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Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Associate Research Scientist (#31047) @ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- Memphis, TN (US)
Submitted by St. Jude Human Resources; posted on Thursday, March 07, 2013
BACKGROUND:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a premier center for research and treatment of potentially fatal childhood diseases, including cancer and certain blood, genetic, and immunodeficiency disorders. The hospital's mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is dedicated to providing unsurpassed patient care and to advancing the health of children through biomedical research.

Currently, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has an opening for a Bioinformatics Associate Research Scientist (Job Number 31047).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Bioinformatics Associate Research Scientist in the Computational Biology Department focuses on the development and application of innovative approaches for analyzing high-throughput, multi-dimensional genomic and epigenetic data generated from basic and clinical research groups studying pediatric cancer, gene therapy and infectious disease. The Department has a well-established track record in developing state-of-art computational methods for analyzing next-generation sequencing (NGS) data with high impact publications in the journals of Nature, Nature Genetics, Nature Methods, JAMA and Cancer Cell in the last three years. We are looking for highly motivated and talented bioinformatics scientists who are interested in working on highly competitive projects and solving challenging problems in genomic and epigenetic studies of pediatric cancer and other childhood malignancies. CompBio provides a highly collaborative teamwork environment, access to state-of-art computational infrastructure and deep experience in analyzing, managing, visualizing and delivering data and results generated from NGS technology.

The Bioinformatics Associate Research Scientist in the Computational Biology Department is expected to participate in data analysis, data visualization, statistical analysis, experimental design, and database development. Provides bioinformatics analysis for interdepartmental investigators and communicate and discuss with investigators on analytical process and results. Participates in the Computational Biology Department's independent research. Assists in preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication. Contributes ideas to automate or improve existing analysis methods. Assists with establishing and documenting protocols or best practices for common research tasks. Ensures that efficient and prompt help is provided to the SJCRH investigators.

REQUIREMENTS:
PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Bioinformatics, or related field required. PhD which must include research related to bioinformatics (such as analysis of sequence data, microarrays, SNPs, image data, proteomics data, or biological pathways; development of algorithms, statistical methods, or scientific software); OR If PhD with no bioinformatics research, then two years of pre- or postdoctoral experience in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics research is required.

Experience with programming languages such as Perl, C, or Java required.

LOCALE:
Memphis, Tennessee, United States, 38105

COMPENSATION:
St. Jude offers a positive working culture, professional advancement, & competitive compensation.

HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified applicants may apply for this position or others via our online process at http://www.stjude.org/jobs, searching under "Children's GMP Positions".

POLICY:
Candidates receiving offers of employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

http://www.stjude.org

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