The Bioinformatics research group in North Bethesda, Maryland is seeking a highly motivated bioinformatics analyst interested in transforming healthcare. You will play a key role in translating population genomic data into clinical care by leveraging the DiscovEHR dataset of 145,000 exome sequences and accompanying clinical data. You will apply state-of-the-art computational methods, programming abilities, and critical thinking skills to translational research projects in collaboration with internal and external clinicians and biomedical scientists, statisticians, and the clinical phenomics team. The successful candidate will have demonstrated ability to work independently as part of a multidisciplinary team, communicate clearly, and deliver timely results.
MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Analyze exome sequences and related data.
Collaborate with bioinformatics engineers to develop automated analysis pipelines for standardized workflows and end-user tools.
Use bioinformatics expertise and knowledge of genomics to champion best practices and explore new methodologies. Share data analysis knowledge with colleagues.
Stay current with relevant literature and bioinformatics tools.
Works closely with Geisinger research staff to evaluate Phenomic Initiatives projects.
Ensures completeness, correctness and integrity of analyses and data sets.
Communicate results clearly to collaborators. Participate in national conferences and co-author scientific publications.
Perform other duties as assigned.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Experience analyzing next-generation sequencing data. Demonstrated expertise with bioinformatics tools and databases. Experience with variant analysis, GWAS, and/or PheWAS preferred.
Demonstrates scripting skills in Perl, Python, and/or R. Demonstrates understanding of relational database concepts and query tools.
Experience working in a UNIX/Linux environment.
Demonstrates understanding of clinical genomics.
Demonstrates knowledge of research methodology.
Demonstrates excellent interpersonal and communication skills, flexibility, organization, resourcefulness, and attention to detail.
Demonstrates the ability to work independently as part of a multidisciplinary team.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in bioinformatics, genomics, clinical genomics, statistics, computational biology or closely related field required.
Minimum three years of experience with health care or genomic data required.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
The specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. * Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
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