Vaccine & Gene Therpay Institute of Florida
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Job Description: 

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.


Minimum Qualifications:

• 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
• US Work Authorization. Sponsorship is not provided.


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

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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: 

VGTI Florida is a world-class research institute in Port St. Lucie, Fla. that focuses on studying the human immune system to prevent and treat chronic infectious diseases, cancer and ailments that disproportionately affect aging populations. The Institute’s researchers have contributed to significant advances in the development of vaccines and other therapeutics to fight diseases such as AIDS, melanoma, breast cancer, prostate cancer, yellow fever and dengue fever. VGTI Florida is an independent 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization.

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.