Bioinformatics Analyst I, Human Disease Ontology - (170001R6)
The Bioinformatics Analyst I will conduct data analysis and discovery using software tools including Protege, Excel and Google Docs; lead biocuration analyses for mapping clinical terminologies into the Human Disease Ontology; and lead engagement and coordination of data contributors to enhance the ontology content. Review updates to disease classifications as needed. The Bioinformatics Analyst I will conduct clinical disease analysis and contribute to biomedical ontology research projects and scientific analysis of biomedical disease datasets relevant to cancer, genetic, complex and environmental diseases using a variety of ontology software applications. Generate, annotate, gather or analyze data and prepare for further analysis and integration into the Human Disease Ontology ( http://www.disease-ontology.org ).
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.
Following established procedures for biomedical ontology development and curation, add value to cancer mapping data generated by data repositories and stakeholders through annotation, curation, and quality assurance.
Perform mapping analysis of disease related data to biomedical ontologies.
Integrate and analyze data from data contributors, coordinate and analyze community disease term requests.
Perform disease data mining and synthesis activities using various internal resources, public databases and publications.
Organize disease data with other relevant data types into the DO project database, DO website, or graphic presentations for publication and web presentation.
Participate in community outreach and training.
Education: Bachelors in Life Sciences, including fields such as biology, medical informatics, computer science, bioinformatics, ontology development or related fields. Master's degree preferred.
Experience: Prior biomedical ontology development and UNIX experience, Protégé experience is strongly preferred. Terminology experience working with standardized clinical vocabularies while not required, is a plus.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday – Friday, 8:30am – 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3317E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: Medicine - Institute for Genome Sciences
Job Posting: Feb 9, 2018
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 73501
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.