Bioinformatics Analyst | University of Miami Health System

Bioinformatics Analyst

The Hussman Institute has an exciting opportunity for a full-time Bioinformatics Analyst to work on the UHealth campus.


The Bioinformatics Analyst works with research staff to extend capabilities

in bioinformatics and improve understanding of genetic variation in human health and disease. The Bioinformatics Analyst maintains and performs analysis with existing pipelines while assisting and benchmarking the development of novel methods.

Running and maintaining massively parallel sequencing data workflows primarily related to Alzheimer disease whole genome sequencing including raw sequencing data QC, alignment, variant calling, filtering, and annotation.

Working with external collaborators including sequencing centers, analysis groups, and long-term data repositories to organize data storage, transfer, and processing.

Coordinate bioinformatics procedures and storage requirements of internal high throughput genomics data.

Work within the bioinformatics group to provide support for various Alzheimer disease research projects by interfacing with the sequencing cores and project analysts.

w existing standard operating procedures and create carefully documented scripts to generate analysis reports as necessary.

Generally applying existing pipelines to solve bioinformatics challenges, which includes troubleshooting, problem-solving, gathering requirements, analysis of the problem, and designing and implementing solutions to resolve issues.

Exploring alternative pipelines and implementation including cloud computing solutions for whole genome sequencing analysis.

Assisting with IT and Bioinformatics needs for data storage management including file management and data archiving.

Participating in weekly Alzheimer and bioinformatics team and individual meetings to update progress

This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field required


Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.

Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.

Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

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