Baylor College of Medicine hiring Bioinformatics Analyst I in Houston, Texas, United States

SummaryAn open position for a Bioninformatic Analyst I is available in the Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX. Will work alongside research scientists and clinicians with diverse backgrounds, including other bioinformaticians and computational biologists, molecular biologists, geneticist and immunologists. The work will focus on harnessing the power of genomic technologies to address translational and clinical bioinformatic challenges pertaining to ocular diseases. The Bioinformatics Analyst I will analyze multiple high-throughput functional genomics data sets on the genome, epigenome, and transcriptome in disease-relevant tissues/cells and use computational approaches to integrate and analyze this data to identify the molecular components and the structure of the regulatory apparatus underlying gene expression variation. This position is an outstanding opportunity for career development for recent science graduates interested in biomedical research and/or future advanced degree training in the biomedical sciences or medicine.

Job Duties

  • Under close supervision, conducts research activities according to research protocol. Research activities will heavily focus on high-throughput bulk and single-cell multi-omic data (RNA-seq and ATAC-seq) in ocular tissues.
  • Provides technical leadership and establishes protocols and guidelines for performing single-cell library generation, NGS sequencing, and data analysis.
  • Designs, implements and operates bioinformatics pipelines using existing analytical tools for NGS applications.
  • Ensures data quality control is constantly and consistently applied to incoming data sets.
  • Creates reports of data quality and communicate these to computational staff.
  • Summarizes, visualizes, and communicates research and analyses findings to the principal investigator.
  • Collaborates with other bioinformaticians and lab researchers in project design, data analysis, interpretation, and reporting.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Genetics, Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in a related field.
  • Strong computational background in science with the ability to code in Python and R.
  • Previous experience in analyzing next-generation sequencing (NGS) data is a plus.

Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.



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