Bioinformatics Support Analyst

Organization: 
BloodCenter of Wisconsin
Job Location: 
Milwaukee, WI
Benefits: 

BloodCenter offers a competitive benefits package including health, dental, vision and life insurance, short and long term disability, holiday pay and a generous paid time off plan.

Job Description: 

Under the direction of the Manager of Product Development, the Bioinformatics Support Analyst is responsible for the development, implementation, and maintenance of analysis software required for genomics-based testing in the Diagnostic Laboratories and the Blood Research Institute. In the diagnostic laboratories, this position will support clinical diagnostic testing using next-generation sequencing (NGS) assays. This key position will work with third-party software providers, product development scientists, laboratory directors, and laboratory information services staff to build robust analysis pipelines for the interpretation and clinical reporting of NGS data. This position will also work with Blood Research Institute faculty to support basic and translational research projects that utilize genomic data.

Requirements: 

Successful candidates will have demonstrated leadership skills with well developed interpersonal and teamwork skills. Equally important are excellent oral and written communication skills, along with strong critical thinking and analysis skills. The ideal candidate will have a collaborative attitude and excellent technical knowledge including a strong foundation in software requirements analysis. Working knowledge and experience with various database systems, as well as a working knowledge of clinical laboratory and research settings and protocol/experiment design is a plus.


This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in Biology, Engineering, Computer Science or Bioinformatics. A Master's degree in a related field is preferred. A minimum of 1 year exposure to dimensional data modeling techniques and analysis tools is required. At least 1 year experience working with third-party vendor supplied software packages is also required. Experience with reporting tools and analytics is a must. Experience working in a structured development environment and quality systems, and experience working in a clinical/industry setting a definite plus.

Contact Information: 

Apply on-line: www.bcw.edu

About Our Organization: 

As a pioneering leader in science and medicine, BloodCenter of Wisconsin (BCW) contributes to the discovery, diagnosis, treatment and cures for patients like no other single organization, by virtue of the expertise, diversity and innovation that reside within each of its service areas. BCW provides life-saving blood, organ, tissue and marrow for Wisconsin families. As a not-for-profit organization, BCW specializes in diagnostic testing, medical services and leading-edge basic and clinical research. In collaboration with its many partners, including hospitals, health care providers, blood drive sponsors, researchers, philanthropic supporters and volunteers, BCW is privileged to serve patients locally and throughout the world.