The Integrative Biology Laboratory combines mathematical, computational, and experimental approaches to study the molecular networks that play important roles in cancer and human disease. The laboratory has a diverse set of research programs that have been catalyzed by computational analyses of biological systems. The laboratory is looking for two full-time Research Assistants who have strong mathematical and/or computational skills, the desire to do high quality work, and the commitment to learning and applying new methods at a high level. Projects will be directed and supervised by the laboratory's principal investigator.
(100%) Research Support
- Mathematical, statistical, and computational analysis of data.
- Manage independent projects and work toward timely, reproducible, satisfactory completion.
- Work with other member on research methods.
- Pursue preliminary studies to establish feasibility of a project.
- Troubleshoot computational and mathematical methods.
- Read and interpret the literature.
- Identify, obtain, process, and work with diverse types of data.
- Record Keeping
- Participate in formal laboratory meetings to discuss ongoing research in the laboratory and to discuss published research in the field.
- Participate in collaborative discussions where goals, challenges, and obstacles are presented and various solutions and paths forward are discussed.
- Commitment to ongoing learning and growth.
- No professional experience required with relevant degree.
- Demonstrated experience and application of mathematical, statistical and computational analysis of data knowledge.
- Multiple years of experience in a research laboratory
- Bachelor's degree in biological sciences or related field.
- A bachelor's degree in mathematics, physics, engineering, or computer science
SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Strong understanding of advanced mathematics and statistics.
- Knowledge of at least one programming language.
- The ability to solve mathematical and/or programming challenges independently.
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
- Strong interpersonal skills, including tact, diplomacy, and flexibility.
- Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with diverse groups.
- Demonstrated skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with personnel at all levels.
- Ability to work independently
- Ability to design experiments
- Ability to trouble shoot experiments
- Ability to interpret data
- Previous experience in a research laboratory.
- Experience working with Mathematica and/or MATLAB (mathematics track).
- Previous experience working with genomics data sets (bioinformatics track).
SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
- Must be willing to work independently and must have a flexible schedule to support research needs.
- Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
- Must be willing to sign a confidentiality agreement.
- Successful completion of the Institute's background investigation.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/MENTAL ACTIVITIES/ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS
This position will be constantly adjusting focus, keying, seeing, sitting, analyzing, calculating, reasoning, and working inside.
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