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 for The Genome Institute. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Assists in developing and conducting research projects, including experiment design, data analysis and documentation of experiment results. The position will be an integral part of the Center for Common Disease Genomics team within the McDonnell Genome Institute; the group focuses on the application of statistical methods for the design and analysis of sequence and array-based association and gene expression studies. We lead large-scale genetic studies of common, complex diseases, with particular focus on cardiovascular and metabolic disease end points and their associated risk factors.
The position will involve a diverse set of skills necessary for effectively designing and carrying out genome-scale experiments in common disease.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Following instructions and discussions with principal investigator, designs research protocols, including developing procedures for the collection, verification and management of data.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Performs complex statistical analysis of data collected and writes interpretative reports. Verifies the correctness of the data submitted and makes recommendations based on these analyses.
Documents research topics and prepares and submits papers based on research work to publications and committees for publication or presentation to peers.
Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects. Suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods.
Conducts literature searches related to research project.
Development and implementation of flexible systems for storage and access of large phenotypic and genetic data sets, and extensive interaction with internal and external collaborators to coordinate and manage these data sets.
Implementation and maintenance of existing software tools for the efficient analysis of genetic studies.
Execute and/or provide support for carrying out a diverse set of statistical and bioinformatics analyses for genome-wide association studies and genome and exome sequencing studies.
Assist in developing tools for effective dissemination of research results to collaborators, the larger research community, and the general public.
Master’s degree with 4 years of experience in research lab operations or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 9 years required.
Analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills.
Ability to analyze and interpret statistical data and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
Computer literacy including the ability to use a variety of software packages to analyze data.
Have strong programming and scripting skills including UNIX shell scripting, Perl, Python, and/or C++.
Knowledge of basic statistics and statistical software (Preferably R and SAS).
Basic working knowledge of and /or interest in learning genetics.
Independently motivated individual with a strong work ethic interested in working in a highly collaborative environment.
Additional preferred qualifications include knowledge of advanced statistics, including interest/experience in development of statistical methods.
Experience with statistical genetics methods and software (PLINK, EPACTS, SKAT, GEMMA, etc.)
Experience with analysis of genome sequence data (BAMs, VCFs)
The hiring range for this position is $45,864 - $61,921 annually.
This position is eligible for full-time benefits.� Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.
Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.
Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade R10.
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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