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Research Bioinformatician III

West Hollywood, California

Overview

Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. By joining us in an academic role, you’ll be a part of formulating future ideas for discovery and then translating those discoveries into cures for the benefit and health of the Los Angeles community.

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What makes a successful Research Bioinformatician III at Cedars-Sinai? Check out the traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Analytical
  • Organized
  • Deadline-oriented
  • Adaptable
  • Results-driven
  • Problem-solver

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Discovery is central to Cedars-Sinai’s mission. Our laboratories and clinics generate ideas, therapies, devices, and systems that contribute to biomedical progress around the world. Cedars-Sinai’s investigators push the frontiers of biomedicine with studies in cardiac care, cancer, digestive health, the neurosciences, women’s health, and more. Cedars-Sinai’s robust academic enterprise shapes the experts who will help redefine medicine for the next generation.

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Responsibilities

Requisition # HRC0972385B

Works independently but in close cooperation and consultation with Research Scientists, PI, Research Nurses, and Research Coordinators, Research Bioinformatician III will interact with investigators to understand scientific questions, define the scope of work and propose an analytical plan with a time estimate for its completion. The RBIII will work independently and with bioinformatics faculties to determine future bioinformatics needs, and helps to develop tools and pipelines as necessary to keep pace with rapid advances in sequencing technology. The Bioinformatician III will also identify, evaluate, and incorporate relevant algorithms and software by reviewing pertinent literatures and develop and maintain software based on current projects and in anticipation of long-term needs.

Why work here?

Beyond an outstanding benefit package and competitive salaries, we take pride in hiring the best, most committed employees. Our staff reflects the culturally and ethnically diverse community we serve. They are proof of our dedication to creating a multifaceted, inclusive environment that fuels innovation and the gold standard of care we strive for.

What will you be doing:

  • Provides general bioinformatics analysis support for omic projects and mainly responsible for data analysis and software compilations including next generation sequence alignment, polymorphism identification, expression analysis, and visualization tools and browsers.
  • Summarizes data analyses results in the form suitable as the basis for the first draft of written reports, and makes preliminary interpretations of the data.
  • Be proficient and maintain proficiency in development, testing, and maintenance of modular software pipelines for genome sequencing, assembly, annotation, metagenomic analysis, and genotyping using high-throughput sequencing platforms including 454, Illumina, and Pacific Biosciences.
  • Manages data including loading and querying data from database systems, downloading omic data from public repositories, and transforming data to the necessary formats
  • Familiar with medical and biological terminologies, bioinformatics resources, and national biological databases, Ready to provide solutions for investigator’s problems through data mining and extraction
  • In a consultation setting, interact with investigators to understand scientific questions. Define the scope of work and propose an analytical plan with a time estimate for its completion.
  • Identify, evaluate, and incorporate relevant algorithms and software pipelines by reviewing pertinent literatures in bioinformatics and computational biology
  • Provide bioinformatics expertise in the design of experiments and studies, including research proposal development, sample size determination, and plans for interim reviews and final analysis
  • Develop tools and pipelines as necessary to keep pace with rapid advances in sequencing technology.
  • Interact with and support other bioinformatics colleagues in pursuing excellence in Research and Education, that is, the generation of new ideas and concepts, and their dissemination.
  • Educate others about bioinformatics and computational biology through mentoring of and teaching colleagues, investigators, fellows, and graduate students. Be capable of organizing and teaching formal bioinformatics courses, inter-disciplinary courses, continuing education courses, and seminars.

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Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, machine learning, applied mathematics, econometrics, statistics, engineering, physics, or related discipline.
  • 7 years of Research Experience
  • Minimum 2 years of professional experience in healthcare or pharmaceutical industries working with electronic medical record data
  • Experience in bioinformatics and biology, with a degree of experience in Omics data analysis
  • Strong understanding and experience in researching and resolving data issues with a logical, instinctive, and problem-solving mentality working with large, complex and incomplete sources
  • Experience programming with programming language such as R or Python and proficiency level in SQL

Preferred Requirements:

  • PhD in Systems Biology, Computer Science, Computational Biology, or a directly related field of research specialization
  • 5 years of postdoctoral research experience in academia or industry involving bioinformatics and/or machine learning

Grow your career at Cedars-Sinai!

Cedars-Sinai is a nonprofit academic healthcare organization serving the diverse Los Angeles community and beyond. We are one of the leading institutes for competitive research funding from the National Institutes of Health. As an international leader in biomedical research, we translate discoveries into successful treatments with global impact. Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research with discoveries occurring in 26 departments and institutes that encompass the full spectrum of medicine.

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Working Title:Research Bioinformatician III
Department:Home Dept - Hem - Onc
Business Entity:Academic / Research
Job Category:,Academic/Research,Academic/Research
Job Specialty:Bioinformatics
Position Type:Full-time
Shift Length:8 hour shift
Shift Type:Day

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