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    Opportunity: Bioinformatician @ Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute -- Port St Lucie, FL (US)
    Submitted by Jill Hacket; posted on Friday, November 08, 2013


    At VGTI Florida, we are committed to discovering innovative therapies and vaccines to improve human health. It is ultimately the talent of the individuals we recruit that determines our success and our state-of-the-art technologies and resources that enable individuals to realize this success. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in research. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits but also work in an environment noted for community involvement, intellectual excitement, and natural beauty.


    The Bioinformatician works with internal and external customers in conjunction with the Collaborative Genomics Core to analyze and report from high-throughput experiments including microarray, mRNA-seq microRNA-seq, DNA-seqs and functional validation experiments such as QPCR. The Bioinformatician's responsibilities will include statistical design of experiments, analysis and reporting, and assembly of figures for manuscript preparation.

    • Supporting scientists by assessing their bioinformatics needs and defining proper informatics solution(s)
    • Assist in all phases of analysis from data processing and quality control through final analytical results
    • Prepare microarray data analysis and reporting
    • Prepare sequencing analysis and complete reporting to facilitate analysis
    • Assist with working with computational tools for the exploration of high-dimensionality datasets and test statistical models
    • Work with researchers to translate these models and analyze data from experiments
    • Help develop toolsets and bioinformatics applications that embed analysis methodologies to internal and external collaborator
    • Train in the analysis of biomedical research data using descriptive statistics and inference tests
    • Training and work in statistical programming using R-script.


    Minimum Qualifications:
    • 2+ years' of work experience in Bioinformatics/Statistics/Math or related field or equivalent education such as an MS or Ph.D.
    • Working experience in at least one scripting language such as Perl, Python or Java, training in formal programming languages an asset.
    • 1+ years' work experience with Linux
    • Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment
    • Proficiency in SAS (JMP) programming is a preferred
    • MS in Bioinformatics or its equivalent related field or equivalent related experience


    All interested candidates are encouraged to apply here:


    VGTI Florida is an EEO/AAP Institution committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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