Bioinformatician - NGS data analysis

University of Wisconsin - Madison
Job Location: 
Madison, WI


Job Description: 

Principal duties:

The incumbent will collaborate with University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center (UWCCC) members to provide data analysis and consultation for their research projects. It is essential that this individual be capable of working independently and possess the ability to effectively troubleshoot and develop custom scripts and workflows. The successful hire will be part of the UWCCC Informatics Core, the Department of Biostatistics and Medical Informatics within the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the UW Biotechnology Center (UWBC).

The incumbent will be expected to independently select or develop the most appropriate methodologies for the clients, to implement those methods and to effectively present their results.

Principle responsibilities include:

(75%) Meet with UWCCC collaborators and/or Informatics Core leadership to frame problems, outline solutions, solve problems and present results. Select appropriate existing software tools, especially for Next Generation Sequencing data including RNASeq efforts. Write scripts for data preparation and informatics analysis, validate and implement scripts, and summarize results in appropriate reporting format.

(10%) Keep abreast of current bioinformatics methodologies and attend UWCCC meetings not related to specific projects.

(10%) Provide informatics support to non-UWCCC BRC members.

(5%) Other activities including adhering to all University, UWCCC , BRC and Departmental policies and procedures.

Degree and area of specialization:

Master's degree required; PhD strongly preferred. Expertise in bioinformatics, biomedical informatics, computational biology or a related field including biological sciences, statistics or computer sciences.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Minimum of two years of bioinformatics experience, post graduate work and/or professional experience. Working knowledge of bioinformatics computing, scripting languages, and NextGen sequencing analysis applications. Significant practical experience in the analysis of high throughput nucleic acid sequence data. Applicable areas include genome assembly, SNP detection, ChIP-seq, MeDIP-seq, RIP-seq analyses and expression profiling using RNA-seq.

The ability to work independently as well as collaboratively and to intereact positively with a diverse group of researchers and their research. Attention to detail and ability to prioritize workloads to attain project milestones on time, to handle multiple tasks and assignments, and to resolve problems required. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to stay current on new biological and bioinformatics methodologies.
Contact Information: 
Donna Burnett
Phone: 608-263-2910
K6/444 CSC, Box 4675
Fax: 608-265-5579
600 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53792-4675
About Our Organization: 

UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.