Bioinformatician A

Pennsylvania, United States
05 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
05 Mar 2021
Contract Type
Full Time

University Overview

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The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Job Description Summary

The Bushman lab is seeking a skilled bioinformatician to join our team. Ideally, the candidate will possess strong data processing skills preferably in the UNIX/Linux environment. This position will provide bioinformatics support to the PI, visiting scientists and research collaborators, manage biomedical data, construct data analysis piplelines, develop bioinformatics applications, report and publish findings.  

Job Description

Bioinformatician A will spend much of their time developing and implementing bioinformatic methods for analysis of large sequence-based microbiome data sets. They will interact with the PI, visiting scientists and research collaborators daily using a wide array of experimental designs; manage the laboratory information manager system (LIMs); troubleshoot any problems that may occur during a study, including bug fixes, database maintenance, and custom statistical analysis; supervise staff that are participating in the project carrying out analysis of deep sequencing data to characterize host-microbe interactions. The bioinformatician will also keep the PI and collaborators appraised of project progress, and will plan and carry out new bioinformatic analysis and statistical methods development. The successful applicant will prepare written reports for publication and grant submission and present results at national meetings regarding new tools and finds.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's Degree in a scientific or engineering discipline and 3 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required. Completed coursework in bioinformatics, biology, computer science, and statistics. Experience in scientific computing working in a UNIX/Linux environment. Perl/Python scripting, and biology/bioinformatics required. Additional experience in statistical analysis, programming in R, parallel/distributed computing, and database management would be helpful.

This position is contingent upon funding.

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania  

Department / School

Perelman School of Medicine  

Pay Range

$50,684.00 - $91,232.00  

Affirmative Action Statement 

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

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