Bioinformatician I

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
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Summary of Essential Job Duties:
Under close supervision, the Research Bioinformatician I performs general bioinformatics analysis and software support for genomics projects. Manages data including loading and querying data from database systems, downloading genomic data from public repositories, and transforming data to the necessary formats. Helps to identify, evaluate, and incorporate relevant algorithms and software pipelines by reviewing pertinent literatures in bioinformatics and computational biology, provide daily bioinformatics data analysis, preliminary interpretation of the data, and reports of the results for possible publications.Specifically, you will be working in the Genomics core as part of an integrated team of wet lab and informatic scientists.
Your main responsibility will be to manipulate large datasets from whole genome type scans, perform tests to determine biological significance, and visualize biologically meaningful data.
This is a very dynamic position for instance, where you will use a variety of basic analysis tools to determine things like genetic linkage, gene expression profiles, and molecular classifiers from data generated from microarrays, qPCR data, and Next Gen Sequencing.
You will assist in specific advanced collaborations with the Core Directors collaborative lead research as well as help to translate developmental pipelines for filtering and analyzing these large datasets.
Summarizes data analyses results in the form suitable as the basis for the first draft of written reports, and makes preliminary interpretations of the data.


•Master’s degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Genetics or related field of molecular biology. PhD preferred.
• Must have proven expertise in biostatistics, large-scale computing, biological data analysis and bioinformatics.
• Five years of experience directly related to bioinformatics in genomics (i.e. metagenomics, transcriptomics, epigenomics, etc).
• Must have R and Perl/Python programming knowledge in Unix/Linux environments. Knowledge of High-Performance Computing prefered.
• Must have experience in biomarkers identification and validation.
• Must have outstanding oral and written communication skills.
• Strong ability to act in a consultative manner with investigators on data analysis
• Work independently, manage priorities, and accurately produce results in a timely manner.
• Prepares bioinformatics reports, manuscripts, and bioinformatics sections of grant applications. Gives presentations at meetings of biological, bioinformatic, or other professional groups. 

How to Apply

Please apply through company website (, search for requisition # 17856 and send a copy of resume to jie.tang(at)

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