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POST DATE 10/12/2017
END DATE 12/12/2017

University of Maryland Baltimore Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), Institute for Genome Sciences (IGS) is currently recruiting for a Bioinformatics Analyst II. Bioinformatics Analysts at IGS contribute to genomic research projects and scientific analysis of the data generated by those projects using a variety of database and software applications. They help to generate, annotate, gather or analyze data and prepare for further analysis, and research.
A new position is available on an NIH-funded project to study human genome variation in tens of thousands of human individuals using whole genome sequencing data. The ideal candidate will have experience using Illumina and PacBio whole genome sequencing data for discovering human genome variation, particularly structural variants.
Benefits Information
UMB offers a generous benefits package that 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.
Essential Functions
Following established procedures or specific scientific protocols, add value to data generated by genome sequencing projects through assembly, annotation, curation, and quality assurance.
Working with large consortia on team science, interfacing with project leaders and assigned point persons to generate primary data by mining existing BAM and CRAM files or other data structures such as VCF, etc
Analyzing the resulting data and integrating with other omics data sets. For example, analyzing chromosomal mapping distributions relative to genes and gene features
Integrate and analyze data from genome sequencing projects, functional genomics analysis, and other school of medicine research projects.
Organize genomic data with other relevant data types into databases, displays, or graphic presentations for publication and web presentation.
Education: Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences, including fields, i.e., Biology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Biochemistry, or Bioinformatics.
Experience: Two (2) years genomic research analysis experience in Windows and UNIX-based operating systems.
Master s degree in a related field is preferred and may be substituted for two (2) years of experience.
The preferred candidate will have previous experience using ENCODE; ANNOVAR, GWAS RNA-seq data.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
If accommodations are needed for a disability, please contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday Friday, 8:30am 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply..