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Providence Health & Services Bioinformatics Scientist 1 - Medical Research in Portland, Oregon


Providence is calling a Bioinformatics Scientist 1 - Medical Research (1.0 FTE, Days) to Providence Portland Medical Center in Portland, OR.

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We are seeking a Bioinformatics Scientist 1 - Medical Research who will be responsible for providing comprehensive bioinformatics support to the Providence Portland Cancer Institute and the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute for the analysis and interpretation of advanced high throughput molecular, genomic, and clinical data types including gene expression, imaging, electronic medical records, etc. The Bioinformatics Scientist 1 will develop and apply bioinformatics methods and software tools for analysis and integration with clinical information and perform tasks to reduce and consolidate data output to help interpret and prioritize findings for numerous immuno-oncology focused projects.

In this position you will have the following responsibilities:

  • Work with the Principal Investigators, Directors, and Bioinformatics team at the Earle A. Chiles Research Institute to assess and optimize bioinformatics applications, web-based bioinformatics tools, and create novel computational approaches and analytical tools as needed

  • Analyze large molecular datasets such as genomic sequence data, flow cytometry, multispectral immunohistochemistry, and proteomics data for basic science and translational clinical research projects, primarily focused on immuno-oncology

  • Contribute to multi-omic workflows and build computational workbook-based analyses leveraging integrated data in cloud computing environments


Required qualifications for this position includes:

  • Bachelor's Degree -OR- Master's Degree in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or Biology -OR- Five (5) years of equivalent professional experience in lieu of Master's Degree

  • Significant computational experience

  • Two (2) years of experience related to bioinformatics work in a clinical laboratory or experience in academia, biotechnology, or other healthcare field (preferably involving next generation sequence data analysis)

  • First-hand experience in NGS analysis and methods as well as the computing infrastructure and data management methods to support NGS.

  • First-hand multi-parametric data mining experience on expression, copy number and profiling datasets for target identification and biomarker discovery. For example, multivariate analysis; dimensionality reduction methods; parametric and non-parametric statistical methods; Bayesian statistics; pattern recognition or classification methods

  • First-hand experience at integrating publicly or commercially available genetic, genomic, and interaction datasets with novel experimental data to identify testable hypotheses

  • Proven experience and success in a team-oriented environment

  • Proven success in independent effort and delivering high quality data with biological relevance in a team environment

  • Basic knowledge about molecular biology and genomics

  • Proficiency in a scripting language (e.g. Python/Perl/Ruby) and *nix environments

Preferred qualifications for this position includes:

  • Large dataset analysis in R

  • Analyzing next generation sequencing data (DNA-seq, RNA-seq, etc.)

  • Commonly used database and bioinformatics tools for NGS data analysis (e.g.) bedtools, SAMtools, IGV, ANNOVAR, Bowtie, GATK, ChimeraScan, UCSC Genome Browser, Galaxy, SoftGenetics, CLC bio, TopHat, etc.)

  • Web framework (e.g. Django, Sinatra, Rails or others)

  • HTML/CSS, Javascript and SQL on NoSQL databases

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Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Clinical Informatics

Location: Oregon-Portland

Req ID: 325480