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    Opportunity: Bioinformatician @ University of Chicago -- Chicago, IL (US)
    Submitted by Jorge Andrade, PhD.; posted on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

    BACKGROUND

    Genomic and Molecular Pathology is a new and rapidly growing Division within the Department of Pathology at the University of Chicago. Within the Division, a new laboratory is being established to develop next-generation sequencing (NGS) clinical testing services in a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified setting. Clinical tests under development cover a range of genomic and molecular pathology practice, with an initial emphasis on personalized tumor profiling assays. The Division also includes traditional molecular pathology, a cytogenetics/FISH laboratory and a translational research lab. The Division is looking for individuals who will contribute their skills in a fast-paced cutting edge environment and will leverage state-of-the-art technologies to deliver innovative and exciting solutions for clinicians and clinical investigators.

    This position is being recruited in conjunction with the Center for Research Informatics. The BSD's Center for Research Informatics (CRI) is a new and rapidly growing organization whose mission is to provide the informatics resources and services to BSD faculty to enable them to conduct research of the highest scientific merit and to advance the state of the art of clinical informatics, translational informatics, and bioinformatics. The CRI is also dedicated to research, education, and training in informatics.

    We are looking for individuals who will contribute their skills in a fast-paced cutting edge environment and will be leveraging state-of-the-art technologies to deliver innovative and exciting solutions for researchers.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Design and implement bioinformatics pipelines to support clinical NGS assays, and to assist with validation and statistical analysis of data as needed for clinical validation and service. Other responsibilities include clinical database management and integration with hospital laboratory information systems. Significant opportunities for collaborative research in translational genomics, as the Division supports its own translational research laboratory and will be involved in multiple clinical trials related to NGS and other genomic methodologies.

    Position jointly overseen by the Division of Genomic and Molecular Pathology and by the University's Center for Research Informatics, but under a formal agreement that the position will entail full time dedicated work for the Division of Genomic and Molecular Pathology. All projects will be related to clinical service and translational research, and will mainly include support for high throughput genomic technologies.

    Services may include developing and implementing software methodologies and computational tools as needed by project, keeping abreast of industry trends and new technologies and recommending potential solutions based on the latest technical developments. May also devise or modify procedures to solve complex problems and work at a high technical level in all phases of bioinformatics support activities. Executes, tests and rolls out project specific solutions.

    Ensures projects are managed in a timely and efficient manner and is appropriately documented. Provides follow up support services after initial project completion.

    REQUIREMENTS

    • PhD degree in Bioinformatics, the Biological Sciences, Computer Science, or a related field required.
    • A minimum of seven years of related research experience required.
    • A minimum of two years of experience in the field of bioinformatics required.
    • Experience in the bioinformatics of Next Generation sequencing technologies required.
    • Experience using languages such as Java, Perl, Python, R or PHP required.
    • Experience with Linux and/or Unix required.
    • Basic knowledge of molecular biology required.
    • Basic knowledge of statistics required.

    PREFERENCES

    • Experience in employing high performance computing to solve parallelizable compute problems preferred.
    • Experience providing bioinformatics services or other service roles preferred.
    • Experience in project management preferred.

    LOCALE

    Campus - Hyde Park

    COMPENSATION

    Depends on Qualifications

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please visit jobopportunities.uchicago.edu/appl[...]20691

    POLICY

    The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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