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