Department Description: Environmental and Occupational Health (EOH)
Brief Posting Description:
The George Washington University, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health is looking for a driven, sociable and experienced bioinformaticist to join our research group. Our team is conducting studies that integrate microbial genomics with epidemiology to reveal the role of the human microbiome in health and disease and to track the emergence and dissemination of antibiotic-resistant pathogens. The successful applicant will work with a multidisciplinary team to develop and apply novel bioinformatics tools, create and access custom databases, and write software programs to facilitate public health research. Some tasks include: identifying relevant data sources and tools, automating repetitive bioinformatics tasks, extracting custom datasets, improving existing and/or developing new data analysis tools and translating prototype informatics tools into more polished tools suitable for wider usage or release to the scientific community.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated, able to work independently and with a team, and must be able to manage his/her time across multiple concurrent projects.
• Consult with researchers to identify requirements; analyze and translate requirements into software specifications.
• Identify and use existing tools in an innovative fashion to meet captured requirements and address systems, data analysis and data presentation challenges.
• Develop algorithms to solve novel problem that arise for which no tools are readily available.
• Design, implement, test, deploy and document software to meet requirements if needed.
• Prepare peer-reviewed journal articles detailing software.
• Maintain software.
• Develop and maintain analysis pipelines quality checking the results, and ensuring scalability of pipelines on large data sets.
• Maintain, manage and extend in-house databases.