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Opportunity: Bioinformatics Research Scientist (#31742) @ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- Memphis, TN (US)
Submitted by Joanna Jones; posted on Thursday, September 19, 2013
BACKGROUND:
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, founded by the late entertainer Danny Thomas, is one of the world's premier centers for the research and treatment of pediatric cancer and other catastrophic childhood diseases. St. Jude is the first and only pediatric cancer center to be designated as a Comprehensive Cancer Center by the National Cancer Institute. Children from all 50 states and from around the world have come through the doors of St. Jude for treatment, and thousands more around the world have benefited from the research conducted at St. Jude - research that is shared freely with the global medical community. St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer research center where families never pay for treatments that are not covered by insurance. No child is denied treatment because of a family's inability to pay.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Bioinformatics Research Scientist in the Proteomics Department leads the development and application of proteomics software to analyze proteomics data. Identifies and quantifies proteins and posttranslational modifications based on large-scale mass spectrometry raw data. Focuses on experimental design, data processing, statistical analysis, database development, data visualization, data storage and distribution. Participate in writing and publishing new algorithms. Trains investigators and new users to use bioinformatics tools in the disease, biotechnology, and statistical fields. May act as project manager of designated research computing applications. Provides project oversight, scientific advice, programming support, or other necessary input to achieve established objectives. Ensures that efficient and prompt help is provided to the SJCRH investigators. (MJP)

REQUIREMENTS:
PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, or related field plus four (4) years of postdoctoral and/or job experience in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics research required.

Experience in mass spectrometry-based proteomics, programming languages (Perl, C, C++, or Java), biostatistics, as well as productive graduate and postdoctoral training (indicated by first-author papers in peer-reviewed journals) preferred.

PREFERENCES:
Preferred Skills: experience in computer hardware, computer cluster, biological pathways, DNA microarray, and comparative genomics data analysis.

LOCALE:
262 Danny Thomas Place
Memphis, Tennessee 38105

HOW TO APPLY:
Please apply using the below link and searching for job number 31742:

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