Bioinformatician - Assistant/Associate Professor Level

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Job Location
Los Angeles, CA
Job Description

Applications are invited for a full-time Bioinformatician position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level to join the Translational Genomics Group at the Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC). The faculty leader will help steer a collegial and collaborative team that incorporates new strategies for leveraging of genomic, epigenetic, transcriptomic, microbiomic, proteomic, metabolomic, clinical metadata, imaging data, serologic data and other immune output data for translational research that transcends traditional research boundaries in developing diagnostics and novel therapies for Inflammatory Bowel Diseases.


Applicants must have an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree in Computer Science, Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, or Biology with strong quantitative training, or other closely related field. Candidate will have 7 or more years of experience in a research environment, with background and work knowledge in algorithms, scientific computing, machine learning or statistics. Familiar with R, C/C++, Java, Perl, python, PLINK and the Unix (Linux) environment. Experience in analyzing, and annotating very large genomic (e.g. NGS) data sets both in exploratory and pipelines scenarios is required. This position will be expected to work closely with clinicians, basic scientists, and members of the Drug Discovery Unit as well as with the existing bioinformatics team. In addition the post-holder will have the opportunity to work within partner consortia including the Very Early Onset IBD Consortium, the NIDDK IBD and International IBD Genetics consortia, the Human Microbiome 2 consortium, and the CCFA Microbiome Initiative. The successful candidate will need a track record of scientific leadership and collaboration, peer-reviewed research and grant funding commensurate with rank, a strong publication history, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to thrive in a multi-disciplinary environment. Attractive compensation and benefit package, with great career development opportunities will be offered to the successful candidate.

About Our Organization

Cedars-Sinai is a non-profit, academic, community-centric medical center in Los Angeles, California. Recognized internationally, Cedars-Sinai brings together top healthcare professionals collaborating to provide exceptional patient care. A combination of patient satisfaction scores, clinical performance initiatives, excellent medical outcomes, national designations and awards and ongoing research and academic programs have earned Cedars-Sinai a top spot as one of America's best hospitals in 2012-13 U.S. News & World Report . The quality and dedication of our talented nurses, allied health professionals and physicians make Cedars-Sinai one of the nation's leading academic medical centers. In its 2012-2013 listing of America’s Best Hospitals, U.S. News & World Report ranked Cedars-Sinai among the top 50 hospitals in a remarkable 12 of 16 specialty areas including: Cancer; Cardiology and Heart Surgery; Diabetes and Endocrinology; Ear, Nose and Throat; Gastroenterology; Geriatrics; Gynecology; Kidney disease; Neurology and Neurosurgery; Orthopaedics; Pulmonology; and Urology.

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