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Opportunity: BIOINFORMATIC Analyst, Cancer Biology (#54131) @ GlaxoSmithKline--Collegeville, PA (US)
Submitted by Caretha Creasy; posted on Tuesday, June 30, 2009
RESPONSIBILITIES:
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) is a world leading research-based pharmaceutical company. The Cancer Epigenetics Discovery Performance Unit (DPU) within Cancer Research is seeking a highly motivated scientist to make critical contributions to drug target and biomarker discovery utilizing computational and bioinformatics approaches. This scientist will be part of multidisciplinary teams working to discover medicines for the treatment of cancer. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing key bioinformatics support to the unit by integrating, and mining public and propriety genomic data, investigating pathways/networks through pathway mapping and literature analysis, and developing/applying innovative data analysis capabilities.

REQUIREMENTS:
- Ph.D. in molecular or cellular biology, bioinformatics, computational biology, or a related field.
- A publication record demonstrating ability to successfully utilize bioinformatic approaches.
- A scientific background and interest in cancer genetics and/or cancer biology.
- Experience with in-depth analysis and processing of genomic data (e.g. expression, copy number, mutation, and epigenetic technologies) and the application to drug target and/or biomarker identification.
- Knowledge and experience utilizing commercially available computational and genomics tools/databases especially those utilized in the field of cancer research (e.g. GeneGo, Oncomine, Array Studio).
- Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner to a multi-disciplinary team in both written and verbal form.
- Ability and desire to work as part of a matrix team, and with commercial and academic collaborators.
- Adept at managing multiple priorities in an efficient and organized manner.

This exceptionally talented individual is expected to have a solid understanding of cancer biology, broad knowledge of translational cancer research particularly with respect to genetic and genomic technologies, to be adept at working with large genomic data sets, and to demonstrate creative problem solving abilities.

PREFERENCES:
- Direct knowledge of the drug discovery and/or development process.
- Experience conducting bench-based scientific research in molecular or cellular biology.
- Experience with clinical data and statistical methods.
- Scripting skills for data manipulation.

SALARY & COMPENSATION:
GlaxoSmithKline is dedicated to an innovative workplace and supports you with career long opportunities and learning. We offer a competitive benefits and compensation package designed to attract and retain the very best.

HOW TO APPLY:
For confidential consideration and efficient processing, please apply on line at: http://www.gsk.com/careers/ Req #54131. Developing talent through equality of opportunity, M/F/D/V.

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