As part of a joint initiative with the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology (LM&P), the Research Informatics Support Systems (RISS) program within the University of Minnesota Supercomputing Institute (MSI) is hiring a full time bioinformatics analyst to support clinical molecular research at the University of Minnesota.
Successful candidates will have excellent communication skills, a strong analytical/computational background combined with demonstrated life sciences analyses experience, be highly organized, and comfortable working as part of an interdisciplinary research team on multiple projects.
As part of an interdisciplinary team, the successful candidates will have the responsibilities to:
• Serve as the primary analyst and developer for Clinical bioinformatics support for LM&P.
• Serve as a liaison and informatics analyst for the Department of Lab Medicine and Pathology (LM&P) faculty.
• Carry out consultative informatics services and research for LM&P faculty on primarily molecular clinical research endeavors.
o Design appropriate informatics strategies as required.
o Develop, prototype, and execute analytic workflows.
o Identify external resources that may be applied to challenges facing the interdisciplinary group.
o Help to integrate new molecular technologies as they become useful for clinical purposes (e.g., single-cell expression profiling)
o Appropriately document work conducted, both to comply with RISS reporting requirements, and to allow the preparation of any analytic reports required by the principal investigator of the project.
The ideal candidates will have advanced knowledge of next generation sequencing technologies with demonstrated practical experience in developing and carrying out analytical strategies in the context of NGS applications (e.g. DNA SNP and structural variant detection, de novo sequencing, RNA-seq).