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Opportunity: BIOINFORMATICS Associate Research Scientist (#30554) @ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital--Memphis, TN (US)
Submitted by St. Jude Human Resources; posted on Wednesday, May 09, 2012
BACKGROUND:
Bioinformatics Associate Research Scientist
Memphis, TN

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is a premier center for research and treatment of potentially fatal childhood diseases, including cancer and certain blood, genetic, and immunodeficiency disorders. The hospital's mission is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. St. Jude is dedicated to providing unsurpassed patient care and to advancing the health of children through biomedical research.

Currently, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has an opening for a Bioinformatics Associate Research Scientist (Job Number 30554).

RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Bioinformatics Associate Research Scientist in the Computational Biology Department participates in method development, data analysis, statistical analysis, experimental and analytical design, and data management for large-scale cancer genomics studies. Participates in collaborative research with interdepartmental investigators and communicate and discuss with investigators on analytical process and results. Actively participates in the computational biology group's independent research. Responsible for or assists in preparing and submitting manuscripts for publication. Contributes ideas to automate or improve existing analysis methods. Assists with establishing and documenting protocols or best practices for common research tasks. Ensures that efficient and prompt response is provided to the SJCRH investigators.

REQUIREMENTS:
PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Science, Bioinformatics or related field required. PhD which must include research related to bioinformatics (such as analysis of sequence data, SNPs, methylation, or biological pathways; development of algorithms, statistical methods, or scientific software); OR if PhD with no bioinformatics research, then two (2) years of pre-or postdoctoral experience in Computational Biology or Bioinformatics research is required.

Experience with programming languages such as Perl, C, or Java required.

Preferred skills: Prior experience on competitive large-scale genomic project, algorithm development, and training in mathematics, physics or statistics is highly desired. Knowledge of SQL, training in next-generation sequence analysis, knowledge of molecular genetics, cancer biology, population genetics, medical, scientific, and technical terminology used in medical research is preferred. Experience in project management and basic knowledge of the concepts underlying relational database structure and design is also a plus.

COMPENSATION:
St. Jude offers a positive working culture, professional advancement, & competitive compensation.

HOW TO APPLY:
Qualified applicants may apply for this position or others via our online process at http://www.stjude.org/jobs

POLICY:
St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace.

Candidates receiving offers of employment will be subject to pre-employment drug testing and background checks.

http://www.stjude.org/jobs

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