Bioinformatics Analyst II - Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory, Dr. Julie Law

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • Jan 08, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description

Job #: G549
Posted Date: January 8, 2020
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Bioinformatics Analyst II - Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory, Dr. Julie Law
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Laboratory/Department: Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory
Position Description:

The CRoPS project aims to develop crop plants that sequester more carbon via extensive root systems containing recalcitrant carbon polymers to fight climate change. A major component of this research is to conduct genetic and genomic analysis for understanding traits relevant for this. Many of the genetic analysis depend on genomics data including gene expression analysis and genome building/annotation.

The Bioinformatics Analyst II will work closely with other members of the CRoPS project and the Law laboratory to advance genomics research projects, most notably with next-gen sequencing datasets. The analyst will contribute directly to research projects in the CRoPS project in the context of several computational analysis areas by implementing, optimizing and executing computational approaches for genome sequence analysis, transcriptome analysis, and data visualization (including RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, single cell analysis, etc.). Finally, the analyst will play part in administrating shared computer resources, such as compute and storage servers.



  • MS or PhD degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, biological sciences, bioengineering, mathematics, statistics or related discipline or equivalent experience.



  • A minimum of 1 year analysis experience with analysis of large omics datasets.
  • Programming experience.
  • Fluency in at least 2 common programming languages (Perl, Bash, Python, C/C++, Java, or R)
  • Experience in high performance computing.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills.


  • Experience working in a Linux/UNIX operating system in a high-performance computing environment.
  • Experience in statistics/mathematics.
  • Familiar with molecular biology.
  • Background in next-generation sequencing technologies and assays.

Special Requirements:
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Satisfactory completion of the Institute‚Äôs background investigation.
  • Must be willing to sign confidentiality agreement.

Physical Requirements:

This role requires constant adjusting focus, grasping, handling, hearing, keying, seeing, sitting, talking, touching, feeling, analyzing, calculating, communicating, reading, reasoning, writing and working inside.

Application Details

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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled