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    Events: Invitation to 2016 NGBT International Conference
    Submitted by Srijith V M; posted on Wednesday, June 29, 2016

    October 3-5, 2016
    Cochin, India
    www.sgrfconferences.org/2016/NGBT/

    The meeting is organized by SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF), Chennai, India and is jointly hosted with the Centre for the Commercialization of Antibodies and Biologics (CCAB), Toronto, Canada; Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR Biology Department), Mumbai, India; and Institute of Bioinformatics (IOB), Bengaluru, India. This is the sixth international conference that is hosted by SGRF Conferences, the educational outreach arm of SciGenom Research Foundation (SGRF), setup to promote science research and education in India/Asia Pacific region. You can find additional information about the meeting at the 2016 conference website over the next few weeks.

    The 2016 conference will showcase and promote application of next-gen sequencing and genomics technologies for basic and translational science in all areas of biology including human genetics, drug discovery, clinical medicine, biomarkers, diagnostics, animal, plant and agricultural sciences. The 2016 meeting will feature drug discovery as a major meeting theme. We expect over 500 delegates. The conference, as in the past, is designed to provide a forum for scientists and students to share their work, build new connections and explore collaborations.

    We are glad to announce that 2016 NGBT Conference provides the opportunity to apply for Travel Awards, Meeting Scholarship and Genomics Project Grant.

    BACKGROUND

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    The Dana-Farber Cancer Institute seeks a Front-End Software Engineer to help build open-source software for precision (or "personalized") cancer medicine. Our platforms are focused on mining of cancer genomic data sets, understanding resistance to targeted therapy, and enabling precision medicine initiatives at DFCI.

    REQUIREMENTS

    The Front-End Software Engineer is an exceptional candidate who has extensive web application development experience and a passion for open-source software development.

    Required Skills:
    • Bachelor's degree or Master's Degree in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology or a related field
    • 3+ years of front-end web application experience
    • Expert knowledge of Javascript and Angular JS
    • Data visualization in D3
    • User interaction design and data visualization
    • Expert knowledge of HTML and CSS
    • Portfolio of web application work including Angular JS
    • Active github/bitbucket account which demonstrates passion and coding abilities
    • Strong interest in contributing to biological research with clinical applications
    • Experience in modern software development technologies, including distributed versioning systems, continuous integration, and Agile programming practices
    The candidate must demonstrate outstanding personal initiative and the ability to work effectively as part of a team. Ability to meet deadlines and efficiently multitask is a must.

    PREFERENCES

    Desirable skills: Previous experience in bioinformatics is highly desirable, but not required.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Include a short description of your interest with your resume / CV.

    Apply Here: www.Click2apply.net/xd85fpcn9k

    POLICY

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

    BACKGROUND

    DiaTech Holdings is an emerging oncology focused biotechnology company specializing in cutting edge technologies utilizing molecular based clinical assays to generate actionable data for improved patient outcomes. We are currently focused on the MiCK (Micro Culture Kinetic assay), CEER (Collaborative Enzyme Enhanced Reactive-immunoassay), and flow cytometer technology platforms in support of our In Vitro Diagnostic (IVD) product development, FDA clinical validation studies and biopharma collaborative projects.

    Position Overview:
    This is a field based position.

    In this role, you will collaborate with multiple functional areas to make significant contributions to Diatech's research, development and clinical programs by bringing your computation expertise to bear on development and application of state of the art proteomics platforms to the creation of clinically actionable information in oncology. You will have the opportunity to work with experts in a wide range of disciplines including biology, computational sciences and translational medicine in tight knit cross-functional teams. You will be intellectually challenged and have an opportunity to participate in development of multiple predictive clinical diagnostic tests.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Essential Job Functions:
    • Be the point person for various computational needs that arise on pre-clinical and clinical stage projects run by cross-functional teams consisting of research biologists, instrumentation experts, biostatisticians and clinical scientists
    • In close collaboration with experimental scientists review and create experimental designs to answer complex questions related to biological, analytical and clinical parameters
    • Understand complex biological phenomena that are relevant to characterization of disease of interest. Design robust approaches to quantify biological signals that serve as inputs to predictive modeling of clinical outcomes. Present objectives, rationale and characteristics of the quantification methods to non-computational audience.
    • Design and execute data processing workflows on various projects and use your programming skills to efficiently manage these workflows
    • Understand recurring patterns for data processing steps and work with software engineers and lab scientist to create robust automation tools built into Diatech's software systems
    • Perform a variety of data analysis tasks ranging from discovering biomarkers, quantifying assay variance and developing multi-variate predictive models for clinical applications
    • Contribute to development of study protocols, statistical analysis plans and reports
    • Explore, evaluate, and implement novel approaches and data analysis methods for interpreting biological experiments and improving processes
    • Present proposals and findings within and beyond your team.

    REQUIREMENTS

    Education/Experience:
    • A PhD with strong background in computational biology, biostatistics, bioinformatics, computer science, data science or related field
    • Experience in an industrial setting is a plus
    • Knowledge of molecular and cellular biology and experience working with biological data
    • Knowledge of statistical and machine learning techniques
    • Proficiency with popular statistical packages such as R
    • Proficiency with Python
    • Understanding of database systems (e,g, Postgres)
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office tools
    • Proficiency with Visual analytics tools like Tableau, Spotfire
    Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
    • Must be a self-starter
    • Very strong interpersonal skills and a track record of success in team-oriented environments
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • Ability to define data-driven solutions to complex scientific problems and a strong desire to find answers in the data
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
    • Comfortable in a fast-paced small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities.
    • Ability to analyze complex problems.
    • Ability to work after hours as needed.
    • Ability and willingness to travel occasionally

    LOCALE

    Offices in Nashville (Franklin), TN and San Diego, CA – This is a field based position.

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please send resume/CV to careers[at]diatech-oncology.com

    POLICY
    This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Employee may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the organization. DiaTech Holdings Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity

    BACKGROUND

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute brings together world renowned clinicians, innovative researchers and dedicated professionals, allies in the common mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS and related diseases. Combining extremely talented people with the best technologies in a genuinely positive environment, we provide compassionate and comprehensive care to patients of all ages; we conduct research that advances treatment; we educate tomorrow's physician/researchers; we reach out to underserved members of our community; and we work with amazing partners, including other Harvard Medical School-affiliated hospitals.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    Design and develop analysis systems, data visualization and web services in support of basic and translational research projects. You will design, develop and deploy new and existing systems; work closely with researchers to obtain user requirements; propose software architecture, algorithms and project plans; and perform in-depth evaluation of data and information to solve complex problems. Stay updated on new software technologies and apply them to real life biological and clinical problems. You will engage in document planning, design, and issue resolution and plan project requirements.

    REQUIREMENTS

    We are looking for an experienced and versatile Software Engineer to work within the new cBio Center at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in the area of biological data and information tools applied to basic biological research, cancer genomics and potential clinical translation.

    Desired Skills:
    • Strong interest in contributing to biological research with clinical applications
    • Bachelor's degree or higher in computer science or related field
    • Substantial experience in software development
    • Prior involvement or interest in bioinformatics or cancer genomics domain a plus
    • Experience in frontend web development and at least one modern Javascript library / framework, e.g., Angular, JQuery, or D3
    • Experience in backend development, e.g., Python, Java, Spring, SQL, NoSQL
    • Interest in interaction design, e.g., material design, visualization of Big data
    • Cloud computing experience, e.g., AWS, Google Compute
    • Experience in modern software development technologies, including distributed versioning systems, continuous integration, and Agile programming practices
    • Ability to handle a variety of tasks, effectively solve problems with numerous and complex variables, and be able to shift priorities flexibly
    • Ability and desire to work collaboratively in a creative team
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

    HOW TO APPLY

    Apply Here: www.Click2apply.net/whrf3mnt9k

    POLICY

    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is an equal opportunity employer and affirms the right of every qualified applicant to receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, disability, age, ancestry, military service, protected veteran status, or other groups as protected by law.

    BACKGROUND

    Pharmacyclics, an AbbVie Company, based in Sunnyvale, CA represents the single largest acquisition AbbVie has ever made, and is key to AbbVie's corporate strategy to add another very significant growth platform and diversification. Pharmacyclics will be run as a semi-autonomous, fully integrated operating unit of AbbVie, with all functions including among others Commercial, R&D and Manufacturing. The integration into AbbVie should be minimally disruptive for Pharmacyclics; hence the identity, structures and relative independence will be minimally adapted at this time. The new President of Pharmacyclics is Erik von Borcke, currently a senior executive with AbbVie who has relocated to the Sunnyvale Area and reports to the Chairman and CEO of AbbVie, Rick Gonzalez.

    General Position Summary/Purpose:
    • Help develop, maintain, and refine bioinformatics workflows and analytical tools for preclinical and clinical biomarker data analysis.
    • Practical knowledge of bioinformatics tools and resources, experience with next generation sequencing (NGS) data, various high-throughput omics analysis pipeline development, and background in genomics and molecular biology is a plus.
    • As a member of our bioinformatics group working with other research scientists and clinicians in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment to support biological discoveries, biomarker investigations and translational medicine.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    • Working with standard bioinformatics tools, visualization packages, and omics databases/annotations resources
    • Automating, refining and implementing the processing and analysis of large data sets (especially for high dimensional integrative omics analyses), including data cleaning and harmonization
    • Helping to developing and using bioinformatics pipelines to prepare and analyze data
    • Helping in designing, developing, and maintaining databases for scientific and commercial applications
    • Analyzing and working with NGS data, ideally whole genome and exome sequence data
    • Interpreting and translating data to biological knowledge
    • Presentation in internal group meetings

    REQUIREMENTS

    Candidates will need to be highly organized, flexible and motivated. Qualified candidates will have 1) a MS degree plus at least three years of directly relevant experience in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistical Genetics/Genomics or a related discipline, 2) demonstrated fluency in UNIX/Linux computing (5+ years), 3) a proficiency in R programming (a must), familiarity with OmicSoft ArraySuite, and a scripting language such as Python is a plus (5+ years), 4) a demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic work environment, and 5) good oral and written communication skills. The successful candidate will play a key role in the day-to-day, hands-on performance of various high dimensional data oriented tasks. Candidate must be able to work independently and as a teamworker in the group. Keeping detailed written records and good computer programming practice are essential. Prior industry experience is a plus.

    Education Requirements (degree, certifications, etc.):
    MS in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Statistical Genetics/Genomics, Computer Science, Statistics/Biostatistics or related field with molecular biology background and/or relevant industry experience preferred. Pharmacyclics, LLC is an EEO employer; principals need only apply.

    LOCALE

    Sunnyvale, CA

    HOW TO APPLY

    Please apply via this link: chm.tbe.taleo.net/chm0[...]=1538

     

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