A position in the area of Genomics and Bioinformatics is available in the laboratory of Dr. Christopher Maher at The Genome Institute at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. Our lab focuses on developing computational methods for analyzing large-scale cancer genomics data collections from solid tumors to improve our understanding of cancer biology and identify novel therapies for treating patients. Active projects address topics such as structural variation, cancer evolution, discovery and characterization of novel long noncoding RNAs, and the development of new bioinformatics tools.
This position works in a laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological and chemical hazards.Â The individual must be physically able to wear protective equipment and to provide standard care to research animals.
Graduate degree in biology, bioinformatics, computational biology,Â or related field with a solid background in programming and statistics.
Comfortable working on UNIX/Linux operating system, program with Perl and/or Python, and familiar with statistical analysis packages (SAS, R, or Bioconductor).
Demonstrated abilities with the Microsoft Office Suite.
Familiar with bioinformatics tools and genomics databases.
Previous experience in cancer genomics.
Evaluation and design of experimental plans for sequencing-based projects studying the genetic basis of cancer.
Implementation and development of automated pipelines to analyze high throughput sequencing data.
Integration of genetic and epigenetic changes in cancer including mutations, gene expression data, epigenetic modification, copy number and structural variation.
Integrated pathway and gene network analysis related to cancer.
Self-motivated, eager to acquire new knowledge and skills on a regular basis, and demonstrate critical thinking skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret results to communicate with others and produce scientific publications.
Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Effective organization skills and ability to prioritize workload.
Candidates with prior experience in molecular biology, biochemistry, genetics and/or cell biology with at least a bachelorâ™s degree are encouraged to apply.
Base pay is commensurate with experience.The salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an 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.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
Washington University is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment â“ fostering respect for all and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Individuals with a commitment to these values are encouraged to apply.
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