Building a Career In Bioinformatics

Organization
USC
Job Location
1450 Biggy St NRT 4506
Los Angeles, CA 85044
Job Description

The Institute of Translational Genomics is seeking to hire a bioinformatician or “informatics specialist for bioinformatics” to work with members of the Institute of Translational Genomics in the development of pipelines a new Next-Generation Sequencing Center to service the Keck School of Medicine, the University of Southern California (USC), and its affiliates.  This masters or bachelors level individual will work other bioinformaticians and the Sequencing Center leadership to develop pipelines in support of sequencing data analysis, management, related resources resources.

Requires a bachelors or masters in biological sciences, bioinformatics, computer science, engineering or mathematics, or a related field or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained. The ideal candidate will have experience recent experience with providing user support in a core/academic setting. Preference will be given to those candidates who have experience in clinical genomics and biomarker discovery utilizing next-generation sequencing data.  The knowledge of at least one scripting language (Javascript, Python, or Ruby) and of at least one environment for high-dimensional data analysis (SAS, R/Bioconductor, or Matlab) is required.

The idea candidate will have

  • Applicants with background in molecular biology, genetics or similar field, strong laboratory experience and bioinformatics expertise are encouraged to apply.
  • An in-depth and practical knowledge of bio-statistics and the ability to work with a variety of different biological data types.
  • Have previously worked with NGS data, including RNA-seq and ChIP-seq.
  • Strong computer skills on the analysis of genomic data using bioinformatics, in addition to working knowledge of sequencing technologies is required.
  • Proficiency in Python, postgreSQL and R. Programming experience with two scripting languages, either Python, Perl or Ruby, and standard algorithms - data structures.
  • Experience working with cancer genomics or epigenomics data from patient samples, mouse models or cancer cell lines.
  • The applicant must have clearly demonstrated skill for scientific research in the field through scientific publications, conference presentations and similar scholarly achievements.
  • Familiarity with relational database systems and writing SQL queries for data management/storage retrieval.
How to Apply

Apply or learn more at http://dtg.usc.edu

About Our Organization

Obtain your master's degree in bioinformatics

The  Department of Translational Genomics and newly created Institute of Translational Genomics at The University of Southern California (USC)  welcome the next generation of new clinically driven scientists who share our drive for bringing novel technologies and molecular insights to help improve patient outcome. The Department of Translational Genomics and Institute of Translational Genomics at Keck Medicine of USC is focused on translating the molecular study of genes into individual treatment plans.USC founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

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