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Lead Bioinformatics Analyst

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The Malaria Research Program (MRP) within the Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health (CVD) at University of Maryland School of Medicine seeks a Lead Bioinformatics Analyst to contribute to ongoing genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and immunological research projects. These high-profile projects use cutting-edge approaches to support development and implementation of tools to improve malaria prevention, treatment, and surveillance. The analyst will participate in the generation, quality control, and analysis of different data types using a variety of database and software applications, working closely with faculty and trainees within the MRP and the Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS), University of Maryland School of Medicine. Opportunities for professional development are available through interaction with faculty and staff in the Informatics Resource Center at IGS, as are opportunities for upward mobility with the potential to establish and lead a new bioinformatics team within the MRP. Benefits Information:
UMB offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools. Essential Functions:

  • Develop and execute pipelines to manage various data types maintained at the MRP, including those for processing and quality assurance of raw data and transforming data to necessary formats for downstream analysis.
  • Organize ‘omics data with relevant metadata in relational databases, and develop tools to query and visualize available data.
  • Integrate and analyze systems data using statistical and machine learning approaches.
  • Communicate analytical strategies and results verbally and in writing in support of presentations, publications, reports, and grant applications.
  • Provide technical leadership to multiple ongoing projects simultaneously and to large-scale multi-member project teams.
  • Participate in capacity building and training of international collaborators and MRP trainees at various levels.
  • Work with IGS and School of Medicine IT staff to maintain up-to-date programs and packages for the CVD Linux-based server.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Bioinformatics or Life Sciences, including Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry.
Experience: Eight (8) years bioinformatics experience, including relevant programming skills and ability to work with various data types (e.g. genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, immunological, etc.)  Four (4) years large-scale project management experience.
Supervisory Experience: Two (2) years at a leadership level.
Other: Master's degree in a related field is preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of experience. Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
  • Solid knowledge of bioinformatics tools and public databases used for omics-based data manipulation and analysis.
  • Demonstrated experience working within teams to develop web-based tools, databases, or bioinformatics applications.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the application of multiple omics-based approaches to molecular biology, microbiology, genetics, infectious disease, or other research topics relevant to MRP research.
  • Ability to refine and/or troubleshoot complex data analysis processes.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.
  • Excellent organization and time management skills and the ability to manage a variety of diverse tasks and shifting priorities.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; ability to effectively interact with all levels of staff and domestic and international collaborators
  • Machine learning/data science experience is desirable, but not required.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected].  
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Centers/Programs/ORCs
Job Posting: May 3, 2021
Unposting Date: May 24, 2021, 10:59:00 PM




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Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 8/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time