Bioinformatics Specialist (Research Associate)

Organization
Oregon National Primate Research Center
Job Location
505 NW 185th ave
Beaverton, OR 97006
Salary
$38,700 - $45,000
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Job Description

This position will function within the Bioinformatics Service Unit at the ONPRC. This position is responsible for performing bioinformatic analysis of next generation DNA and RNA sequence data, including scripting, establishing pipeline analyses and summarizing results. The short-term projects will be defined and evaluated by the supervisor. This position requires a hard working, dedicated individual who has careful attention to detail. Strong computational skills are required for data analysis and documentation. Must interact and communicate effectively with bioinformatics team members. This position does not require direct work with NHPs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and run pipelines for the analysis of DNA/RNA next generation sequence data, for the purposes of differential methylation analysis, gene expression analysis and sequence variant detection and functional prediction.
  • Summarize output files and present reports to the supervisor.
Requirements
  • Master's degree in Biology, Computer Science or related field.
  • At least three years relevant research experience in bioinformatic analysis.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in both written and oral formats.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a small group setting, and one-on-one with collaborators in a positive and productive manner.
  • Working knowledge of at least one programming language.
  • Demonstrated independence and competence to perform data management and analysis of research finding, including use of spreadsheets, graphics and statistical programs.
  • Ability to prioritize work demands, and coordinate research protocols with other staff.
  • Organizational skills and careful attention to details to satisfactorily perform job duties.
  • Quality control and review of data skills.
  • High level of self-motivation and integrity.

 

Preferred:

  • Experience in NGS analysis; ability to work independently, to problem solve, to produce clear documentation of work, to produce graphical summaries of data, to contribute to the writing of manuscripts, and grant applications, demonstrated experience in problem solving.
  • Knowledge of programming in “R.”
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