Associate Bioinformatician

Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen)
Job Location
445 N 5th St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
Job Description

The primary job responsibility of the selected candidate will be the management of the main analysis pipeline used at TGen to automate the analysis of next-generation sequencing data.  This job will involve frequent interactions with project leaders around the institute to develop project specific processes and to ensure projects are analyzed in timely manner.  The successful candidate can expect to be exposed to a diverse array of diseases and will be a key member of our analytical team working to improve the health and outcomes for our patients.


Duties and Responsibilities:

The associate bioinformatician will process biomedical data by utilizing/applying existing informatics/software resources/analysis methods on multiple computing platforms/in multiple programming languages, automating/managing repetitive tasks,  developing small-scale software modules, assist in extracting/ organizing/ manipulating/ annotating/ visualizing/ summarizing data from diverse data sources to aid knowledge discovery and inference process, and carry out custom bioinformatics tasks as required and specified by the senior staff and supervisors.


Implementation, application, maintenance, customization of available/known informatics resources and scientific software/data sources in multiple programming languages/platforms for research support. Developing front-ends for other analysis tools, visualization/compilation of results, facilitating generally defined routine data processing/migration/organization/management tasks, and building project specific workflows implementing automated analysis steps.


Investigation, customization, prototyping for new bioinformatics resources and scientific software for biomedical data processing. Requires skills in multiple programming languages, databases, computational methods, scientific computing, large scale data analysis, and heterogeneous biomedical data from multiple sources. Using software engineering skills towards creating reusable, modular, tested, version-controlled, shared repository oriented, professional quality informatics/software/database resources.


Designing, prototyping, evaluating innovative computational algorithms, data analysis, and statistical methods for biomedical data processing, interpretation and knowledge mining of data, computational algorithms, databases, scientific computing, large-scale data analysis. Suggesting/exploring alternative/multiple data processing approaches.


Following scientific literature/manuscripts, investigating new biomedical data processing methods, trends, technologies, and paradigms relevant to biomedical informatics, providing feedback towards scientific findings and contributing towards manuscripts/grants/research proposals and research planning. Attending/contributing to/presenting at internal/external scientific meetings/conferences


Managing multiple bioinformatics collaborations/projects, mentoring junior staff. Strategic planning, organization, management, organization, utilization, optimization of existing and future bioinformatics resources, skills, and needs. Interacting with PIs, researchers and other bioinformaticians towards aligning/guiding the bioinformatics activities to maximize organization's competitive advantage in biomedical research. Interacting with other research divisions, computing infrastructure staff, outside academic/industrial partners.


Bachelor's Degree and less than 6 months job-related experience.


Bachelors/Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics/Computer Science/Bioengineering/Computational Biology or related field.

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About Our Organization

The Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) is a preeminent leader in precision medicine, translating genetic and genomic discoveries with life changing results. We are defining 21st century health care delivery with major advances in genomic-enabled medicine that are revolutionizing how to prevent, diagnose and treat diseases. TGen specializes in helping patients with cancer, neurodegenerative disorders, infectious disease, metabolic diseases, and rare childhood disease. Our translational research enterprise provides an unparalleled environment for innovation, discovery and creative collaboration supported by physicians and scientists who are prominent leaders in their fields. For more information, visit:

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