics efforts and best-practices at conferences and symposia. Peer-reviewed publications with and outside of client laboratories are strongly encouraged.
Delivering quick proof-of-concept feedback on new methods and protocols.
Providing training to researchers to allow them to learn and use new techniques for analysis.
Staying abreast with bioinformatics best-practices (e.g., large consortium Data Coordination Centers like ENCODE and HMP) as well as cutting-edge data analysis methods from recent publications.
Meeting 3rd party developers, service providers, and consortium members to stay on top of development of new tools, solutions, and practices in the field.
Observing the highest standards of customer interaction, including maintaining confidentiality when required.
The GBSC bioinformatics service team is supported by a group of expert software developers and biomedical engineers who are proficient in a variety of development environments, including large HPC clusters and multiple cloud platforms (e.g., DNAnexus, Google Cloud Platform). Members of this team are expected to participate in activities that are important to the center's mission, including participation in conferences, arranging seminars, and attending annual retreats and other academic events as necessary.
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