Job ID: 289590771  |  Last Updated: 6/25/2018

Bioinformatics Analyst I/II/III

The Jackson Labratory
Farmington, CT
Applicant Contact
Mandi Marcino
Accepts J-1 Visas

Job Description

About The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine: Comprising 183,000 square feet of highly advanced, state-of-the-art laboratories and supporting facilities, JAX-GM is conveniently located midway between NYC and Boston in the heart of Connecticut's growing bioscience industry. We are co-located with UConn Health, which is great for collaborations and keeping current with talks by leaders in the field. Our mission at JAX-GM is to discover the complex causes of disease, develop diagnostics and therapeutics, and ultimately empower the global medical community.

JAX-GM is part of an exciting, internationally-recognized research and educational institution with unparalleled genomic resources and research support services. Seeking to advance personalized medicine, we draw on the institution's distinguished history and on the innovative expertise of our growing faculty, who are recruited from among the worlds top scientific labs and institutions.

About the position: Bioinformatics Analysts work under the supervision of the PI, research scientist, or department head, to analyze complex bioinformatics research. The Genome Technologies team is scientific at the core with a large R&D component; a mix of wet and dry / technical & scientific. Typical projects include, but are not limited to, all classes of High Throughput Sequence (HTS) data analysis (DNA Seq, mRNA Seq, ChIP Seq, micro RNA Seq etc), Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) or Omics, experimental design consulting, data integration, algorithm development, development of sequence analysis tools (bioinformatics programming), evaluation of analytical tools and technology, and delivering training to the research community.

Characteristic distinctions from level I to level III include increased ability to work independently, increased breath of bioinformatics knowledge and tools, and increased understanding of the biological research domains. Level III analysts may pursue limited co-pi collaborations with research faculty.

Level I Analyst duties include entry level statistical analysis, algorithm implementation, bioinformatics programming, running programs and packaging results for clients. Evaluating data for quality assurance, and mining bioinformatics databases as a service for clients. Tasks are complex, but the incumbent has support of immediate supervisor or mentor for directional support during execution of work.
Level II Analyst duties include basic statistical analysis, algorithm implementation, bioinformatics programming, running programs and packaging and interpreting results for clients. Conducting, analyzing, and interpreting quality assurance data. Mining bioinformatics databases and interpreting results. Often receives tasks from clients but requires attention from supervisor or mentor for additional directional support.
Level III Analyst work directly with clients, and receive work directly from clients. Includes all the responsibilities of Level II Analyst but works more independently and provides more in-depth interpretation of results. Level III Analyst act as mentors to junior level colleagues. Presents materials at seminars and assists in department level strategic planning.

Level I requires BS or MS degree in Bioinformatics or relevant biological sciences degree. Incumbents who have not achieved Master's degree may compensate for lack of a degree with at least five years of professional bioinformatics work experience. Works under close supervision.
Level II requires MS or PhD degree in Bioinformatics or relevant biological sciences degree. Incumbents who have not achieved a Ph.D, may compensate with a Master's degree and at least five years of professional work experience in bioinformatics. Works with limited supervision for tasks performed.
Level III requires MS or PhD degree in Bioinformatics or relevant biological sciences degree. Incumbents who have not achieved the PhD level will have at least seven years profession work experience in the bioinformatics domain. Incumbents with a PhD will have completed a bioinformatics postdoctoral fellowship and/or have a minimum of two years of professional work experience in the bioinformatics domain.
Bioinformatician will be expected to generate pipelines for the discovery and annotation of lncRNAs. They will also be expected to integrate diverse data sets including ATAC-Seq, ChIP-Seq and GWAS.

JAX began in 1929 with a small group of scientists dedicated to the emerging field of genetics. We now have over 1,700 scientists, technicians, and support staff, including over 50 Principle Investigators in five primary disease areas: cancer, reproductive biology, immunology, metabolic processes and neuroscience. Our fundamental contributions to biomedical research include cancer genetics and establishing the mouse as the premier research animal model.

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The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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