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Bioinformatics Analyst

Company: Partners Healthcare System
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description GENERALSUMMARY/ OVERVIEW STATEMENT: The Shalek Lab (MIT, Broad Institute, and Ragon Institute), which specializes in leveraging novel single-cell genomic approaches to understand the behaviors of complex biological systems. The expectation is to work on a wide variety of projects in the global human health space, from SARS-CoV-2, HIV and other infectious diseases. These projects will entail careful consideration of interfacing with clinical teams and sample handling, from sample receiving through RNA-seq library processing and next generation sequencing and then downstream data analysis and interpreting and contextualizing findings, and communicating results to the lab and larger community. The core technique learned and applied will be Seq-Well, an in- house and customizable platform for single cell RNA-sequencing library generation from thousands of cells in parallel. The Seq-Well technique can be broadly applied to many areas of research so there is an opportunity to lead small projects over time. The position offers an opportunity to gain fundamental skills working in an interdisciplinary and technologically driven environment and to gain access to the intellectual resources available across all three institutes.PRINCIPAL DUTIES ANDRESPONSIBILITIES:Independently analyze data from high-throughput, sequencing projectsAssists in the development of bioinformatics workflows to automate frequently used analytical proceduresProvide summary reports of workflow outputsUnderstands and applies basic scientific techniques Conducts analysis of results and may begin interpretation of resultsMay perform independent literature searchesCalculate, transcribe and analyze dataOrganize and summarize acquired data, using scientific and statistical anize and/or draft material for the preparation of research papers, manuscripts and other documents for publication and/or presentation. Sets up and prepares routine experiments as directedMaintains detailed documentation either through a laboratory notebook or well annotated scriptsQualificationsSKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED: Ability to analyze and interpret data setsAbility to communicate data in a clear and concise mannerWorking proficiency in Unix, Python or RAbility to work independently and as a team memberGood communication skillsGood time management skillsAbility to perform multiple tasks independentlyEDUCATION:Bachelor's degree required.EXPERIENCE:New graduates with some lab experience (via course work, internships, etc.) or those without any prior research experience will be considered for the position above. EEO Statement Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer.By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.Primary Location:MA-Cambridge-MGH 400 TechnologyWork Locations: MGH 400 Technology 400 Technology Square Cambridge 02139Job: Business and Systems AnalystOrganization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)Schedule: Full-timeStandard Hours: 40Shift: Day JobEmployee Status: RegularRecruiting Department: Ragon Institute Job Posting: Jan 25, 2021SDL2017

Keywords: Partners Healthcare System, Somerville , Bioinformatics Analyst, Other , Somerville, Massachusetts

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