The University of Massachusetts Medical School - School of Medicine was founded in 1962 to provide affordable, quality medical education to state residents and to increase the number of primary care physicians practicing in underserved areas of the state. Our mission is to advance the health and well-being of the people of the commonwealth and the world through pioneering education, research, and health care delivery with our clinical partner, UMASS Memorial Health Care.
GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:
Under the general direction of the bioinformatics core director, the Bioinformatician IV is responsible for developing novel algorithms and scientific software applications as well as providing bioinformatics data analysis support for research projects.
Design and implement reusable, robust and production grade bioinformatics analysis pipelines for processing next-generation sequencing, microarray, genomics, proteomics and chemogenomics data that support hundreds of concurrent users
Integrate computational methods/pipelines with high performance computing clusters
Collaborate closely with PIs and their lab members on research projects including defining the scope of the collaboration, researching on the scientific topics and implementing the appropriate bioinformatics solutions that meet timelines
Participates in the oral presentation of all project findings and abstracts including participation in periodic project status meetings and presentation of final project deliverables.
Develop rapid prototypes and custom scripts for one-off type of analysis requests
Develop novel algorithms and integrated data visualization applications when existing software packages are not available or adequate
Install, maintain, and configure user interfaces and portal for sequencing data analysis such as Galaxy, GenePattern and Genome Space for use by the UMass Medical School community.
Design hardware configuration to optimize software performance and scalability
Provide supervisory oversight to staff working in the bioinformatics core
Properly document the procedures used in computational analysis and provide summary report of results suitable for inclusion in manuscript and grant applications
Develop custom databases and web portals for managing raw and processed experimental data
Provide bioinformatics training and workshops for analysis pipelines and in-house developed software applications
Coordinate and collaborate with other bioinformaticians, biostatisticians, information technology professionals, and interdepartmental project teams.
Perform other duties as required.
Master's degree in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or related computational disciplines
5-7 years bioinformatics-related research experience
Proven research record such as co-authorship on peer-reviewed publications required
Strong background in programming. Fluent in one programming language (Java or C/C++) and one scripting language (shell, Perl or Python)
Knowledge in biostatistics packages (R or Matlab) and SQL queries are strongly suggested
Strong communication skills, both the oral and written necessary to interact with a wide range of individuals