Bioinformatics Analyst I - Regulatory Biology Laboratory, Dr. Satchidananda Panda

  • Salk Institute for Biological Studies
  • La Jolla, San Diego, CA, USA
  • May 05, 2020
Full time   Biology/Biotechnology/Life Sciences

Job Description


Job #: H069
Posted Date: April 28, 2020
Closes On: Open Until Filled
Job Title: Bioinformatics Analyst I - Regulatory Biology Laboratory, Dr. Satchidananda Panda
Status: Regular Full Time
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Laboratory/Department: Regulatory Biology Laboratory
Research in the lab is geared towards identifying molecular components and events critical for transmitting light information from the eye to the master oscillator in the brain.
Position Description:

The Regulatory Laboratory at the Salk Institute uses data science tools to analyze large scale data ranging from genomics to human lifestyle datasets. The Research Assistant I position will work closely with other members of the lab and the PI to advance both genomics and human behavior research projects. A significant effort will be on the collection, integration and analyses of human behavioral and physiological datasets collected from multiple sources including but not limited to smartphone, wearables, surveys, interviews, omics data and clinical test results. This position will leverage a wide range of skills with a focus on contributing to elite scientific research projects.

The Research Assistant I position will be responsible for providing up to date working knowledge of the rapidly evolving field of data science, natural language processing, machine learning, and biostatistics to adopt or develop relevant tools to analyze data. This position will contribute directly to research projects in the host lab as well as in several collaborating laboratories covering a large spectrum of scientific fields (Circadian rhythm, Diabetes, Obesity, Metabolic syndrome, Cardiovascular Disease, Cancer, Liver disease, Gut disease) and experimental techniques (RNA-seq, metabolomics, genomic sequencing). This position will also include some training in genomics analysis and interpretation of bioinformatics data. This position is expected to have some experience with human clinical research and patient privacy. The position may also include presentation of scientific results at conferences and limited scientific writing.


Education:

Required:

  • BS degree in bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science, biological sciences, bioengineering, mathematics, statistics or related discipline

Preferred:

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

Experience:

Required:

  • A minimum of 6 months analysis experience with wearable data
  • Programming experience (Perl, Bash, Python, C/C++, Java, or R)
  • Strong presentation and communication skills.
  • Experience working in a Linux/UNIX operating system in a high-performance computing environment
  • Familiarity with Human clinical studies

Preferred:

  • Experience with machine-learning algorithms and/or computational modeling.
  • Background in statistics and machine learning.
  • Familiarity with next-generation sequencing technologies and assays.

Special Requirements:
  • Must be willing to work in an animal-related research environment.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule to support research needs.
  • Successful completion of the Institute‚Äôs background investigation.

Physical Requirements:

This role requires constant adjusting focus, seeing, sitting, touching/feeling and working inside.


Application Details

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Application Deadline

Open Until Filled