The Hematologic Malignancy Program (HMP) of the Comprehensive Cancer Center of St. Jude Children’s Hospital is looking for a highly motivated and creative bioinformatics research scientist to develop and apply innovative analytical approaches to understand the genetic modifications that drive the development and response to therapy of blood tumors. The scientist will contribute ideas to automate and improve existing analysis methods, assist with establishing and documenting protocols or best practices for common research tasks, develop and deploy state-of-art computational infrastructure, analytical pipelines, and conduct broad, multi-omic deep genomic analysis of experimental models and human leukemia and lymphoma. St. Jude provides a highly interactive environment with collaborative opportunities across basic and clinical departments, access to high performance computing clusters, cloud computing environment, innovative visualization tools, highly automated analytical pipelines and mentorship from faculty scientists with deep experience in data analysis, data management and delivery of high-quality results for highly competitive projects. This position is located in Memphis, TN, and relocation assistance is available.
The HMP investigators have amassed rich sample resources and genomic datasets spanning many thousands of leukemia samples, and the successful applicant will have an unrivalled opportunity to engage in analysis of data generated by genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic and single cell approaches. Specific responsibilities may involve developing and evaluating analytic tools of sequencing data, data visualization, statistical approaches for genomic analysis and manuscript preparation. Candidates with a strong background in cancer genomics, genomics, bioinformatics, or related fields are highly encouraged to apply for this position. Excellent communication skills are essential. You will work closely with faculty members of different departments and receive mentoring support from faculty scientists with deep experience in data analysis, data management and delivery of high-quality results.
- Bachelor’s degree is required
Bioinformatics Research Scientist
- Seven (7) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required.
- Five (5) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master’s degree.
- Two (2) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a PhD.
Lead Bioinformatics Analyst
- Six (6) years of relevant experience is required.
- Four (4) years of relevant experience may be acceptable with a Master’s degree.
- No experience may be acceptable with a PHD in Computer Science or Bioinformatics, with a background in the biological sciences.
- Experience in programming (Python, Java, C/C++, perl or other programming/scripting languages) under linux/unix environment is required.
- Experience with and the ability to deal with a wide range of users is required.
- Experience of independent data analyses and project management is required.
What We Offer
Salary is highly competitive (comparable to industry) and employee benefits are outstanding. Relocation assistance is available. Working at St. Jude provides the opportunity to make a tangible difference to pediatric cancer patient care and survival and St. Jude has been consistently ranked in Fortune magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work” list and is exceptionally positively reviewed on GlassDoor.
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