A bioinformatics specialist position is available immediately in the laboratory of Dr. Brian J. ORoak, Department of Molecular and Medical Genetics at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) for highly motivated individuals.
This position requires a skilled bioinformaticist with experience processing and analyzing next-generation sequencing datasets. Projects will include exploring the role of germline mutations and somatic mosaicism in autism and other neurodevelopmental disorders (e.g. neural tube defects), for which funding currently exists. Individual will conduct primary and secondary analyses that will likely require writing custom scripts/programs and running standard best practice computational pipelines in an HT Condor environment.
OHSU is a highly collaborative environment. Researchers will have the opportunity to interact/collaborate with researchers from genetics, neurosciences, the new computational biology program, and clinical research programs focused on neurodevelopmental disorders. Moreover, OHSU has recently signed a unique collaborative agreement with Intel focused on developing the next-generation of computational approaches for human genetics; candidates with interest in this area of research are especially encouraged to apply.
Bachelor's Degree with major courses in field of research and 1 to 3 years of experience in computer science or bioinformatics
Experience with whole-exome or genome sequencing
Fluent in one or more programing languages
Good communication skills
Able to work in a team and effectively communicate results to other members
Master's degree in related field
Intensive training in the areas of genetics/genomics, computer science, bioinformatics
Familiarity with statistics, population and gene databases, in silico predictive algorithms, structural variation tools, genetics and genomics
As the state's only health and research university, OHSU brings together patient care, research, education of the next generation of health care providers and scientists and community service to improve the health and well-being of all Oregonians.The university is a conduit for learning for more than 2,800 students, providing training to interns, residents and fellows in postgraduate medical and r...esearch. It is the only place in Oregon that grants doctoral degrees in medicine, dentistry and nursing. OHSU cares for more than 251,000 patients each year from around the region and takes a leadership role in contributing to solutions involving the health of the state and the nation, such as health care access and transparency, ethics and workforce shortage. Beyond providing critical health care services, quality education and cutting-edge research, OHSU also is a key economic and social force in the Northwest. With an annual operating budget of $2.06 billion and more than 14,000 employees, OHSU is Portland?s largest employer. Its size contributes to its ability to provide many services and community support activities not found anywhere else in Oregon. For more information visit http://www.ohsu.edu/xd/about/index.cfm