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    Opportunity: Bioinformatics Analyst/Scientist @ ACGT, Inc. -- Wheeling, IL (US)
    Submitted by David Cook; posted on Tuesday, September 10, 2013

    BACKGROUND

    ACGT, Inc., a DNA sequencing and molecular biology service provider located in the north Chicago suburbs, has a position available for a Bioinformatics Analyst. We seek an enthusiastic and experienced bioinformatics scientist who is comfortable with large data sets, rapid development and a variety of scripting languages, tools, and programming languages.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Perform basic and advanced analysis on data produced from next generation sequencing systems (DNA-seq, RNA-seq, metagenomics, ChIP-seq, etc.) as well as genotyping and gene expression microarrays.
    • Develop, improve, modify, and operate data analysis pipelines.
    • Experience in de novo sequence analysis, re-sequencing, RNA-Seq.
    • Develop software or use current open source software in conducting data analysis for NGS and microarray datasets at basic and advanced levels.
    • Work closely with experimental researchers to generate/provide analysis reports, project reports and perform requested custom analysis etc.

    REQUIREMENTS

    M.S. degree or Ph.D. bioinformatics, biostatistics or related field with appropriate experience in developing software or the equivalent in experience and education with 2 -5 years experience in bioinformatics.

    PREFERENCES

    • Strong bioinformatics analysis/scripting experience including proficiency with a scripting language (e.g. Perl). Experience in working in a Linux/UNIX environment and experience with cluster computing is a plus.
    • Experience in software design.
    • Experience with the relevant sequence analysis tools/best practices.
    • Experience with setting up and analyzing Illumina platform NGS datasets; large scale data analysis and sequence assembly and annotation experience is a plus.
    • Knowledge, background, or experience in molecular biology and microbiology.
    • The successful candidate will be able to prioritize and balance multiple projects to meet timelines.

    TERMS

    Salaried, full-time

    LOCALE

    Wheeling, Illinois (north suburb of Chicago)

    COMPENSATION

    Competitive pay, excellent benefits (medical & dental PPO plan and 401K plan).

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please send cover letter and resume or curriculum vitae via email to the attention of David Cook, H.R. Manager at hr[at]acgtinc.com.

    DEADLINE

    September 20, 2013

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