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Research Bioinformatician II - Smidt Heart Institute - Dr. Joanna Chikwe's Laboratory

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90006
Under the leadership of Cardiac Surgery Chair, Dr. Chikwe, as a Research Bioinformatician II, you will perform general bioinformatics analysis and provide software support for projects and interact with investigators to identify research problems and find appropriate software tools. You will manage and analyze clinical data as well as omics data including loading and querying data from various surgery databases and transform and merge multilevel data into user-friendly formats. He/she will provide bioinformatics data analysis, preliminary interpretation of the data, and reports of the results for possible publications. Additionally, you will also work with bioinformatics faculties to determine future bioinformatics needs and help to develop tools and pipelines as necessary to keep pace with rapid advances in technology. You will be expected to demonstrate continuous self-improvement, make effective contributions to the Smidt Heart Institute, and adhere to the CSHS compliance plan, code of conduct, and hospital and departmental policies and procedures. He/she may serve as a preceptor for students. The candidate should have experience in data analyses, statistical programming, and data management, and be highly motivated and able to learn new analytical skills. You may be responsible for the following activities: cleaning and analyzing large databases of patient data; contributing to the preparation and presentation of research results in the form of oral presentation at meetings and conferences and in the form of publications; and, coordinating collaborative research activities with investigators within other departments and at other institutions across the U.S. and other countries around the world. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: + Provides general bioinformatics analysis support for clinical data analysis as well as analysis of omics data. + Summarizes data analyses results in the form suitable as the basis for the first draft of written reports, and makes preliminary interpretations of the data. + Develop, test, and maintain modular software pipelines for clinical data, genome sequencing results and proteomics analysis. + Manages data including loading and querying data from database systems, and transforming data to the necessary formats. + Familiar with medical and biological terminologies and bioinformatics resources. Ready to provide solutions for investigators problems through data mining and extraction. + Identify, evaluate, and incorporate relevant algorithms and software pipelines by reviewing pertinent literatures in bioinformatics and computational biology. + Assists or collaborate in preparation of grant proposals, publications, and presentations. + Educates others about bioinformatics through mentoring of and teaching colleagues, investigators, fellows, and graduate students. Education Requirements: + Master of Science Degree in Computer Science, Electric Engineering, Computational biology, or Bioinformatics, or Master of Science/ Engineering in relevant fields (e.g. Biology with strong quantitative training, biostatistics with concentration in bioinformatics) Experience: + 3 years in research environment. Background and working knowledge in algorithms, scientific computing, and machine learning or statistics. + Familiar with C/C++, Java, Perl, python, and the Unix (Linux) environment. Experience in manipulating, analyzing, and annotating very large genomic (e.g. NGS) data sets both in exploratory and pipelined fashions. Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.

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Posted: 2019-12-09 Expires: 2020-02-07

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Research Bioinformatician II - Smidt Heart Institute - Dr. Joanna Chikwe's Laboratory

Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA 90006

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