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    Opportunity: Scientist -- Bioinformatics @ City of Hope -- Monrovia, CA (US)
    Submitted by Amber Lung; posted on Monday, January 21, 2019


    Thank you for your interest. Please note, the purpose of this posting is to recruit for on-going and future Staff Scientist and Postdoctoral Fellow positions.

    About City of Hope:
    City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

    Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

    Position Summary:
    The Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope is looking for a talented Staff Scientist and Postdoctoral Fellow. This Bioinformatics Scientist will work in a team environment studying tumor heterogeneity using whole genome sequencing and single cell sequencing approaches, among others. The project will focus on our funded NIH Cancer Systems Biology Consortium ( program at City of Hope and provide exciting opportunities to engage with top scientists and cutting edge genomic research.

    For more information about Dr. Bild's research, please visit:


    Key responsibilities include:
    • The scientist will analyze high throughput sequencing data for detection of tumor heterogeneity and subclonal populaitons using WGS (for reference, please read:, as well as subclonal phenotype and pathway activity using single cell sequencing data.
    • He/she will assist with managing, analyzing, and interpreting genomics data from patient cohorts in order to understand why cancer progresses with resistant tumor clones that emerge during therapy.
    • The successful candidate will contribute to the development data workflow processes and pipelines.
    • He/she will also have the opportunity to assist in training investigators and new users to use bioinformatics applications and databases.


    Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
    • A Ph.D. degree in life or biomedical sciences, or a related discipline is required.
    • Demonstrated ability to solve biologically-relevant problems requiring novel applications of exploratory data analysis and analyze data of high complexity by applying sound statistical and commonly accepted bioinformatics methods to -omics data with a collaborative project team
    • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
    • Proficient in scripting languages (python, perl) and proficient with R
    • Knowledge of hardware including server


    • Experience in NGS data analysis is desirable.


    Monrovia, California


    Submit application here –[...]ng=en


    Recruitment ongoing until filled

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