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    Opportunity: Bioinformatics Research Scientist @ St. Jude Children's Research Hospital -- Memphis, TN (US)
    Submitted by John Stukenborg; posted on Thursday, November 04, 2021



    The Department of Computational Biology is seeking a highly motivated Bioinformatics Research Scientist to lead genomic variant analysis as part of the pediatric cancer genomic portal development. The candidate will be responsible for developing analytical pipelines to annotate genomic variants including those that are in the non-coding regions for assessing their potential pathogenicity by integrating genetic, transcriptomic, and epigenetic data. This position will be working within the biomedical data visualization team led by Dr. Xin Zhou.

    Candidates with a strong background in bioinformatics, computational biology, and cancer genomics are highly encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will have excellent critical thinking, data management and programming skills. Experience in multi-omics analysis including epigenetic data is highly desirable.

    Recognized as a world leader in pediatric cancer genomics, the St. Jude Computational Biology department has developed state-of-art computational algorithms, well-established analytical pipelines, and deep data analysis expertise with a track record of high-impact publications in top-tier biomedical journals such as Nature, NEJM, Nature Genetics and Nature Methods. The department provides a highly interactive environment with projects involving basic and clinical research collaborators, access to high performance computing clusters, cloud computing environment, innovative visualization tools, highly automated analytical pipelines and teamwork with scientists who have deep experience in data analysis, data management and delivery of high-quality results for highly competitive projects.


    Bioinformatics Research Scientist:
    • Seven (7) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required
    • Five (5) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master's degree
    • Two (2) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a PhD
    Lead Bioinformatics Analyst:
    • Six (6) years of relevant experience is required.
    • Four (4) years of relevant experience may be acceptable with a Master's degree.
    • No experience may be acceptable with a PHD in Computer Science or Bioinformatics, with a background in the biological sciences.
    • Experience in programming (Python, Java, C/C++, perl or other programming/scripting languages) under linux/unix environment is required.
    • Experience with and the ability to deal with a wide range of users is required.
    • Experience of independent data analyses and project management is required.


    This position is located in Memphis, TN, and relocation assistance is available.


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