Vaccine & Gene Therapy Institute of Florida (VGTI Florida)
Job Location: 
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Job Description: 

At VGTI Florida, we are committed to discovering innovative therapies and vaccines to improve human health. It is ultimately the talent of the individuals we recruit that determines our success and our state-of-the-art technologies and resources that enable individuals to realize this success. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in research. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits but also work in an environment noted for community involvement, intellectual excitement, and natural beauty.

We are seeking a Bioinformatician to join our Bioinformatics Core, part of our Collaborative Genomics Center.

The Bioinformatician works with internal and external customers in conjunction with the Collaborative Genomics Core to analyze and report from high-throughput experiments including microarray, mRNA-seq microRNA-seq, DNA-seqs and functional validation experiments such as QPCR. The Bioinformatician's responsibilities will include statistical design of experiments, analysis and reporting, and assembly of figures for manuscript preparation.


Supporting scientists by assessing their bioinformatics needs and defining proper informatics solution(s)

Assist in all phases of analysis from data processing and quality control through final analytical results

Prepare microarray data analysis and reporting

Prepare sequencing analysis and complete reporting to facilitate analysis

Assist with working with computational tools for the exploration of high-dimensionality datasets and test statistical models

Work with researchers to translate these models and analyze data from experiments

Help develop toolsets and bioinformatics applications that embed analysis methodologies to internal and external collaborator

Train in the analysis of biomedical research data using descriptive statistics and inference tests

Training and work in statistical programming using R-script.


2+ years’ of work experience in Bioinformatics/Statistics/Math or related field or equivalent education such as an MS or Ph.D.

Working experience in at least one scripting language such as Perl, Python or Java, training in formal programming languages an asset.

1+ years’ work experience with Linux

Proven ability to work independently and in a team environment

Proficiency in SAS (JMP) programming is a preferred


MS in Bioinformatics or its equivalent related field or equivalent related experience

Ph.D. is a plus

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VGTI Florida is an EEO/AAP Institution committed to recruiting, hiring, and promoting qualified minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

About Our Organization: 

The emphasis of VGTI Florida is on translation of original laboratory discoveries into innovative clinical treatments to improve human health. VGTI Florida is one of the internationally acclaimed research institutes invited to locate to Florida as part of a State-sponsored initiative to enhance biomedical research in Florida. Our research scientists enjoy outstanding benefits and salary with no state income tax, an intellectually stimulating work environment with new laboratories, high quality of life in affordable housing, and natural beauty of the sunny Atlantic coast of Florida.

VGTI Florida occupies a new 100,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art and LEED gold certified research building in Port St. Lucie just north of Palm Beach. Cutting-edge shared cores include Genomics, Flow Cytometry, Bioinformatics, and BSL3/ABSL3 containment facilities. VGTI Florida is ideally located in a Biotech cluster than includes many other top research institutes within a short driving distance. These include Scripps Research Institute of Florida, Torrey Pines Institute for Molecular Studies, and the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, among others. VGTI Florida also has ongoing basic, translational and clinical collaborations with the University of Miami, Moffitt Cancer Center, and the Martin Health Systems.

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