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Bioinformatician
Job Number: 2019-33374
Category: Information Technology
Location: Worcester, MA
Shift: Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Business Unit: UMass Med School
Department: School - Molecular Cell & Cancer Biology - W495000
Job Type: Full-Time
Salary Grade: 72
Num. Openings: 1
Post Date: July 19, 2019

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.   

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.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS in computer science or a related discipline.   Previous work experience desired, but not required; candidates with advanced degrees will be considered.
  • 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

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