The Department of Biostatistics at Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking a bioinformatics analyst who will independently and/or as member of a research team contribute to multiple omics research projects. The research seeks to reveal the underlying biological/molecular mechanisms of complex diseases through large-scale data mining, especially high-throughput sequencing data. Effective communication skills as well as efficient data administration and bioinformatics analysis competencies are critical to the success of this position because they will be used in establishing procedures, writing specifications, programming, documenting and analyzing data, and preparing manuscripts for presentation and publication. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: * Develop and apply bioinformatics tools to process, analyze, and interpret high throughput datasets, including DNA-seq, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq and single cell RNA-seq. * Apply biological and statistical knowledge to draw rigorous, actionable conclusions form complex data sets. * Communicate findings internally and externally. * Collaborate with groups across the institution to support research projects. * Participate in the preparation of written reports and oral presentations summarizing data analysis results, including detailed description of bioinformatics methods, detailed analysis of results, and synthesis of conclusions from summary tables. * Take initiative to acquire new bioinformatics, statistical or programming skills as needed. Department Summary :
The mission of the Vanderbilt Center for Quantitative Sciences (CQS) is to coordinate and integrate the work of Vanderbilt University and Medical Center quantitative scientists across the disciplines of biostatistics, bioinformatics, biomathematics, computational biology, biomedical engineering, and other related fields, with the end goal of building bridges and streamlining quantitative collaboration for improved biomedical research. CQS members have expertise in basic science as well as clinical/translational studies, with a particular interest in high-dimensional data, including proteomic, genomic, lipidomic, and metabolomic research. The center is available to all university and medical center investigators, offering collaborative support spanning traditional statistical inputs (e.g., experimental design, sample size determination, power analysis, conventional data analysis and results interpretation), to novel statistical and bioinformatic approaches for modern technologies (e.g., advanced sample size determination for next-generation sequencing, multivariate modeling for high-dimensional data), to systems and computational biology approaches for asking questions and modeling results. For additional information, please visit https://www.vumc.org/cqs/about-cqs.
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