Bioinformatics Analyst (Genome/ Metagenome Projects) - 80384
The Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute (JGI), a division of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) has an exciting opportunity available for an experienced Bioinformatics Analyst. The role is responsible for high-quality curation of genome and metagenome projects and associated metadata. Will also develop genome project and metadata ontologies and controlled vocabularies for more effective comparative analysis of genomic data. Will interface with end users and to gather feedback and requirements to improve metadata annotation. Will interact with team members as well as technical, administrative and scientific staff. The position reports to the Genomic Standards Group Leader.
• Develop tools for genome annotation, analysis and visualization and add new features to existing software and systems.
• Perform high-quality curation of genome and metagenome project metadata.
• Perform literature search and curate organism and ecosystem metadata.
• Create, maintain and document controlled vocabularies relevant to genome project data, including addition of terms and term relationships for quality and control of annotations.
• Collect and organize metagenome metadata (from internal and public databases, collaborators, etc.).
• Troubleshoot diverse/ challenging systems and data problems and select appropriate solutions.
• Analyze and propose improvements for the automation of tasks and pipelines and communicate those suggestions to the development team.
• Architect controlled vocabularies and ontologies to improve the organization of metagenomic-related metadata.
• Present annotation statistics, metrics and future plans to project team members and other scientists in oral and written forms.
• May provide feedback on the flow and quality of data.
• May interface with end-users and collaborators to gather feedback and requirements.
• May provide training to other team members.
• May present technical status reports at weekly group meetings.
Additional responsibilities for the higher level Bioinformatics Analyst:
• Work at a higher level of independence and responsibilities in carrying out assignments.
• Train new group members on use of annotation tools.
• Directly contribute to genome publications through analysis of annotated genomes.
• Develop and implement known or novel computational methods to improve gene prediction, annotation, and analysis of complete genomes and integrate them into production annotation process and tools.