Req ID: 150400
Employment Status: Regular – Full Time
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) Research Institute and its Department of Biomedical and Health Informatics (DBHi) are seeking a bioinformatics scientist to help advance an enterprise-level data and informatics platform called “Arcus”. The Arcus team integrates with major scientific initiatives in the Research Institute strategic plan involving high-impact research areas such as lifespan, rare diseases, novel devices and therapeutics, and precision health.
This role will work with bioinformatics scientists and software engineers to operationalize a set of pipelines used to align and annotate whole exome and genome sequencing data. This role will also collaborate with data archivists and metadata librarians to advise as a subject matter expert for genomic research data contributions into Arcus.
We are looking for highly creative people who share our mission to advance child health and who will thrive in a continuous learning environment, acquiring and applying both new technical skills and biomedical domain knowledge.
Job Responsibilities (Continued)
- Develop and refine bioinformatic pipelines focused but not limited to variant calling, variants annotation and germline copy number based on GATK best practices or other industry stablished workflows.
- Development of Workflow Descriptive Language (WDL) scripts in order to deploy production ready pipelines on an escalable environment using cromwell execution engine.
- Operationalize and manage genomic pipelines, including debugging issues as they arise
- Support researchers who need assistance in developing ad-hoc pipelines by understanding their scientific goals and documenting their scientific objectives in a way that can be translated to the research application development team.
- Collaborate with Library Science team to advise on genomic data preservation, organization, and description based on industry standards
Preferred Technical Requirements
- At least three (3) years of experience working with genomic data in industry standard file types (e.g. fastq, fasta, VCF, BAM or CRAM)
- At least two (2) years of experience with development and management of genomic analysis pipelines using Cromwell/WDL or Rabix/CWL based platforms
- Experience with molecular biology or clinical genetics analysis techniques and industry common high throughput sequencing technologies.
- Familiar with the use of common clinical genomic reference databases (e,g. Gnomad, ClinVar, dbSNP)
- Expertise with command-line tools on Linux batch systems and cloud compute (GCP, AWS)
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills to interact with both clinical researchers and developers
Required Education And ExperienceRequired Education: Bachelor’s Degree in biological or computational discipline.
- At least three (3) years of experience in applied bioinformatics, genomics, and computational work.
- Experience with management and analysis of complex data types.
- Experience with genomic/proteomic data analysis methods.
Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/LicPreferred Education: Master’s or Doctorate Degree in biological or computational discipline
- Four (4) or more years of experience in applied bioinformatics, genomics, and computational work. This experience can be inclusive of a relevant PhD dissertation.
- Experience with Python, Perl, or other languages.
- Experience with pipeline or workflow development frameworks.
- Experience or knowledge of technologies commonly used in biological labs, such as PCR, cloning, electrophoresis gels, and cell culture.
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