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

    BACKGROUND

    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 (csbconsortium.org) 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: www.cityofhope.org/andrea-bild.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    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: www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29093439), 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.

    REQUIREMENTS

    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

    PREFERENCES

    • Experience in NGS data analysis is desirable.

    LOCALE

    Monrovia, California

    HOW TO APPLY

    Submit application here – aa067.taleo.net/care[...]ng=en

    DEADLINE

    Recruitment ongoing until filled

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