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Bioinformatician II
Duke University
Center for Genomic and Computational Biology

The Duke Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics Shared Resource is the hub of expertise in the analysis of high-throughput genomic and proteomic data for the Duke research community. The incumbent will be responsible for providing consultation, training, and performing analysis of genomic and proteomic data in collaboration with Duke investigators and their lab groups. The individual will independently interact with clients of the shared resource to provide start-to-finish analytical support for projects, from determining each project’s goals and priorities, establishing the necessary computational infrastructure, troubleshooting the data production, and then utilize the most appropriate analytic methods to meet the investigator’s needs. In addition to direct client interactions, the incumbent will be expected to develop custom analytic methodologies and toolkits with the purpose of advancing genomics research within the Duke community. Specific duties include the following:

• Work independently with common informatics methods and toolsets to analyze high-throughput genomic and proteomic datasets generated by Duke investigators.
• Independently meet with investigators at all stages of a project to ensure study design, data analysis, and data provenance are all being addressed and are progressing
• Attend lab meetings, present updates, assist in the interpretation of results, generate publication-quality figures, and author publication-quality description of methods.
• Work closely with a team of software developers and IT professionals to create custom toolkits and analytic methods to meet the needs of investigators
• Train investigators in the use of in-house and publicly available toolkits that will allow them to perform exploratory analysis and visualize their data
• Provide pre-award support to Duke investigators by writing and editing methods sections of grants that address the analysis of high-throughput genomic data
• Read the primary bioinformatics literature to identify state-of-the-art methods and toolkits that may assist Duke investigators in the analysis of their data.
• Co-teach data analysis workshops and lectures

While the responsibilities of the core facility are vast, the candidate should have experience working with at least two of the following high-throughput genomic data types: high-throughput sequencing, microarray, or proteomics. The individual should show an eagerness to learn about any technology that they are not currently familiar with, as they will be expected to be able to work with any investigator that utilizes the core facility, regardless of which technologies they wish to employ for their project. This position reports directly to the Director of the Genomic Analysis and Bioinformatics Shared Resource.
To accomplish all of the duties that this position will need to perform, the individual should have at least a Ph.D. in bioinformatics or a related field, or a M.S. in a similar field with at least 4 years of experience working with high-throughput genomic technologies. Ideally, the candidate would have experience in a data analysis service role. The candidate must have experience with the standard ‘omics technology data formats and data analysis toolkits. The candidate must be efficient in a scripting language such as Perl or Python, have experience in a statistical programing environment such as R or Matlab, and have background knowledge of common statistical, data mining, and machine learning methodologies used in genomics research. In addition to technical ability, the candidate must have excellent communication skills and be able to articulate bioinformatic topics to either bioinformaticians or to life science investigators.

Job Information
Position Type: Bioinformatics Scientist
Reference (Job ID number): #400988607
Start Date: TBD
Duration: Full Time
Status: open

Contact Information
Duke University
Center for Genomic and Computational Biology
How To Apply:Go to http://www.hr.duke.edu/jobs and search for job requisition #400988607