Job – Principal Biostistician/Bioinformatics job at Kenya Medical Research

Vacancy title:
Principal Biostistician/Bioinformatics

[ Type: FULL TIME , Industry: Research , Category: Research ]

Jobs at:

Kenya Medical Research – KEMRI

Deadline of this Job:
06 October 2022  

Duty Station:
Within Kenya , Kisumu , East Africa

Date Posted: Tuesday, September 20, 2022 , Base Salary: Not Disclosed

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Key Responsibilities:
• Participation in capacity building on bioinformatics by guiding MSc and PhD students on the project in both Kenya and Benin
• In charge of reception and storage of raw sequence data from the sequencing facilities, uploading to the high compute servers
• Take leadership in setting up virtual classroom discussions; small group discussions; data carpentry workshops, personalized virtual office hours with trainees on the statistical analyses of genomic data
• Participation in designing, review and update of the vector genomics and bioinformatics training curriculum
• Leadership in conceptualizing, innovating and development of new bioinformatic pipelines for analysis of genomic data
• Conduct bioinformatic analysis of raw sequence data to identify molecular markers associated with insecticide resistance in malaria vectors
• Attend conferences and workshops to disseminate research findings
• Leadership in drafting of technical reports, manuscripts, and outcomes of the project outputs
• Perform any other duties as assigned by the principal investigator

Vacancy Requirements:
• Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics; Statistics, Medical Statistics, Biostatistics, Health statistics, Biometry or equivalent qualification from a recognized Institution
• Expertise in genomics, population genetics, data science, computational biology
• Hands on experience with scripting languages such as Linux, Python, R and a strong grounding in biological sciences
• Familiarity with commonly used tools for variant detection (samtools, bowtie2, BWA, IGV, ANNOVAR, GATK) and file formats (BED, VCF, FASTQ, BAM, FASTA)
• Familiarity with commonly used and publicly available bioinformatics databases (e.g. GenBank, Uniprot, DDBJ, Ensemble, GEO, SRA, ExAC, ESP,ClinVar, VectorBase, KEGG, HGMD, OMIM, PubMed, UCSC)
• Experience designing bioinformatics experiments and/or providing oversight for the design of ‘omics/bioinformatics experiments.
• Experience working with unstructured data sources, (experience with genome assembly)
• An understanding of genome sequencing technologies and strategies.
• Having a familiarity with Big Data analysis including data mining, complex data visualization.
• Proficiency in computer application; and

Job Experience: No Requirements

Work Hours: 8

Level of Education: Postgraduate Degree

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