The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) and Genomics Resource Center (GRC) is recruiting for two (2) Bioinformatics Analyst II's. Comprised of an inter-disciplinary, multi-department team of investigators, IGS uses genomics and bioinformatics to understand genome function in health and disease, to study molecular and cellular networks in a variety of model systems, and to generate data and bioinformatics resources of value to the international scientific community. The Genomics Resource Center (GRC) is a high-throughput laboratory and data analysis group supporting the scientific programs of IGS and its collaborators , both across the University of Maryland Baltimore campus and around the globe. Using multiple high-throughput sequencing and analysis platforms, the GRC generates high-quality genomic data in a cost-effective manner. Bioinformatics teams at IGS include researchers with expertise in genome assembly, genome analysis and annotation, comparative analysis, evolutionary analysis, systems biology, cancer genomics, and genotyping. The Informatics Resource Center (IRC) at IGS provides annotation and analysis of genomic data for projects locally and internationally, using state-of-the-art computational infrastructure.
With minimal supervision, the Bioinformatics Analyst II will contribute to genomic research projects and scientific analysis of the data generated by those projects using a variety of database and software applications. The responsibilities include generation, annotation, gathering or analyzing data and preparing for further analysis, research, or publication.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Independently develop procedures or specific scientific protocols, add value to data generated by genome sequencing projects through assembly, annotation, curation, and quality assurance.
Perform analysis of genomic data and format for use by other analysts or scientists.
Integrate and analyze data from genome sequencing projects, functional genomics analysis, and other school of medicine research projects.
Organize genomic data with other relevant data types into databases, displays, or graphic presentations for publication and web presentation and present the data at scientific meetings.
Perform data mining and synthesis activities using various internal resources, public databases and publications.
Participate and contribute to multiple ongoing projects as a member of large-scale, multi-member project teams.
Participate in community outreach and training.
Education: Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Computer Science, Information Systems, Bioinformatics or Life Sciences, including fields, i.e., Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry.
Experience: Two (2) years genomic research analysis experience using UNIX-based operating systems.
Master's degree in a related field is preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Strong knowledge of molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, and/or infectious disease research and their relationship to genomics.
Demonstrated experience with genomic data QC/QA, assembly, annotation, or other analysis.
Experience independently developing procedures or specific scientific protocols, adding value to data generated by genome sequencing projects through assembly, annotation, curation, and quality assurance.
Proficiency using relational database management systems (e.g., Sybase, MySQL, Postgre SQL, or Oracle).
Analysis of genomic data and formatting for use by other analysts or scientists.
Experience contributing to multiple ongoing projects as a member of large-scale, multi-member project teams.
Excellent oral and written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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