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    Opportunity: Bioinformatician II @ The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) -- Phoenix, AZ (US)
    Submitted by Brady Young; posted on Thursday, September 26, 2019


    The Comparative and Rare Oncology Lab focuses on studying the landscapes of naturally occurring canine cancer to inform on treatments for use in the dog and in human disease. In addition the lab has a significant program studying a rare pediatric ovarian cancer centered on novel therapies and discoveries.


    A mid- to advanced-level bioinformatic professional will work on multiple cancer related projects analyzing biomedical data by developing/applying software and computational biology/statistical methods covering a wide-variety of bioinformatic areas. To provide quality control measures and feedback towards scientific research data and novel computational/software methods, lead/provide large-scale bioinformatics analysis with minimal supervision and actively follow latest trends in biomedical data analysis/methods to provide effective bioinformatics expertise leading towards data analysis, mining, interpretation, research planning, and scientific discoveries.

    Implementation, application, customization of available/known informatics resources and scientific software/data sources in common programming languages/platforms for research support. Visualization/compilation of results, facilitating generally defined routine data processing/migration/organization/management tasks, and building project specific workflows implementing automated analysis steps.

    Following scientific literature/manuscripts, investigating new biomedical data processing methods, trends, technologies, and paradigms relevant to cancer informatics, providing feedback towards scientific findings and contributing towards manuscripts/grants/research proposals and research planning. Attending/contributing to/presenting at internal/external scientific meetings/conferences.

    Managing multiple bioinformatics collaborations/projects, mentoring junior staff. Strategic planning, organization, management, organization, utilization, optimization of existing and future bioinformatics resources, skills, and needs.


    • Either Bachelor's degree and 7+ years job related experience or Master's degree and 5+ years job related experience
    • Bachelor's/Masters/PhD in Bioinformatics/Computer Science/Bioengineering/Computational Biology or related field


    • Proven experience in academic/industrial applied research environment in biomedical data analysis
    • Experience in software development in multiple programming languages, such as Perl/C++/C/Python/Java, and derivatives and applying software and database resources for custom analysis and building workflows
    • Experience with Linux/UNIX/Mac OS X based systems, developing shell scripts/command-line interface, demonstrable experience in large-scale data analysis and utilization of high-performance computing systems, parallel programming
    • Formal training/experience in analyzing gene expression, genotyping, sequencing, CGH, phylogeny, proteomics, or in specific field needed by the duties, and various biomedical databases
    • Experience with scientific computing and data visualization tools, such as MATLAB, R, etc., and understanding of intermediate level of statistics
    • Excellent communication skills and strong drive to interact with researchers carrying out cutting-edge biomedical research
    • Experience in software engineering, such as version control (CVS/SVN), backup, documentation, testing, validation
    • Ability to follow/understand/investigate scientific literature and relevant bioinformatics technologies
    • Proven experience in understanding/implementing computational algorithms, statistical methods, custom biomedical data analysis Keen attention to detail, proven analytical and problem-solving abilities, working both independently and in a team-oriented, collaborative environment interacting with multiple researchers on multiple projects


    Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a Phoenix, Arizona-based non-profit organization dedicated to conducting groundbreaking research with life changing results. TGen is focused on helping patients with neurological disorders, cancer, diabetes, and infectious diseases, through cutting edge translational research (the process of rapidly moving research towards patient benefit). TGen physicians and scientists work to unravel the genetic components of both common and rare complex diseases in adults and children. Working with collaborators in the scientific and medical communities literally worldwide, TGen makes a substantial contribution to help our patients through efficiency and effectiveness of the translational process. TGen is affiliated with City of Hope, a world-renowned independent research and cancer and diabetes treatment center: This precision medicine affiliation enables both institutes to complement each other in research and patient care, with City of Hope providing a significant clinical setting to advance scientific discoveries made by TGen. For more information, visit:


    If you are interested in seeing the most up to date job listings or to apply for this position, please go to and submit your resume. Please take a moment to read about our employee benefits and learn more about TGen. If you have any questions about the company or how to apply for a position, please contact hr[at]

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