About The Unit: The BSD's Center for Research Informatics (CRI) is a new and rapidly growing organization whose mission is to provide the informatics resources and services to BSD faculty to enable them to conduct research of the highest scientific merit and to advance the state of the art of clinical informatics, translational informatics, and bioinformatics. The CRI is also dedicated to research, education, and training in informatics. The Office provides informatics support services by working with UC researchers to conceive, plan, design, implement, deploy, operate, and support biomedical research data capture, management, integration, and analysis applications. The CRI is looking for individuals who will contribute their skills in a fast-paced cutting edge environment and will be leveraging state-of-the-art technologies to deliver innovative and exciting solutions for researchers.
Unit Job Summary: Bioinformatician: Design and implement bioinformatics services for faculty in the Biological Sciences Division of the University of Chicago as a member of the Center for Research Informatics Bioinformatics Services Group. All projects will be related to translational or clinical research broadly defined and may include support for high through put genomic technologies.
These services may include developing and implementing software methodologies and computational tools as needed by project, keeping abreast of industry trends and new technologies and recommending potential solutions based on the latest technical developments. May also devise or modify procedures to solve complex problems and work at a high technical level in all phases of bioinformatics support activities. Executes, tests and rolls out project specific solutions.
Ensures projects are managed in a timely and efficient manner and is appropriately documented. Provides follow up support services after initial project completion.
Unit Education: PhD degree in Bioinformatics, the Biological Sciences, Computer Science, or a related field required.
Unit Experience: A minimum of two years of experience in the field of bioinformatics required.
Experience in the bioinformatics of Next Generation sequencing technologies required.
Experience with Linux and/or Unix required.
Basic knowledge of molecular biology required.
Basic knowledge of statistics required.
Experience in employing high performance computing to solve parallelizable compute problems preferred.
Experience providing bioinformatics services or other service roles preferred.
Experience in project management preferred.
Unit Job Function Competencies: Effective programming skills in R (or other programmatic statistical language) required.
The ability to work with mixed teams of biologists, bioinformaticians and biostatistics, providing hands-on technical expertise and mentorship to group members required.
Sound knowledge of theoretical and applied statistics and molecular biology, as they apply to clinical and non-clinical diagnostic R&D required.
Advanced knowledge in bioinformatics required.
Ability to train others required.
Advanced knowledge of high throughput genomic technologies required.
Advanced knowledge of programming and/or scripting languages such as Perl, PHP, Java or C/C++ required.
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.
Analytical skills required.
Problem-solving skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
Knowledge of HIPAA policies preferred.
Experience teaching bionformatics to non-bioinformaticians preferred.