The Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) is recruiting for a Bioinformatics Analyst I .
Comprised of an inter-disciplinary, multi-department team of investigators, IGS employs multiple omics and bioinformatics approaches to understand function in health and disease, to study molecular and cellular networks in a variety of model systems, and to generate data and bioinformatics resources of value to the international scientific community. The Bioinformatics group at IGS includes faculty and staff with expertise in genomics and transcriptomics in a diverse set of species, microbiome analysis, evolutionary analysis, tool development, visualization platforms, databases, data coordination, and web development.
With the growing scale and complexity of genomic data, researchers need easy access and analytical tools to fully utilize this rich resource. Over the past few years, researchers, analysts, and software engineers at IGS have developed the gEAR web platform (umgear.org; Orvis et al., gEAR: Gene Expression Analysis Resource portal for community-driven, multi-omic data exploration, Nat Methods. 2021 Jun 25). The gEAR and its instances for other research communities (e.g., nemoanalytics.org for the BRAIN neuroscience community) facilitate multi-omic data exploration, analysis and sharing.
Bioinformatics Analysts contribute to scientific analysis of data generated by multiple research projects using a variety of software applications. Their responsibilities include, but are not limited to, data analysis, data harmonization, results presentation, script writing, and outreach. This position will focus on expanding the use and capabilities of gEAR for the hearing field. By extension, such improvements will also be beneficial for those using gEAR in other areas of research.
UMB offers a generous benefits package, which includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.
Find and capture multi-omic datasets and prepare them for submission to, and presentation in, gEAR.
Provide biological insight to curate dataset collections into meaningful themes to help researchers easily access and understand evidence from multiple studies.
Work with other analysts at IGS to provide help-desk support to gEAR users
Work with other analysts and engineers at IGS to add functionality to the gEAR. This includes helping to build new tools for data visualization and interpretation of cutting-edge data types, such as single cell data and spatial transcriptomics.
Follow established procedures or specific scientific protocols for data curation or analysis.
Organize primary and derived data into databases, displays, or graphic presentations for publication or web presentation.
Participate in group/project meetings to present and discuss progress and results.
Participate in community outreach and training through development and teaching of gEAR-related workshops, webinars, and other outreach events.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree (Master's or higher preferred) in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or Life Sciences (e.g. Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Psychology, Microbiology).
Preferred Experience: Experience with Python and/or R. Familiarity with working in a Linux environment strongly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent organizational skills
Ability to take initiative.
Ability to learn additional computer skills quickly.
Strong analytical skills and the ability to effectively solve problems within the scope of the position.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work well both as part of a team and independently.
Ability to clearly document and describe work activities so that others can repeat the procedures.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3317E
Employee Class : Exempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Institute of Genome Sciences
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