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ASRT Inc.
  • 13-Dec-2021 to Until Filled (EST)
  • Atlanta, GA, USA
  • Full Time

Company Paid Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, STD, LTD


JOB TITLE: Bioinformatician

POSITION NUMBER: 2107-ABiL-BIO-I

POSITION LOCATION: Atlanta, GA

ANTICIPATED START DATE: TBD

APPLICATIONS ACCEPTED UNTIL: Position is filled

TRAVEL: As required

The Applied Bioinformatics Laboratory (ABiL) provides our clients with innovative, cutting edge bioinformatics solutions to address a diverse set of experimental questions spanning a wide range of applications, as well as workforce development training to quickly enable client staff to implement the novel solutions that we provide and to utilize existing bioinformatics tools and methods to address their research requirements.

The successful candidate will be a full-time employee of ASRT, Inc.

Scope of Work

The selected candidate will possess expertise in bioinformatics and the application of bioinformatics tools to address a diverse set of experimental questions. In addition, the candidate will:

  • Apply in depth bioinformatics knowledge and expertise to develop cutting edge bioinformatics solutions to address diverse set of experimental questions for a wide range of applications.
  • When required, function as a client facing instructor for ABiL's workforce development training program to (i) clearly and concisely describe bioinformatics theory and the application of bioinformatics tools to address relevant research questions, (ii) demonstrate the use of a wide range of bioinformatics tools and methods, and (iii) demonstrate the use of novel bioinformatics solutions provided to clients.
  • Remain informed of the latest developments in the literature and offer innovative and novel solutions to the ABiL team.

Objectives

  • Apply in depth knowledge, experience, innovation and creativity to design and implement bioinformatics solutions to experimental questions related to research areas such as: genome assembly and annotation, metagenomics, cancer genomics, comparative genomics, genome wide association studies, transcriptomics, proteomics, epigenomics, functional genomics, molecular evolution and phylogenetics, molecular epidemiology, genome-based molecular typing and development of novel typing schemes, genotype-to-phenotype analysis, biostatistical analysis, machine learning and high-dimensional clustering analysis, big data and high performance (HPC) and cloud computing, database and web-services development, and next-generation sequence (NGS) data management and analysis.
  • Perform quality control, assembly, annotation, and analysis of prokaryotic and eukaryotic whole genome sequences.
  • Manage large bacterial genome sequence files and databases to include upload of information to NCBI or similar data banks.
  • Effectively and collaboratively function as a member the ABiL team to foster the development of innovative bioinformatics methods and cutting-edge solutions.
  • Effectively function as an instructor for ABiL's workforce development training program to communicate bioinformatics concepts, the application of relevant software packages and analysis methods to address research goals, and the utilization solutions provided by ABiL.
  • Effectively document all work practices.

Minimum Qualifications and Technical Requirements:

Education:

  • PhD degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, Mathematics or Biology with at least 24 semester hours in mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics, or informatics.

Technical Requirements

  • Proficiency in the use of various whole genome sequence analysis tools.
  • Proficiency in the assembly, analysis, and annotation of genomic data from a variety of sequencing platforms such as Illumina, 454, IonTorrent and PacBio.
  • Exceptional written and oral presentation skills and the ability to effectively convey information.

Experience:

  • 5-6 years of experience working in the capacity of a bioinformatician where demonstrated solutions to research questions being addressed exist in peer-reviewed publications.

Specific Skills:

Required:

  • Demonstrated experience with Unix (BASH scripting).
  • Demonstrated experience with the use of a diverse range of bioinformatics software tools for the analysis of NGS data.
  • Demonstrated experience with coding in Perl and/or Python.
  • Demonstrated experience with relational databases such as MySQL and Microsoft SQL server.
  • Demonstrated experience with Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) analysis.
  • Expertise in the underlying theory and the application of a wide range of bioinformatics tools.
  • Ability to configure and maintain a Unix/Linux bioinformatics computing environment.
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills, required for working in a fast-paced multidisciplinary team environment, and for extensive interaction with clients and external partners.
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, and Microsoft SharePoint.

Desirable:

  • Demonstrated bioinformatics teaching experience.
  • Prior laboratory work involving the use of bioinformatics analysis tools to address a research question.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively provide skill transfer in the use of bioinformatics tools and solutions.
  • Demonstrated application of innovation in the solution resulting from bioinformatics analysis of complex questions involving a diverse range of experimental subjects.

Language Skills:

  • The candidate must possess excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

REQUIREMENT:

  • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident or have authorization for employment in the United States.

SALARY: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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ASRT, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. It is the policy of ASRT, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.


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ASRT, INC. IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY AND AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER.  It is the policy of ASRT, Inc. to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, citizenship, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, veteran or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law, and to take affirmative action in accordance with applicable laws and Executive Orders.

Other Requirements:

Background Check: Ability to pass a pre-employment criminal background check.

Security Clearance: Applicants selected may be subject to a government security investigation and background check to meet eligibility requirements for access a government worksite and to access classified information.