Staff Scientist in Human Genetics

Organization: 
The Genome Institute at Washington University in St. Louis
Job Location: 
St. Louis, MO, USA
Benefits: 

Full benefits

Job Description: 

The Genome Institute at Washington University in Saint Louis is looking for a Human Genetics research scientist to work with a dedicated team investigating inherited human diseases. As one of only three NIH funded large-scale sequencing centers in the United States, The Genome Institute is involved in numerous collaborations and projects ranging from small family-based studies to studies of thousands of unrelated individuals.

Essential Functions

This is a full-time staff position with full benefits.

• Evaluation and design of statistical analysis plans for sequencing-based projects ranging from small family-based studies to large, unrelated cohorts of thousands of individuals.
• Statistical analysis of next generation sequencing and SNP array data from human genetic studies.
• Cooperation with computer scientists to implement analysis pipelines for statistical analysis of high throughput sequencing data.
• Development of statistical approaches and study designs for optimally analyzing inherently noisy sequencing data to identify disease causing variants or loci.
• Interaction with teams of diverse internal and external collaborators including oncologists, computer scientists, biologists, and other geneticists/statisticians

Requirements: 

Required Qualifications

Master’s degree with 4 years of experience in research lab operations or equivalent combination of education and experience equaling 9 years required.

Preferred Qualifications

Doctoral degree with 2 years of experience in research lab operations or master’s degree with 4 years of experience in research lab operations, or equivalent of 10 years combined of education and experience.

• 4+ years of experience in the field of human or statistical genetics.
• Graduate training in human genetics, population genetics, statistical genetics, genetic epidemiology, or similar fields.
• Experience with statistical software packages such as R. and genetic analysis tools such as PLINK, BEAGLE, or MERLIN.
• Some experience programming in Perl, C/C++, Java, or related languages
• Strong communication skills.
• Ability to work effectively in a team and assist with manuscript preparation.
• Independent and self-motivated work habits.
• Experience analyzing large genomic data sets. Prior experience with sequencing data is a plus, but not required.

Contact Information: 

For more information or to apply, please visit posting #25936 at http://jobs.wustl.edu or e-mail it-careers@genome.wustl.edu.

About Our Organization: 

One of only three NIH-funded large-scale genome centers in the United States, The Genome Institute at Washington University is a leader in genomics research as it applies to the study of biology, human disease and the field of personalized medicine. Founded in 1993, The Genome Institute focuses on cancer genomics, the genomics of heritable diseases, microbial and pathogen genomics, as well as novel sequencing and evolutionary genomics.

Our mission is to help improve the human condition by producing, studying, and interpreting high-quality genome-based data that drives biological discoveries that range from the bench to the hospital bedside. We value the open sharing of information and ideas and encourage collaboration while also engaging the next generation of scientists through educational outreach efforts