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    Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Analyst II, Center for Genetics and Therapeutics @ National Jewish Health--Denver, CO (US)
    Submitted by Mary Tee; posted on Wednesday, July 06, 2011

    BACKGROUND

    National Jewish Health is known worldwide for treatment of patients with respiratory, immune and related disorders, and for groundbreaking medical research. Founded in 1899 as a nonprofit hospital, National Jewish Health provides the best integrated and innovative care for patients and their families; seeks to understand and find cures for the diseases we research; and educates and trains the next generation of healthcare professionals to be leaders in medicine and science. We pursue this vision by pioneering individualized medicine programs which embrace the paradigm shift from reactive medicine to proactive, personalized healthcare. For 12 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has ranked National Jewish Health the No. 1 respiratory hospital in the nation. Scholarly publisher Thomson Scientific has ranked National Jewish Health among the 25 most influential research institutions in the world in its areas of focus.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Provide advanced bioinformatics support to the Center for Genes, Environment, and Health, and the National Jewish Health Non-Tuberculous Mycobacterial (NTM) Center of Excellence. Participate in programming and data processing to support the analysis of next generation sequencing, microarray, phylogenetic comparisons, and analysis of other data generated by projects aimed at understanding the genetic characteristics of respiratory pathogens and disease.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Knowledge and Skills:
    Proven experience using bioinformatics to analyze high-throughput genomic data. Experience in high-throughput data analysis and familiarity with widely used genomic databases and software. Experience in utility programming (C Shell, Perl, BioPerl, JAVA, R, and other languages) in a Linux environment, as well as designing, developing, and programming databases (Oracle, MySQL). Must be able to use independent judgment and advanced problem solving. Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills. Experience with microbial genomic data analysis.

    Education:
    Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and/or life sciences required. Masters of Science degree or PhD in Bioinformatics, computer science and/or life sciences preferred.

    Experience:
    A minimum of (3) three years recent and related experience is required.

    Required skills and qualifications:
    • General shell scripting knowledge and experience working in UNIX and LINUX environments, particularly with large text files and genomic information
    • Demonstrated knowledge and programming experience in VB, .NET, PERL, C++, and/or Java, and willing to pick up new programming languages as necessary.
    • Experience working and programming in Windows and Linux environments
    • Experience creating and maintaining in-house SQL relational databases, and working with and extracting information from public databases such as NCBI and UCSC genome databases
    • Familiarity and working knowledge with standard bioinformatics tools, packages, algorithms, and databases
    • Familiarity with statistical analysis methods and tools for bioinformatics
    • Experience in a wet lab environment is a plus
    • Experience working with and analyzing large-scale biological datasets including next generation sequencing data
    • Strong interest and motivation to patent and publish findings
    • Passion to work in an environment where discoveries need to get translated into molecular diagnostics tests
    • Excellent team playing and communications skills
    • Ability to deliver results in defined time frames and to manage and organize multiple priorities

    LOCALE

    Denver, Colorado

    COMPENSATION

    Benefits:
    National Jewish offers a complete benefits package to eligible employees including: Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage; 403(b) Retirement Plan; Flexible Spending Accounts; Life Insurance; Long-Term Disability Coverage; Long-Term Care Coverage; Employee Assistance Program; Tuition Reimbursement (after 6 months of employment); Legal Plan; Free Parking

    HOW TO APPLY

    For consideration, please complete an application online in its entirety at www.njccareers.org.

    POLICY

    Important Notes:
    A cornerstone in the Denver healthcare community, National Jewish Health is a non-profit, non-sectarian institution.

    National Jewish Health is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and we are committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/AA/M/F/Disabled/Vet/Tobacco Free Campus.

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