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    Opportunity: Bioinformatics Engineer (Data-intensive genomics) @ Cancer Science Institute, National University of Singapore -- Singapore (SG)
    Submitted by Jason J. Pitt; posted on Thursday, August 02, 2018


    The position of Research Assistant is immediately available in the laboratory of Dr. Jason Pitt, which integrates cutting-edge data science techniques with biological expertize to facilitate novel discoveries in cancer genomics. Along with close mentorship, you will work with teams of world-class oncologists, computer scientists, and cancer bioinformaticists. In addition to gaining expertise in cancer genomics, you will enhance your abilities with Amazon Web Services, Amazon's Alexa voice recognition technology, data-intensive computing, and artificial intelligence.


    1) Develop software solutions that allow cancer researchers to perform science at scale.
    • Bioinformatics pipelines for cancer and non-cancer samples
    • Autonomic genome analysis workflows
    • Voice-activated genome interpretation assistant
    2) Coordinate the aggregation, processing, and analysis of large genomic datasets.
    3) Document code and contribute to scientific manuscript writing.


    • Bachelors or Masters degree in bioinformatics, computer science, genetics, statistics, or related fields
    • Strong Python programming skills and proficiency with Unix-based systems
    • Basic understanding of statistical inference
    • Record of creative thinking and interdisciplinary problem-solving
    • Excellent written and spoken English


    • Experience wrangling and analyzing high-throughput biological data, particularly DNA sequencing
    • Familiarity with high-performance and/or cloud computing
    • Working knowledge of databases (SQL, MySQL, noSQL, etc.)
    • Analytical experience with R


    Applications should include full curriculum vitae, publication list, and 2-3 reference letters. Please also include single page cover letter summarizing your research experience, programmatic expertise, and why this position is of interest to you.

    Dr. Jason J. Pitt
    Special Fellow
    Email: jason.j.pitt[at]

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