Research Data Analyst

Maryland, United States
$ 44.749 - $61.610
02 Oct 2018
End of advertisement period
02 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MC 
Starting Salary Range: $ 44.749 - $61.610
Employee group: Full Time 
Schedule: Monday-Friday/8:30-5:00pm/37.5  
Employee subgroup: Salaried Exmpt 
Location: East Baltimore Medical Campus 
Department name: ​​​​​​​Oncology 
Personnel area: School of Medicine

The Department of Oncology is searching for a full time Research Data Analyst to conduct database entry, data management, and bioinformatics analysis for the various genomics data generated from next-generation sequencing platforms, specifically T cell receptor sequencing.  The analyst will independently manage, analyze, and communicate data produced in collaborative projects focused on basic and translational research in cancer immunology, and will help with analysis and publication efforts. Independently perform analyses using bioinformatics and computational techniques and concepts. The analyst will work and receive advice from faculty in the Tumor Immunology department. This will involve communicating with biologists and clinicians, and will use publicly available tools as well as bioinformatics and analysis tools developed in-house. The analyst must keep current with published literature and new developments and technologies.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Consults with clinical and laboratory investigators to determine their needs with respect to analysis of high-throughput genomics data in collaboration with a member of the faculty.
  • Carries out appropriate methodologic procedures for biologically informed, statistically driven analysis of high-dimensional genomics data.
  • Participates in regularly scheduled meetings with study investigators and team. Prepares progress reports, and helps with publication as needed.
  • Maintain appropriate systems for database associated management.

Equipment, Machine, or Tool Requirements:

  • Experience with computers and servers and knowledge of Linux/UNIX as well as other common operating systems such as Mac OS and Windows is necessary.
  • Experience with server configuration and troubleshooting preferred.
  • Ability to use the internet and web-based scholarly search engines.

Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor's degree (Statistics, Computer Science Bioinformatics) or related field and Three years related experience required.  
  • Master's may substitute for experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU Equivalency Formula.

Special Knowledge, Skills, or Abilities / Competencies:

  • Proficiency with bioinformatics concepts, methods, and tools
  • Coursework or work experience covering topics in statistics, molecular biology, genetics, and script-level programming.
  • Proficiency with genomic data, tools, and databases.
  • Familiarity with common computational biology tools.
  • Experience with experimental design principles, reproducible research principles, and data storage, security, and safety.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in consulting with researchers and understanding their problems.
  • Excellent writing and verbal skills in the preparation and presentation of reports.
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to details are required.
  • Proficiency with R/python
  • Experience with code development, optimization, and testing

JHU Equivalency Formula:  

18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience.  

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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