Senior Bioinformatician

University of Chicago, Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology
Job Location
Chicago, IL
Job Description

The Bioinformatician will design and implement bioinformatics research that focuses on investigation of human genome function in healthy and disease cohorts. The Bioinformatician will perform integrative statistical analysis of genome-wide genetic and genomic datasets, writing and implementing efficient and effective code and pipelines for data processing, quality control, and analysis. He/She will will organize data repositories, manage data access, and design and manage internal databases. He/She will adapt existing tools and pipelines to current work needs and make significant contributions to analysis methodology.  He/She will summarize analysis results, create high quality graphics, and assist in interpreting findings for presentations and for publication. He/She will assist in supervising and training trainees in bioinformatics and computation.


PhD degree (or Masters + 3 years experience) in genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, statistical genetics, population genetics, or related field required.

Experience within one of the following areas is required: human genetics, genomics, and statistical interpretation and modern analysis methods for next-generation genomic data.
Strong programming skills are essential.
Experience using languages such as Java, SQL, XML, with C/C++, Perl, Python, R or PHP required.
Experience with Linux and/or Unix required.
Experience in employing high performance computing (both cluster and cloud based) to solve parallelizable compute problems required.
Experience providing bioinformatics services or other service roles preferred.
Supervisory experience preferred.Experience in providing bioinformatics training preferred.
Experience in project management preferred.

How to Apply

Apply under requisition #100146 at Please include cover letter and CV.

About Our Organization

The Institute for Genomics and Systems Biology is an engine for discovery that utilizes the latest approaches in genome analysis, high throughput screening, and biological computation.We aim to improve human health through genetics and genomics approaches to understanding human health and disease.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

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