Computational Biologist I - Data Science

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Employer
UT Southwestern Medical Center
Location
Village, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
May 04, 2021
Closes
May 16, 2021
Ref
2160189431
Discipline
Genetics
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
Job Summary

The Computational Biologist I will work on next generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis in cancer and other human diseases. The candidate will maintain and organize computational pipelines, infrastructure and resources. Prior experience in NGS data analysis is strongly preferred. Practical experience with Linux environments and command-line tools is required, as is proficiency in at least one of the following scientific computing software (R/Matlab) and scripting languages (bash/perl/python).

Education and Experience

Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field of biological science.

Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field of biological science, and two (2) years related research experience in bioinformatics and computational biology.

Job Duties


  • Manage research laboratory computer hardware and software programming and maintenance.

  • Ensure existing systems meet the continuing needs of the lab and/or recommend and test new systems as necessary.

  • Perform complex data analysis related to specialized research methodologies and results as assigned by the PI.

  • Develop and/or modify software to support new and ongoing research projects.

  • Resolve hardware, software, and network issues in support of the lab.

  • Develop and maintain complex databases to support new and ongoing research projects.

  • Train laboratory staff in the use of pertinent research systems.

  • May specialize in bioinformatics, software development, network administration, or hardware/software maintenance.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities


  • Work requires knowledge of computer technology (hardware, software, and programming) and basic knowledge of molecular biology or genetics or related biological science field.

  • Work requires ability to communicate directly with software/database developers.

  • Work requires ability to communicate and work with academic faculty, design creative solutions, both short and long run for software development needs in a bio and medical informatics functional area.

  • Work requires excellent planning and organizational skills.

  • Work requires excellent interpersonal and leadership skills.

  • Work requires ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.

  • Work requires telephone and personal contact with all levels of internal and external personnel and organizations.

  • Work requires minimal physical exertion.



Security

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.

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