Research Bioinformatician II - Li Lab - Computational Biomedicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Location: Los Angeles, California
Internal Number: HRC0905085
Everyone's unique health journey is informed by data. Join us as we translate today's discoveries into tomorrow's medicine!
Cedars-Sinai is home to some of the most advanced biomedical research and training programs in the world, which attracts renowned physician-scientists seeking an unparalleled environment for fostering invention and teamwork.
The Department of Computational Biomedicine under Dr. Moore's leadership reflects Cedars-Sinai's commitment to advancing medical discovery and the recognition of the foundational role complex data plays in our research and clinical care.
Are you ready to be a part of breakthrough research?
The Research Bioinformatician II (RBII) performs general bioinformatics analysis and software support for projects involving omics while interacting with investigators to identify research problems, find appropriate software tools, and recognize national biological databases as well as online resources for omic data. The RBII runs omic data including loading and querying data from the database systems and public repositories, transforming and merging multilevel omic data into user-friendly formats while assisting in the development, testing, and maintenance of modular software pipelines. The RBII provides bioinformatics data analysis, preliminary interpretation of the data, and reports of the results for possible publications. As a Research Bioinformatician II, collaborate with bioinformatics faculties to determine future bioinformatics needs and demonstrate continuous self-improvement making effective contributions while adhering to CSHS compliance plan, code of conduct, and hospital and departmental policies and procedures.
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide general bioinformatics analysis support for omic projects and mainly responsible for data analysis and software compilations including next-generation sequence data processing, biomedical data analysis, and visualization tools and browsers.
Summarize data analyses results in the form suitable as the basis for the first draft of written reports, and make preliminary interpretations of the data.
Develop, test, and maintain modular software pipelines for omic data processing, QC, assembly, analysis, annotation, and further exploration.
Manage data including loading and querying data from database systems, downloading omic data from public repositories, and transforming data to the necessary formats.
Familiar with medical and biological terminologies, bioinformatics resources, and national biological databases, Ready to provide solutions for investigator's problems through data mining and extraction
Identify, evaluate, and incorporate relevant algorithms and software pipelines by reviewing pertinent literatures in bioinformatics and computational biology
Assist or collaborate in the preparation of grant proposals, publications, and presentations involving omic data
Help develop tools and pipelines as necessary to keep pace with rapid advances in sequencing technology.
Educate others about bioinformatics through mentoring and teaching colleagues, investigators, fellows, and graduate students.
Master of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electric Engineering, Computational biology, or Bioinformatics, or Master of Science/ Engineering in relevant fields (e.g. Biology with strong quantitative training, biostatistics with a concentration in bioinformatics), required.
Experience & Skills:
Three (3) years in a research environment.
Background and work knowledge in algorithms, scientific computing, and machine learning or statistics.
Familiar with C/C++, Java, Perl, Python, and the Unix (Linux) environments.
Experiences in manipulating, analyzing, and annotating very large genomic (e.g. NGS) data sets both in exploratory and pipelined fashions.
Working Title: Research Bioinformatician II - Li Lab - Computational Biomedicine
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major t...eaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.