Bioinformatics Staff Scientist
Job posting number: #7067844 (Ref:10006714)
Posted: July 16, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionAbout City of Hope
City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 6000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.
Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research. City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.
A Bioinformatics Staff Scientist position is available in the laboratory of Andrea Bild, Ph.D. at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. The Bioinformatics Staff Scientist will work in a team environment in Andrea Bild’s lab studying tumor heterogeneity using whole genome sequencing and single cell sequencing approaches, among others. The project will focus on our funded NIH Cancer Systems Biology Consortium (https://csbconsortium.org/) program at City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center and provide exciting opportunities to engage with top scientists and cutting edge genomic research.
For this position, the scientist will lead efforts to analyze high throughput sequencing data for detection of tumor heterogeneity and subclonal populaitons using WGS (for reference, please read: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29093439), as well as subclonal phenotype and pathway activity using single cell sequencing data. S/he will manage the analysis and interpretation of genomics data from patient cohorts in order to understand why cancer progresses with resistant tumor clones that emerge during therapy. The successful candidate will also contribute to the development data workflow processes and pipelines. S/he will also have the opportunity to assist in training investigators and new users to use bioinformatics applications and databases.
The Staff Scientist series is designed for career research professionals whose primary function is to support the research infrastructure and activities of the institution. Staff Scientists will bring special skills, knowledge and experience to research programs or institutional core laboratories. Individuals appointed as staff scientists will receive a one-year fixed-term contract.
Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
- PhD degree in bioinformatics or equivalent and experience with NGS sequencing data lead research projects.
- Demonstrated ability to solve biologically-relevant problems requiring novel applications of exploratory data analysis.
- Analyze data of high complexity by applying sound statistical and commonly accepted bioinformatics methods to -omics data with a collaborative project team.
- Excellent English written and oral communication skills.
- Excellence in scripting languages (python, perl) and with R.
- Knowledge of hardware including server.
City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.
City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.