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Computational Biologist I, HG-Lab Chao Xing

Employer
UT Southwestern
Location
Dallas, Texas, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Informatics / GIS
Discipline
Genetics
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Summary

UT Southwestern has an opening for the position of Computational Biologist I, HG-Lab Chao Xing

Will work as part of a team in Center's Bioinformatics Lab to maintain and revise reliable high performance next-generation sequencing (NGS) data analysis pipeline systems, to process/analyze data in a reliable and timely fashion. Candidates must have good customer service and communication skills with faculty scientists and sequencing core. Skills Required: Python, Perl, R Shell; experience with Unix/Linux and HPC cluster system.

Experience/Education

Required:
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.

Working Conditions:
Work is performed primarily in general office area.
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