The Wistar Institute

Bioinformatics - Bioinformatics Analyst

The Wistar Institute

Philadelphia, PA, United States

The Wistar Institute has an opening for a Bioinformatics Analyst to join the Bioinformatics Shared Resource of our NCI-designated Cancer Center. The Bioinformatics Core provides Wistar investigators with expertise in computational analyses of biomedical research data as well as database management and software applications support.

The Bioinformatics Analyst will:

•Apply and develop bioinformatics approaches for analysis of data from high-throughput experiments conducted by Wistar Institute scientists, including but not limited to bulk and single cell next generation sequencing and other various types of genomics and proteomics data.

•Design, implement, and evaluate new bioinformatics programs to extend the services and capabilities of the facility.

•Develop and implement web-based application for management, analysis and representation of different types of data, including interface implementations of scientific algorithms and Laboratory information management (LIMS) systems and to write comprehensive reports.

•Execute special projects as assigned and attend project meetings as appropriate.

Master’s degree in Bioinformatics/Mathematical/Physical/Computational Sciences or related fields required, PhD preferred. Minimum of one-year prior experience in Bioinformatics data analysis and scientific software development for high throughput data (next generation sequencing, microarrays, proteomics) is preferred. Experience in programming languages (e.g. Python, Perl or C/C++) and experience in R or Matlab statistical environments is required. The ideal candidate will have experience with single cell data analysis. Relational database development and website integration knowledge is a plus.

Opportunities for collaborative and self-motivated publications. Continuing education to further develop skills important to the position is encouraged.

The Wistar Institute is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Wistar provides resources to its faculty and staff that enable them to conduct cutting edge collaborative research and provides for outstanding intellectual environments and state-of-the-art facilities. Research discoveries conducted at Wistar have led to the development of vaccines; the identification of genes associated with cancers; and the development of many other significant research technologies and tools.

We offer a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package.

Contact: Andrew Kossenkov or Louise Showe

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