Bioinformatics Analyst I/II

Organization: 
The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
Job Location: 
Farmington, CT
Job Description: 

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine, based in Farmington, CT, is seeking a talented Bioinformatics Analyst to support Dr. Charles Lee’s Lab. This position offers the candidate excellent opportunity to gain experience in the field of genomic medicine and translational research. There will be several opportunities to make critical contributions to several projects under the supervision of scientists in the Lee lab. Position will be commensurate with qualifications, experience and aptitude.

Responsibilities:
• Provide bioinformatics support for projects within the Lee Lab for both existing and future projects.
• Participate in data processing, programming and algorithm development.
• Design, develop and operate computational pipelines for analysis of high throughput multi-dimensional data.
• Participate in evaluation of new technology platforms, assays and software.

Requirements: 

• Ph.D. or MS with 2+ years’ experience in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology or Computer Science. Exceptional candidates may be considered without experience.
• Aptitude to work in a team environment is must.
• Enthusiastic about learning new technologies, platforms and science.
• Next generation sequence analysis (e.g. Whole Genome, Exome, RNASeq, ChipSeq).
• Programming experience in Java, C/C++, Python, R, Perl.
• Proficiency in UNIX scripting and various bioinformatics tools and databases.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Experience in microarray analysis (e.g. Expression, aCGH, SNP) is a plus.
• Knowledge of basic statistical techniques and packages such as R/SAS/MATLAB.
• Experience in analysis of large multi-dimensional genomic datasets.
• Experience working in an HPC environment.
• Experience in cancer biology preferred.
• Experience in developing computational pipelines and algorithms for genomics research desired.

Contact Information: 

All interested individuals should apply on-line at www.jax.org/careers, referring to job requisition #4263. Applications should include a Cover Letter and CV. When candidates are otherwise equally qualified, JAX will give preference to the Connecticut resident. The Jackson Laboratory is an EOE/AA employer.

About Our Organization: 

The Jackson Laboratory is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution based in Bar Harbor, Maine, with a facility in Sacramento, Calif., and a new genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Conn. We employ more than 200 Ph.D. scientists and a total of more than 1,400 employees. In 2011 and 2012, researchers voted The Jackson Laboratory among the world’s top 15 “Best Places to Work in Academia” in a poll conducted by The Scientist, a magazine for people working in the life sciences. The Laboratory draws on an 83-year reputation for excellence in mammalian genetics, built on the groundbreaking discoveries of its own researchers and on the development and global distribution of the most diverse collection of genetically unique mouse strains in the world. The Jackson Laboratory is a National Cancer Institute – designated cancer center. Our research covers a broad range of genetic disorders, including cancer, diabetes, neuromuscular and neurodegenerative disorders, autoimmune disorders, and conditions related to reproduction, development and aging. The Laboratory’s mission is to discover the genetic basis for preventing, treating and curing disease, and to enable research and education for the global biomedical community.