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Bioinformatician

Company: University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location: Worcester
Posted on: March 30, 2024

Job Description:

Overview:GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: Under the direction of a member of the faculty, the Bioinformatician is responsible for the design, development, evaluation and iterative modification of a technical infrastructure to expedite the quantitative evaluation of data resulting from studies that are laboratory based. The position will entail the establishment and maintenance of applicable in-house bioinformatics resources and interaction with individual lab members on customized research projects, as well independent projects that are the solely computational. Responsibilities:MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Establish general bioinformatics resources for day-to-day use by members of the laboratory
  • In collaboration with a faculty member, generate customized programming solutions to improve user interaction with available bioinformatics resources
  • Assist in the implementation of programs for microarray analysis, high-throughput sequencing data analysis, cis regulatory motif identification, and multi-genome protein motif searches
  • Local establishment and customization of model organism genomic databases and tools for batch sequence analysis utilizing these resources
  • Interpret and present study results in support of laboratory members
  • Provide tabular and written summaries of approaches and analyses in a form suitable for inclusion in manuscripts or grant applications, as well as media for presentation at scientific meetings
  • Develop and implement custom bioinformatics programming solutions in collaboration with lab as necessary
  • Coordinate and collaborate with other research computing expertise at the Medical School as necessary
  • Participate in conference calls and data management meetings as needed
  • Perform other duties as required. Qualifications:REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
    • BS in computer science or a related discipline
    • 0-1 year of related experience
    • Strong background in statistical methodology, software languages and computer systems (Perl, C++, R, MySQL, etc.)
    • Experience in writing basic search algorithms and the ability to generate new algorithms and programs for custom data manipulation and analysis
    • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, and interpersonal skills necessary to interact with a wide range of individuals

Keywords: University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester , Bioinformatician, Other , Worcester, Massachusetts

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