Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Gastroenterology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This is a shared position between the Department of Pediatrics and the Department of Medicine/Center for Genome Sciences to assist with metagenomic research including experimental design, data analysis, and reporting of experimental results.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Designs, develops, and implements:
Algorithms and computer software for analyzing high-throughput, massively parallel genomic data sets
Relational databases to store, disseminate and analyze data, including verification of data submitted and recommendations for analyses
Web interfaces and queries to access relational databases; maintains web server.
Independent research projects, including design of research protocols and development of procedures for the collection, verification, and management of data
Performs complex systems analysis of data and writes interpretative reports
Evaluates commercial and academic bioinformatics software
Trains other researchers on the everyday use of analysis software and research databases
Assists with grant preparation and reporting of methods, data, and results
Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects; suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods
Bachelor’s degree in science or related field plus 4 years of experience required
Master’s degree or Ph.D. in computer science or related field highly preferred
Analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills; good understanding of computational biology, probabilistic models, statistics, machine learning, and discrete mathematics
Ability to analyze and interpret large complex data sets, such as sequences, microarray gene expression studies, human genetic studies, and model organism studies, and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner
Expertise in standard bioinformatics tools
Working knowledge of regulatory networks, hidden Markov models and profile methods, human genetics (SNP, etc.), and complex systems analysis; expertise in scientific programming languages (e.g., Java), scripting languages (e.g., PERL, Vbscript), database management software (Oracle, Structured Query Language [SQL] Server), and the SQL, HTML, ASP, and CGI in a UNIX/Linus and Windows environment; expertise in standard molecular biology techniques (PCR, qRT-PCR, Northern blots); expertise in molecular and functional genomic techniques is desired
The hiring range for this position is $52,769 - $71,240 annually.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R11.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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