Senior Research Scientist

California, United States
Jan 25, 2021
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Contract Type
Full Time

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Job Summary

The Caltech Bioinformatics Resource Center is searching for a Senior Research Scientist to work on the study design and subsequent analysis of large scale genetics and genomics experiments being conducted at Caltech. The individual will collaborate with biologists, working across diverse systems.

Job Duties

  • Ability to develop methods for genetic and genomics data.
  • Collaborate in creating, modifying and applying analysis pipelines and process large datasets.
  • Assist in advising students and student projects.
  • Provide guidance and direction to graduate students, staff and other researchers regarding direction of the project and interpretation of research results.
  • Have or acquire current familiarity with methods of data analysis for transciptomics, metagenomics, genome-wide association studies and genetic analysis.
  • Apply scientific knowledge and proven protocols to solve practical and relevant problems.
  • Work as a consultant on the design of experiments, grant writing, interpreting and analyzing genetics and genomics data.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.

Basic Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in bioinformatics, statistics, or another related field.
  • Comprehensive understanding of statistical genomics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, biostatics, and mathematical statistics.
  • Fluency in R and Python.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and able to develop and lead bioinformatics short courses for biologists.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in statistical genetics.

Required Documents

  • Resume