The candidate will develop new pipelines and help with maintenance of existing code, assist with maintaining High Performance Computing Infrastructure, maintain genomic databases, and learn and implement machine-learning algorithms.
Duties and responsibilities:
- Bioinformatics support for high throughput biomarker discovery and serology - 50% - Bioinformatics support for projects related to microbial detection and discovery - 25% - Database management - 10% - Server hardware management - 5% - Contribute to publications and research grants - 5% - Perform other related duties as assigned - 5%
Bachelor's degree in data or computer science, bioinformatics, statistics, biology, or mathematics or equivalent in education and experience and at least four (4) years of related experience.
The candidate is expected to demonstrate the following skills and experience:
At least four (4) years of experience in bioinformatics, statistics, NGS and/or microarray data analysis.
Proficiency with writing high-quality code for pipelines to analyze large datasets.
Advanced working knowledge of NGS experimental design, data quality control, mapping and alignment software, normalization and clustering methods.
Basic knowledge of genetics and molecular biology with practical knowledge of genomic databases from major bioinformatics resources such as NCBI and EMBL.
Proficiency in Linux environments and High Performance Clusters.
Familiarity with multi-threading tools, resource management and optimization for parallel processing of very large datasets.
At least 2-3 years of experience of scripting languages Python, R, Shell and/or Perl (proficiency is desirable) in an academic or industrial environment.
Master's degree with at least 2 years of related experience, with a mathematics/statistics/biostatistics background. Knowledge of statistical and machine learning techniques is a plus.
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