Bioinformatics Technician

Job Description
The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a non?profit biomedical research institute based in Phoenix, Arizona, focused on research that can help patients with cancer, neurological disorders, diabetes and other debilitating conditions. Working with a worldwide network of collaborators in the scientific and medical communities, TGen researchers study the genetic components of both common and complex diseases. Through genomic analysis, we learn how DNA, genes and proteins – the microscopic building block of life – can affect human health. Our 41 lead investigators and nearly 300 support personnel at sites in Phoenix, Scottsdale and Flagstaff, Arizona, are dedicated to improving patient care and quality of life through precision medicine, best defined as the right therapy, for the right patient, at the right time.

Organization Name
TGen North-Pathogen Genomics Division

Department Description
The Division of Pathogen Genomics at TGen is focused on conducting translational genomic research related to pathogens important to medicine, public health, and biodefense.

Brief Posting Description
TGen’s Division of Pathogen Genomics is looking for a computer scientist to join the team. Researchers at TGen are leading cutting-edge scientific exploration that requires analysis of large DNA datasets, development and application of novel bioinformatics tools, and management of complex databases. The successful applicant will work closely with biologists to develop and apply microbial genetic bioinformatics tools, identify relevant data sources and tools, automate repetitive tasks, extract custom datasets, improve existing and develop new data analysis tools, and translate informatics tools into more polished tools suitable for wider usage or release to the scientific community.

Detailed Description
The successful applicant will be required to work independently and must be able to manage their time across multiple concurrent projects.

Tasks include:

• Work closely with researchers to identify requirements, analyze and translate requirements into software specifications.
• Identify and use existing tools in an innovative fashion to meet captured requirements and address systems, data analysis, and data presentation challenges.
• Design, implement, test, deploy, and document software to meet requirements.
• Maintain software.
• Develop and maintain analysis pipelines, verify results, and ensure scalability on large data sets.

Job Requirements

• Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in computer science, bioinformatics, or a related field.
• Experience with computing (e.g. R, Matlab, S-PLUS), scripting (e.g. Perl, Python,PHP) and objected oriented languages (e.g. java).
• Able to work in Unix/Linux and Windows/Mac environments.
• Familiarity with relational database management and web development.
• Experience in data visualization is desirable.
• Strong interest in pursuing career in academic or biomedical research.

• Opportunity to work closely with translational researchers (bioinformaticists, clinicians, molecular microbiologists, etc.) on exciting large genomic datasets.
• Gain exposure to cutting edge bioinformatics tools and pipelines in dealing with large genomic datasets.

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