Bioinformatics Specialist I - Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Posted in Other 12 days ago.

Location: Boston, Massachusetts





Job Description:

GENERAL SUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT:



The Talkowski Laboratory in the Center for Genomic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic candidate to join our research group. Bioinformatics Specialist I advances computational component of biomedical research at the department and throughout the hospital. Works closely with other investigators to answer key biological questions by performing genome scale computational analyses. The background must demonstrate a proven ability to work collaboratively and perform high quality analyses of large-scale experimental data in a timely manner. Contributes code to shared computational infrastructure and is expected to meet high software development standards. Evaluates existing computational methods and serve as a knowledge resource to collaborators seeking advice about the best tool for a particular problem.


In addition, shows a high degree of independence and autonomy in managing research collaborations, designing bioinformatics workflows, selecting tools and statistical approaches, and executing projects. Demonstrates good understanding of biological problems and in-depth knowledge of computational methods for next-generation sequencing analysis. Demonstrates mature interpersonal skills in communicating with collaborators and driving collaborative research.



PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Work independently and timely fashion to maintain quality control and processing of next-generation sequencing data, from the initial output of the sequencing instrument to the customer-ready datasets.

  • Perform troubleshooting and testing of computational tools and pipelines;

  • Contribute to technical documentation.

  • Provide support with regards to advanced formatting, transfer, and retrieval of produced data.

  • Evaluate existing computational methods and serve as a knowledge resource to collaborators seeking advice about the best tool for a problem.




SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:



  • Understanding of basic computational workflows.

  • Ability to work in Unix/Linux environment.

  • Proven ability to learn new computational tools and packages.

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.

  • Experience in computational consulting/ customer support preferred.






Qualifications

EDUCATION: BS required; MS in computer science, IT, or related field strongly preferred



EXPERIENCE: 2+ years of experience in computer science, IT, or computational customer support is required



LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS, and/or REGISTRATIONS (if applicable): N/A



SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable): N/A



FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY (if applicable): N/A



WORKING CONDITIONS: Research Building with Office and Laboratory Environment.



EEO Statement

Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.
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