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RESEARCH ASSISTANT – BIOINFORMATICS

negotiable Expires in 10 months

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Job Description

The Research Assistant – Bioinformatics within the Biomedical Informatics division is involved in designing/developing/implementing/annotating and carrying scientific research to address Bioinformatics challenges.  The Research Assistant, under the supervision of Principal Investigator and/or research scientist executes several tasks such as programming and implementing bioinformatics pipeline, testing and validating new tools and running pilot analysis. The Research Assistant also executes several tasks such as NGS data analysis especially variants annotation, medical genetic database mining and preparation of final report to clinical geneticist. The incumbent is also involved in performing advanced analysis of  Omics data especially Next Generation Sequencing (NGS). S/he adheres to the best standards of software development for business and scientific applications.

  • Programming and implementing bioinformatics pipeline
  • Testing and validating new tools
  • Running pilot analysis.
  • Performing advanced analysis of Omics data especially Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Analyzing and processing biomedical data
  • Programs and implements bioinformatics pipeline
  • Tests and validates new tools
  • Runs pilot analysis and performs advanced analysis of Omics data especially Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Conducts bioinformatics analysis on genomics data
  • Analyzes and processes biomedical data
  • Collaborates with other Sidra members to apply the results of research and/or develop new techniques or practices
  • Presents ongoing work and findings to colleagues

Skills

  • Strong programming skills: Python, Perl, C++, Java, R, Matlab or other related programming knowledge.
  • Appropriate knowledge of ‘omics’ data manipulation
  • High level of Technical skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Knowledgeable in scientific research methods and evaluation of research results, and ability to develop and maintain own knowledge and skills at the forefront of field
  • Fluency in written and spoken English
  • Experience in dynamic web development (HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript)
  • Experience in JavaScript libraries such as jQuery, DataTables.js, D3.js, crossfilter, Dc.js, underscore.js, backbone.js, react, bio.js, Bootstrap

Education

Bioinformatics