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Computational Biologist I, NGS Data Analysis

UT Southwestern
Dallas, Texas, US
Closing date
Jan 21, 2022

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Academic / Research
Informatics / GIS
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Employment Type
Full time
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Job Summary

The Computational Biologist will participate in research projects on biomedical data (NGS, spatial molecular profiling, and digital pathology). Apply advanced statistical and machine learning methods. Develop informatics analysis pipelines and tools for cancer research. Experience in the analysis of NGS data or other molecular profiling data is required.

Experience and Education

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.


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 sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.
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