Bioinformatician/Research Data Analyst 1

Location
California, United States
Posted
18 Jun 2020
End of advertisement period
18 Aug 2020
Ref
86757
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Situated in Stanford's highly dynamic research environment, the Moding Laboratory (modinglab.stanford.edu), led by Everett Moding, MD, PhD is seeking a Bioinformatician/Research Data Analyst 1 to manage and analyze high throughput sequencing and clinical data from cancer patients under the direction of project researchers and investigators. The Moding Laboratory performs translational cancer research by analyzing human tissue and blood samples with next-generation sequencing. Using a combination of state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques, we aim to identify critical mediators of treatment resistance that can be validated in preclinical models and targeted to enhance the efficacy of cancer therapy. The Moding laboratory is administratively situated within the Stanford University School of Medicine’s Department of Radiation Oncology. As an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center the Stanford Cancer Institute is a dynamic and stimulating place to work as it maintains the highest level of scientific rigor, institutional support and coordination for the complete range of cancer-related research, including basic, translational, clinical and population-based science.

Duties include:

  • Collect, manage and clean datasets.
  • Employ new and existing tools to interpret, analyze, and visualize multivariate relationships in data.
  • Create databases and reports, develop algorithms and statistical models, and perform statistical analyses appropriate to data and reporting requirements.
  • Use system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and determine root cause for data problems from input errors or inadequate field edits, and suggest possible solutions.
  • Develop reports, charts, graphs and tables for use by investigators and for publication and presentation.
  • Analyze data processes in documentation.
  • Collaborate with faculty and research staff on data collection and analysis methods.
  • Provide documentation based on audit and reporting criteria to investigators and research staff.
  • Communicate with government officials, grant agencies and industry representatives.
  • Develop machine learning and image processing software for research.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's, MS, or PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or a related field with two years of relevant experience.
  • Strong background in bioinformatics and biostatistics, including experience with analysis of next-generation sequencing data.
  • Experience and comfort in working within a UNIX/Linux environment.
  • Background in programming languages such as Python, R, Matlab, Perl.
  • Good communication and team skills and fluency in both spoken and written English.
  • Knowledge of techniques for analyzing tumor purity and clonal heterogeneity.
  • A background in evolutionary biology and familiarity with phylogenetics techniques.
  • Knowledge of Monte Carlo based statistical methods.
  • Background in cancer biology.
  • Familiarity with predictive modeling and machine learning.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):

  • Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Substantial experience with MS Office and analytical programs.
  • Strong writing and analytical skills.
  • Ability to prioritize workload.
  • Skills in machine learning and data analysis software.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Sitting in place at computer for long periods of time with extensive keyboarding/dexterity.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely writing by hand.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Some work may be performed in a laboratory or field setting.

WORK STANDARDS: 

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4751
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: G
  • Department URL: http://radonc.stanford.edu/
  • Requisition ID: 86757
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