Senior Bioinformatics Research Scientist

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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An exciting new opportunity is available for a Senior Bioinformatics Research Scientist in the Center of Excellence for Leukemia Studies (CELS) of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. We are seeking a highly motivated and creative Scientist to develop and apply innovative analytical approaches using bulk and single-cell sequencing data to understand the genetic modifications that drive the development and response to therapy of blood tumors. St. Jude provides a highly interactive environment with collaborative opportunities across a spectrum of research areas, access to high performance computing clusters, cloud computing environment, innovative visualization tools, mentorship from experienced scientists and highly automated analytical pipelines powered by GPU technology.


The Hematologic Malignancy Program has amassed rich sample resources and genomic datasets spanning many thousands of leukemia samples, and you will have an unrivalled opportunity to engage in analysis of data generated by genomic, transcriptomic, epigenomic and single cell approaches. A successful candidate will have a well-established track record in cancer genomic/epigenomic research, in-depth data analysis and visualization, software development, data management and manuscript preparation.


Experience with Python, C, or Perl is required. Experience with R, SAS and Matlab is highly desired. Ability to work independently, multitask and communicate clearly are essential.


  • Leads the analysis and interpretation of data for assigned projects under the direction of the Director of CELS.
  • Contribute ideas to automate and improve existing analysis methods.
  • Leads the development and establishment of standard analytical workflows for assigned projects.
  • Assists with establishing and documenting protocols or best practices for common research tasks.
  • Learns new bioinformatics techniques to address challenging data questions and meet the needs of CELS investigators.
  • Contributes to the preparation and submission of manuscripts for publication as needed.
  • Presents to collaborators and team members to report scientific discoveries and educate researchers about relevant methods, software or scientific results.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet the goals and objectives of the department and institution.
  • Maintains regular and predictable attendance.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's degree is required

  • Minimum Experience

  • Ten (10) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required
  • Eight (8) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a Master's degree
  • Five (5) years of relevant post-degree work experience is required with a PhD

  • Other Information

    St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity EmployerNo Search Firms:St. Jude Children's Research Hospital does not accept unsolicited assistance from search firms for employment opportunities. Please do not call or email. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee or other representative at St. Jude via email, the internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written search agreement in place and approved by HR will result in no fee being paid in the event the candidate is hired by St. Jude.COVID-19 vaccine:St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital has mandated the COVID-19 vaccine for all employees, excluding those with an approved medical or religious accommodation, as a condition of employment. 48875


    About St. Jude

    St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, located in Memphis, Tennessee, is one of the world's premier research and treatment centers for pediatric cancer and catastrophic childhood diseases. Scientists and clinicians work together daily to translate laboratory discoveries into clinical trials and new therapies for patients. The environment at St. Jude is highly interactive, with opportunities to collaborate with investigators across the campus. All investigators have access to state-of-the-art core facilities, including proteomics, gene-editing, bioinformatics, imaging, protein production, molecular synthesis, and high throughput small molecule screening.

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    St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer. St. Jude does not discriminate based on race, national origin, sex, genetic information, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran’s status, or disabled veteran’s status with respect to employment opportunities. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment. St. Jude engages in affirmative action to increase employment opportunities for minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.

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