Situated in Stanford's highly dynamic research environment, the Diehn & Alizadeh Laboratories, led by Max Diehn MD/PhD and Ash Alizadeh MD/PhD, are seeking a bioinformatician/Research Data Analyst to join their group, and to contribute as a key member of a team that employs high throughput sequencing for profiling of blood and tissue specimens from cancer patients. The two Laboratories are administratively situated within the Stanford Cancer Institute and integrated within Stanford University and the School of Medicine's Departments of Medicine (Oncology) and Radiation Oncology. The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI), is one of an elite number of National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and is a prominent, dynamic, growing and complex Institute within the Stanford University School of Medicine. The SCI actively works to build synergies and collaborations among faculty with cancer-relevant expertise from four Schools and over 30 departments. The research done in these labs combine state-of-the-art computational and experimental techniques to define novel therapeutic targets and biomarkers as part of translational studies for patients with diverse cancers, with a focus to noninvasive cancer detection and characterization of tumor heterogeneity.
Collect, manage and clean datasets.
Employ new and existing tools to interpret, analyze, and visualize multivariate relationships in data.
Create databases and reports, develop algorithms and statistical models, and perform statistical analyses appropriate to data and reporting requirements.
Use system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and determine root cause for data problems from input errors or inadequate field edits, and suggest possible solutions.
Develop reports, charts, graphs and tables for use by investigators and for publication and presentation.
Analyze data processes in documentation.
Collaborate with faculty and research staff on data collection and analysis methods.
Provide documentation based on audit and reporting criteria to investigators and research staff.
Communicate with government officials, grant agencies and industry representatives.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Bachelor's degree (or higher) in Bioinformatics, Computer Science or a related field with two years of relevant experience
Strong background in bioinformatics and biostatistics, including experience with analysis of next-generation sequencing data
Experience and comfort in working within a UNIX/Linux environment
Background in programming languages such as Perl, Python, Java, R, C, Matlab; MySQL
Good communication and team skills and fluency in both spoken and written English
Familiarity with basic molecular biology
Knowledge of, and experience with, modeling techniques relevant to cancer genomics data addressing tumor purity, clonal heterogeneity, and regional variation in mutation rates
Comprehensive knowledge of statistics, particularly Monte Carlo based methods
Background in cancer biology
PhD in bioinformatics-related field
Experience in next-generation sequencing analysis of cancer genomes
Experience with algorithm development
Familiarity with machine learning, information theory and signal processing.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree or a combination of education and relevant experience. Experience in a quantitative discipline such as economics, finance, statistics or engineering.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Substantial experience with MS Office and analytical programs.
Strong writing and analytical skills.
Ability to prioritize workload.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
Sitting in place at computer for long periods of time with extensive keyboarding/dexterity.
Occasionally use a telephone.
Rarely writing by hand.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Some work may be performed in a laboratory or field setting.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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