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Old 09-16-2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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Default Bioinformatics Scientist Career Opportunity at The Broad Institute

Bioinformatics Scientist- Req. #587


As a member of the Genome Annotation Team, you will perform comprehensive genome annotation, annotation quality assurance and data analysis tasks, and utilize, design and develop bioinformatics tools and protocols for genome annotation and data analysis. The position will be filled as Bioinformatics Analyst or Bioinformatics Scientist, depending on the qualification and experience.


Annotate a wide range of genomes using production annotation pipelines and related bioinformatics and computational techniques and concepts.

Perform annotation data quality assurance and validation on the output of the production annotation pipelines and ensure that all annotation objectives are met as required by the project.

Utilize various computational analysis tools and biological interpretation of results to review existing annotations and propose improvements.

Evaluate and test third party annotation and analysis tools; Design, develop, refine and improve bioinformatics tools for the interpretation, analysis, data-mining, synthesis and integration of large genomic data sets.

Perform other related responsibilities as necessitated by the position or as assigned by the Manager


Ph. D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, biophysics, microbiology, genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology, computer science or related fields
At least 2 years experience annotating and analyzing genomic data
Advanced skills in one or more of shell script, Perl, Python, Java or Ruby
Proficient in SQL and/or HQL
Ability to process a large amount of genomic data efficiently
Solid science background
Good communication and interpersonal skills
Knowledge of bioinformatics concepts, methods, and tools
Familiarity with genomic data, tools and databases
Strong initiative and ability to take ownership of assigned tasks and projects
Demonstrated attention to detail and analytical skills
Ability to work effectively in a team environment

Interested candidate should apply online at (Req. #587) or send resume and cover letter directly to
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