Bioinformatics Data Analyst

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Bioinformatics Data Analyst

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The University of Colorado Cancer Center, located at the Anschutz Medical Campus, is Colorado's only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, a distinction recognizing its outstanding contributions to research, clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. CU Cancer Center's clinical partner for adult care, University of Colorado Hospital is ranked in the top 15 hospitals nationwide by U.S. News and World Report and Children's Hospital Colorado is ranked 8th by the same organization in Pediatric Cancer Care.

The CU Cancer Center is a member of the prestigious National Comprehensive Cancer Network®, an alliance of the nation's leading cancer centers working to establish and deliver the gold standard in cancer clinical guidelines. CU Cancer Center also is a member of the Oncology Research Information Exchange Network (ORIEN), a unique research partnership among North America's top cancer centers leveraging multiple data sources and matching patients to targeted treatments.

CU Cancer Center is a consortium of approximately 261 researchers and physicians at three state universities and three clinical institutions, all working toward its vision to prevent and cure cancer while being a global model for patient care delivery, interdisciplinary research, and training.

The Bioinformatics Core of the Biostatistics/Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR) is administered by the Cancer Center and is looking to hire a highly motivated individual to join the Core as a Bioinformatics Specialist / Data Analyst. The Core is conducting cutting-edge bioinformatics and translational cancer research serving Cancer Center members by providing them with bioinformatics support for their research activities and acting as a "connector" to bridge between experimental and clinical research.

This position will be expected to participate in and develop novel bioinformatics and computational tools to assist in the analysis and interpretation of high-throughput "omics" data. The candidate will be expected to assist Cancer Center members in performing complex data analyses, developing and implementing new computational/bioinformatics tools, and assisting investigators to analyze and interpret data in a timely manner.

In addition, this position will be expected to help and maintain the Core's iLab profile which is used for tracking service activities.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Performing bioinformatics analysis with special programs and pipelines
  • Data mining on public data sets
  • Implementing bioinformatics solutions with different computer languages
  • Fully understanding data structures and applying and manipulating them to biological data
  • Annotating data and methods for record keeping
  • Assisting in writing papers and grants
  • Managing the Core's iLab profile to insure appropriate tracking of service activity

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The candidate must have excellent programming skills pertaining to bioinformatics research. The candidate must have excellent computer programming and database management skills. The candidate must have good knowledge in bioinformatics/computer science/data science/programming skills. The candidate must be able to work in multi-tasking environment, and good communication/presentation skills.
  • Excellent organizational, record keeping (both data and methods) and communication skills.
  • Knowledge and experience in next generation sequence analysis
  • Ability to multi-task.
  • Ability to develop new techniques and methods through literature searches and work effectively to assure rapid research progress.
  • Ability to work collaboratively is essential.
  • Ability to meet project deadlines
  • Ability to work in a team science setting and be a team player.
  • Flexible and able to communicate and motivate collaborative partners; must possess ability to work independently and effectively to develop new techniques; be self-motivated; demonstrated successful planning and management skills in behavioral research and/or research projects.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.


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Diversity and Equity:

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


    Minimum Requirements

    • Candidate must have a B.S. degree in Bioinformatics/Computer Science/Information Technology/Data Science or a related discipline (computer science, statistics, biology, physics, and mathematics).
    • Strong computer programming (perl/python, C/C++, Java, Matlab/R), familiar with Unix/Mac/Windows and analytical skills are required (please make this clear on your resume/CV).

    Desired Qualifications

    • Prior research experience working with bioinformatics, data mining, machine learning and/or microarray / next-generation sequencing data is preferred.
    • Strong computer programming skills is a plus.
    • Experience in next-generation sequencing and microarray gene expression analyses is a significant plus.
    • Proficient with Microsoft software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook)
    • Experience in bioinformatics (as evidenced by publications in peer-viewed journals is a plus).

    Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

    Application Materials Instructions:

    Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 15217

    When applying, applicants must include:
    1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
    2. A current Resume/CV
    3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
    Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process.

    Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

    Job Category: Faculty

    Primary Location: Aurora

    Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20066 - SOM-U of Colo Cancer Center

    Schedule: Full-time

    Posting Date: Nov 21, 2018

    Closing Date: Ongoing

    Posting Contact Name: Aik-Choon Tan

    Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

    Position Number: 00681302





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    Posted: 11/22/2018
    Application Due: 1/21/2019
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