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    Opportunity: Lead Computational Biologist @ Versiti Blood Research Institute -- Milwaukee, WI (US)
    Submitted by Melissa Manley; posted on Thursday, May 16, 2024


    This is a Lead Computational Biologist position in the Bioinformatics Shared Resources. The staff member provide bioinformatics support for complex research projects involving multidisciplinary teamwork and collaboration, and supply support to the Scientific Director that this position reports to. The Lead Computational Biologist must have a broad understanding of key biological concepts and knowledge enabling an integrated understanding of biological data analysis as it relates to underlying biological processes. The individual can bidirectionally communicate with biologists with clarity and understanding, and then translate client objectives into approaches involving a variety of computational methodologies. In addition to the basic computational competencies, the individual will play an important role advising clients on experimental design, and coordinating with other group members on data analysis, in particular NGS sequencing data analysis and integration of multi-omics data analysis.


    • Collaborate closely with researchers to understand research objectives, suggest appropriate statistical designs consistent with meeting those goals, communicate analysis results, and facilitate interdisciplinary collaborations. Present findings at meetings, seminars, and conferences.
    • Conduct comprehensive analyses of biological data generated by researchers, including genomic, transcriptomic, epigenetic, proteomic, and metabolomic datasets. Interpret results and provide insights to researchers to support their research goals.
    • Develop, optimize, and maintain bioinformatics pipelines and workflows for processing and analyzing high-throughput sequencing data and other biological data types. Ensure pipelines are scalable, reproducible, and aligned with best practices. Keep abreast of emerging technologies, methodologies, and resources to enhance the capabilities of the Bioinformatics Core.
    • Provide training, workshops, and educational resources to researchers on bioinformatics tools, methodologies, and data analysis techniques. Foster a culture of computational literacy and empower researchers to leverage bioinformatics resources effectively.
    • Document analysis workflows, methodologies, and results in clear and complete manner.
    • Participates in publication and presentation of research
    • Coordinates and cooperatively manage resources (servers, data storage, and internet connectivity) with IT staff
    • Performs other duties as required or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties in this job classification
    • Understands and performs in accordance with all applicable regulatory and compliance requirements
    • Complies with all standard operating policies and procedures


    • PhD in bioinformatics or related field required
    • More than 2 years of relevant experience preferred, however newly graduated PhD's are also encouraged to apply.
    • Experience with the analysis and interpretation of single cell datasets preferred
    • Experience working in a bioinformatics core facility or shared resource environment, providing bioinformatics support and services to researchers


    Milwaukee, WI, USA


    Based on experience


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