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POST DATE 9/2/2016
END DATE 10/29/2016

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley, CA

Company
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
82687
AJE Ref #
576076324
Location
Berkeley, CA
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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Berkeley Lab is Bringing Science Solutions to the World, and YOU can be a part of it!

In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) is synonymous with "excellence." That's why we hire the best - whether in research, science or operations. This is a great opportunity to bring your top-notch skills to bear in support of world-class scientific research that addresses national and global challenges!

Position Summary:

The Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI, a division of Berkeley Lab) is a world-renowned research institute in the San Francisco bay area, with a goal of using genomic technologies to address important problems relating to clean energy generation and environmental characterization and cleanup. We have two exciting openings in the user support analysis group for a Bioinformatics Systems Analyst 3 or 4 to work under broad supervision on analysis of large-scale genomics experiments. Work will be in support of both internally and externally led research projects in areas including resequencing, transcriptomics and epigenomics. Recent examples of projects involving our group members include: analyses of evolution in energy-relevant plants and bacteria (PMID: 25151358, PMID: 24596148), and discovery of novel genome functions in bacteria (PMID: 26870957, http://dx.doi.org/10.1101/072470). Future analysis projects may involve exploring new genomic technologies such as nanopore sequencing, and integration of genomics with other JGI capabilities including DNA synthesis and metabolomics. This position requires a high degree of competency in genomic data analysis, and sound knowledge of genome biology and genomic experimental techniques.

Systems Analyst (Level III) - Specific Responsibilities:

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Perform computational analyses of diverse genomics datasets in support of internal R&D projects, and JGI user community science projects
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Communicate with internal and external scientists to determine analysis needs.
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Exercise independent judgment in determining the appropriate methods and approaches for analyzing complex datasets.
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Design and implement appropriate computational algorithms and workflows to perform analysis.
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Collaborate with production informatics to facilitate automation of frequently used workflows.
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Derive technical and biological insights from analyzed results.
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Provide high quality professional reports on performed data analysis.
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Present technical and analytical status in weekly meetings.
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Follow prescribed practices for software version control, testing, and release engineering
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Communicate with JGI and external scientists at all stages of analyses, and facilitate transfer of data and tools.

In addition to the above, the Systems Analyst (Level IV) - Specific Responsibilities:

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Under minimal supervision, work at a higher level of independence and responsibility in carrying out assignments
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Work on complex projects requiring expert-level analysis and problem solving skills
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Provide ultimate direction for development of new genomic analysis workflows.
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Act as the primary point of contact for external collaborators.
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Train and mentor other team members.

Additional Desired Responsibilities for Both Levels:

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Stay current with new emerging sequencing technologies.
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Contribute to publications on sequenced genomes, developed tools, and approaches.

Systems Analyst (Level III) - Required Qualifications:

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Bachelors degree in Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related field with a minimum of 4-5 years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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Strong background in genome biology and bioinformatics.
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Broad knowledge of molecular biology techniques underlying DNA sequencing and analysis.
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Extensive experience with complex bioinformatics methods and tools
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High degree of comfort on unix command line and navigating unix file system.
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Significant background using programming languages including Python, Perl, C/C , Java or others in a Unix environment
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Strong decision-making skills to independently make sound judgments and recommend creative solutions to complex problems, while addressing user needs in an effective and timely manner.
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Solid analytical, organizational, and record-keeping skills with attention to detail, ability to collect, record, and analyze complex and varied experimental data accurately.
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Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with internal and external staff, users and collaborators. Excellent public-speaking and presentation skills.
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Proven ability to work on multiple projects with varying priorities while meeting tight deadlines.

In addition to the above, the Systems Analyst (Level IV) - Required Qualifications:

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Bachelors degree in Biology, Bioinformatics, Computer Science or related field with a minimum of eight years of related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
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Demonstrated experience analyzing large complex biological datasets.

Additional Desired Qualifications for Both Levels:

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Advanced degree (Masters/PhD) preferred.
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Practice with SQL, Oracle, MySQL or other RDBMs, and statistical data analysis using R/Matlab.
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Knowledge in a multidisciplinary scientific or production environment.
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Experience in large-scale data analysis, parallel computing with laboratory molecular biology and DNA sequencing technologies.

The posting shall remain open until the position is filled.

Notes:

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This is a full time 1-year, term appointment with the possibility of renewal and with the possibility of conversion to career.
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There are multiple openings for this position.
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Classification will depend upon the applicant's level of skills, knowledge, and abilities.
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Full-time, M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
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Salary is commensurate with experience.
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This position is contingent on the successful completion of a background check.
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Work will be primarily performed at DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI) - 2800 Mitchell Dr., Walnut Creek, CA.

Berkeley Lab addresses the worlds most urgent scientific challenges by advancing sustainable energy, protecting human health, creating new materials, and revealing the origin and fate of the universe. Founded in 1931, Berkeley Labs scientific expertise has been recognized with 13 Nobel prizes. The University of California manages Berkeley Lab for the U.S. Department of Energys Office of Science.

Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.