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Old 09-09-2019, 06:33 AM   #1
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Default Bioinformatics Specialist - American Museum of Natural History

Position Title: Bioinformatics Specialist

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Position Summary:
The Bioinformatics Specialist will provide informatics and computational support for scientists and students affiliated with the Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics. The Bioinformatics Specialist will facilitate the processing, analysis and management of large quantities of biological information (including genomic, transcriptomic, proteomic, and morphological data).

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

1. Build, maintain, and deploy containerized pipelines for common workflows used across Sackler Institute for Comparative Genomics (SICG) projects.
2. Test and benchmark new pipelines for non-model organism genomics as they become available.
3. Interface with the Museumís Information Technology Department (IT) to develop best practices for high performance computing (HPC) and develop cloud bursting methods.
4. Test and maintain code, libraries, software packages and containers on all SICGís on-premise resources in partnership with IT, and maintain an internal website that details available software and hardware resources.
5. Collaborate with Museum scientists to develop original research on non-model organism genomics

Priority given to applications submitted by 09/30/2019

Required Qualifications
1. Bachelorís degree in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, biochemistry or similar field and 2 to 3 years of relevant work experience or Masterís degree in bioinformatics, computer science, biology, biochemistry or similar field and 1 to 2 years of relevant work experience.
2. Working familiarity with Unix, bash, HPCs, containers, and at least one scripting language such as python, Perl, or R.

For further questions, please contact Apurva Narechania at or apply at the link above.
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