A bioinformatics position in the laboratory of Dr. Brian Walker is available to work in translational research studies in multiple myeloma. We are seeking a highly motivated, enthusiastic and creative individual to become a member of our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for the analysis of various types of patient genomic, epigenomic and transcriptomic data, as well as the development and maintenance of computational pipelines. This is a great opportunity to quickly acquire high-in-demand bioinformatics skills, develop and publish new analysis tools/pipelines, analyze challenging datasets, and be a co-author on multiple high-impact manuscripts. Recent publications from the Walker lab: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/brian.walker.1/bibliography/public/
Use existing bioinformatics pipelines to analyze the molecular patient data generated in the clinical lab including whole genome, exome, RNA sequencing and single cell analysis.
Perform quality analysis of the generated sequencing data and develop solutions to enhance future performance
Perform different types of data analysis relating to the genomics-based approaches utilized by the lab, in an independent fashion.
Maintain and troubleshoot existing bioinformatics pipelines
Develop new bioinformatics pipelines to support new molecular assays
Develop new methods for multi-omics data analysis and integration
Work with lab users to analyze biomedical data and address clinical and research needs using bioinformatics techniques and tools
Present results of the analyses to the team members
Support the team in its common research goals
Advises appropriate personnel of situations/problems requiring intervention or follow-up attention.
Additional Position Specific Responsibilities:
Maintains confidentiality of all research information.
Provides guidance, cooperates, communicates and relates well to all levels of staff
Other duties as assigned
The search committee will begin evaluating applications as they are received and applications will continue to be reviewed until positions are filled.
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Indiana University is strongly committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. Candidates must be sensitive to the needs of and possess an interest in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, color, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation or identity, disability status, protected veteran status, and religion. Indiana University is a provider of ADA services.
To qualify you must have a PhD in Bioinformatics, System Biology, Computer Science, or related field
Knowledge of biology and understanding of key and complex biological concepts (genes, pathways, cancer)
Attention to detail and ability to work on multiple projects
Experience in Unix/Linux systems including high-performance computing environments
Strong programming skills in Matlab, R and/or Python
Knowledge of algorithms, data structures, machine learning, and statistics
Expert in sequencing data analysis
Expert in creating customized sequencing analysis pipelines
Expert in executing standard bioinformatics pipelines
Excellent communication skills with proficiency in written and oral English
Strong communication skills (e.g., put together reports and presentations)
Strong analytical skills
Ability to work independently (e.g., find papers relevant to the subject, assess methods, implement methods, and apply them to datasets to reproduce results)
Ability to function in a multidisciplinary team including MD's and PhD's
Ability to work under stress/deadlines
Qualified candidates must be able to effectively communicate with all levels of the organization.
Department Contact for Questions:
Drew Hewitt email@example.com
OAA #: IUSM007612016
Internal Number: 9162
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.