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Associate Bioinformatician, Computational Pathology

Employer: Brigham & Women's Hospital - Harvard Medical School
Posted: June 7, 2014
Expires: August 6, 2014
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Associate Bioinformatician Division of Computational Pathology, Research Core Department of Pathology, Brigham & Women's Hospital Posting Date: June 7th, 2014.

The Division of Computational Pathology is a newly formed unit within the Department of Pathology at Brigham & Women's Hospital that supports basic and translational research projects requiring advanced computational analyses. Investigators utilizing the core are focused on various areas of biomedical research including but not limited to cancer biology, immunology, and the microbiome.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and apply computational tools for analysis of high-throughput sequencing and other high-dimensional data types. There will be an opportunity to work directly with world-class investigators in the biomedical sciences and computational biology, and assist in developing projects from the experimental design phase through to publication. There is also the opportunity for original research on new computational methods for analyzing biomedical data.

Application Procedure: Applicants must submit a CV with a cover letter that is responsive to this specific posting, highlighting qualifications for this position. Must have US citizenship or appropriate visa/work status for the US.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities: Under supervision from the Director of the Core and senior core staff, the Associate Bioinformatician will: # Analyze high-dimensional datasets generated within the department, including development and implementation of tailored software solutions as needed. # Work with investigators to evaluate project requests and develop study-specific procedures to complete analyses. # Create oral, written and graphical reports summarizing the results of analyses. # Work with the Division's Corporate Manager to develop quotes for projects, grant proposals and invoices for work completed. # Performs all other duties as required.

Qualifications: A masters' degree or higher in a quantitative discipline such as Computer Science or Statistics. Minimum 2 years prior experience analyzing next generation human, microbial sequencing, or similar types of data. Expertise in Linux and high performance computing (cluster) environments. Expertise in at least one object-oriented programming language. Superior software development skills, including expertise with documentation, version control, and code releases. Experience analyzing large biological datasets, including principled application of statistical techniques and understanding of the strengths/limitations of these techniques. Experience developing and implementing robust bioinformatics analysis pipelines. Must have US citizenship or appropriate visa/work status for the US.

Skills Required: Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Excellent organizational and time management skills; you will need to work on multiple projects simultaneously, some of which will have time critical elements. Ability to quickly learn and apply new computational techniques; you must be able to implement solutions described in the primary literature. Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; you will need to interact with Principal Investigators in the Division of Computational Pathology and personnel with different levels of experience, and you must be comfortable with different styles of communication. * Ability to methodically document software, analysis pipelines, and other work; you must be able to create and deploy production quality code that is reusable and understandable by others.

_As an equal opportunity employer, Brigham & Women's Hospital is also committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veteran's Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact Human Resources at (617) 582-0100._ __

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