Prof. Jamie Scott seeks applicants for a Bioinformatics Research Technician position in the Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry at Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, a community in the Vancouver-metro region.
This position begins immediately for approx. 37 hours per week, and over a probationary period of 90 days (with possible extension).
The position is a full-time (37 hours/week), 3-month appointment with extension dependent on performance and grant funding.
Salary is $45,000 per annum with 2 weeks’ vacation that will increase one day per annum, as well as statutory holidays, and time off between the Dec 27th and 31st when SFU is closed.
Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
• Developing analysis methods and tools for analyzing high-density, antibody-gene and T-cell-receptor gene DNA sequence data obtained through next-generation sequencing technologies, and in particular developing new tools for assigning clonal lineage to clusters of related antibody-gene sequences.
• Developing and/or utilizing tools for analyzing high-density data obtained from antigen microarrays, including use of SAM.
• Developing systems approaches for framing and relating high-density data of different formats (e.g., relating antigen microarray data, DNA sequence data, flow cytometric data and RNAseq data all obtained from the same set of individuals)
• Analysis of RNAseq data and Affimetrix chip data by
• Using statistical methods to analyze sequence, microarray and other data
• Performing data manipulation and transformation by creating programming scripts using tools such as PERL, AWK, SED and UNIX shells
• Assisting in preparation of scientific publications and grant proposals
• Coordinating with interdisciplinary scientists involved in different research projects and in providing bioinformatics support.
• Presenting research results and progress to scientists at SFU and beyond
• Performing other related duties as required