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    Opportunity: Bioinfomatician at the Translational Genomics Research Institute--Scottsdale, AZ (US)
    Submitted by Brady Young; posted on Wednesday, June 13, 2007

    BACKGROUND

    The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a non-profit organization focused on developing earlier diagnostics and smarter treatments.

    Translational genomics research employs innovative advances arising from the Human Genome Project and applying them to the development of diagnostics, prognostics and therapies for cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and other complex diseases.

    TGen's research program combined with scientific and clinical expertise is ready to move genomic discoveries to the clinic for the benefit and care of all….from Bench to Bedside.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    The TGen Cancer Drug Development Laboratory (CDDL) is dedicated to accelerating the drug discovery process by developing new technologies and integrated systems biology approaches in order to translate genomic data rapidly to new anti-cancer drug compounds. This position will involve the acquisition, processing and integration of both experimental and publicly available datasets to produce actionable biological hypotheses.Brief Description

    This position will involve support of cancer drug discovery and drug development research. Specific duties will include the curation and analyses of acquired gene expression, CGH, SNP, silencing RNA, drug profiling, real time image analysis, together with integration of patient clinical profiles. The successful applicant will need a basic understanding of genomics and an interest in cancer biology. The ability to process and analyze large datasets using various software applications, write programs in C, R and SQL, and, proficiency in Java and Matlab is required. A willingness to learn and work collaboratively is essential.

    Processing data for analyses and integration with various databases. The ideal candidate must be able to work independently and have good communication skills. Must be able to work as part of a team in experimental design protocols. Emphasis is placed on accurate and organized data mining and tracking. Training will be provided in innovative technologies to provide basic understanding of the datasets. Must be reliable and able to work off hours on occasion. Must be able to effectively communicate and work collaboratively with Bioinformaticians and computational biologists within TGen. Must be effective in presenting results in public conferences, be able to publish in peer-reviewed journals, and apply for grants and contracts.
    Job Requirements

    REQUIREMENTS

    Must have a PhD in the field of computational biology or related sciences from an accredited university with relevant dissertation and publication.

    TERMS:
    TBD

    LOCALE:
    Scottsdale, Arizona

    COMPENSATION:
    TBD

    HOW TO APPLY

    If you are interested in applying for the job listed below, please go to www.tgen.org/about/careers.cfm and submit your resume for this position (IRC822). Please take a moment to read about our employee benefits and learn more about TGen. If you have any questions about the company or how to post for a position, please contact tgenhr[at]tgen.org.

    Please apply to all the jobs you are interested in. Only resumes submitted through the TGen career website will be considered.

    EOE / AA

    DEADLINE:
    7/7/2007

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