Jobs in Computational Biology

***POSTED 9/14/18***

Bioinformatics Scientist Job Opening
GB HealthWatch is a nutrigenomics and digital health company located in San Diego, California. We develop next-generation sequencing genetic testing for complex diseases such as type 2 diabetes and Alzheimer’s, a genetics-targeted lifestyle intervention mobile app, and nutraceutical drugs. We have ambitious goals and are working closely with top-tier clinicians and scientists to bring genetics-based preventive medicine to reality. We are seeking a talented and passionate Bioinformatics Scientist to join this young and exciting company. GB HealthWatch offers a competitive salary, stock options and unlimited career growth potential. We will be happy to provide sponsorship for a H1B Visa and green card application.

Major Responsibilities
· Create, design and maintain database architecture for genetics-based precision medicine and precision nutrition applications.
· Create and design self-learning data structures and algorithms to support continuous optimization of genetic risk prediction and treatment recommendations.
· Utilize bioinformatics theories, methods and algorithms to provide evidence and critical review for designing and developing genetics-targeted preventive medicine and nutritional therapies.
· Collaborate with bioinformatics and software development teams to automate genetic risk predication pipelines and present actionable genetic reports to physicians and patients.
· Develop and maintain the bioinformatics database and update automation procedures.
· Provide bioinformatics consulting and data analysis services to other team members as needed.

Required Skills, Experience and Qualifications
MS or PhD in bioinformatics, molecular biology or related field with 0-3 years postgraduate experiences. Postdoctoral scholars welcome.
· Strong knowledge of molecular biology and genetics.
· Strong knowledge of relational databases and SQL.
· Strong skills in programming languages in Perl, R or Python.
· Must be familiar with publicly available bioinformatics databases, tools, algorithms, and websites, such as NCBI, UCSC, ENSEMBL, ENCODE, 1000 Genomes and NHGRI. Knowledge of NGS data processing.
· Proficient in the Linux operating system and basic shell script programming.
· Natural talent for systematic thinking and planning.
· Attention to detail.

Preferred Skills, Experience and Qualifications
· Experience with cloud-based computing services.
· Knowledge of statistics preferred.
· Knowledge of biochemistry and molecular nutrition.
· Good interpersonal and communication skills.

Contact us:
Please email your resume to: [email protected]

***POSTED 9/10/18***

Assistant Professor in Biostatistics, Three Positions
The University of Massachusetts Amherst is the flagship campus of the University of Massachusetts system, and is home to over 22,000 undergraduate and 6,300 graduate students.  The University of Massachusetts at Amherst is located in the scenic Pioneer Valley of western Massachusetts. The area is home to the Five Colleges (Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts), with many opportunities for inter-institutional collaboration.  The region boasts a rural setting with easy access to Boston, Hartford and New York City.

The Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology is a highly collaborative group of 19 faculty researchers in a variety of areas. The Biostatistics program has nine faculty members whose methodological research focuses on areas such as Bayesian methods, methods for high-dimensional data, biomarker discovery, population genetics, bioinformatics, clinical trials, time-series analysis, missing data, survey sampling, and survival analysis. Specific areas of application include genomics, demography, epidemiology, infectious disease, analysis of electronic medical record data, and addiction research. Department members collaborate extensively with faculty from other departments across campus, the University's Medical School, and Baystate Medical Center. Additionally, active collaborations exist between biostatistics faculty and the UN, WHO, CDC, and other governmental agencies and academic institutions in the US and internationally.

Job Description:  The Biostatistics Program in the Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology seeks three (3) tenure track faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor.
Responsibilities will include research, advising students and teaching at graduate and undergraduate levels, and departmental, school and university service.
Tenure track positions at the University of Massachusetts receive nine months of committed salary support.
Salary/Benefits: The University offers a competitive salary with an attractive benefits package.

Requirements: Candidates for this position must meet the following minimum requirements:
• Terminal degree (e.g., PhD, ScD) in biostatistics or closely related field of study;
• Evidence of independent and collaborative research potential;
• Strong record of peer-reviewed publication given career stage;
• Excellent oral and written communication skills; and
• Demonstrated interest and ability in teaching and advising at the undergraduate or graduate level.
• In addition, preference will be given to candidates possessing excellent potential for securing federal research funding.
Additionally:
• Demonstrated potential to develop an extramurally funded research program in biostatistical methods and excellent teaching skills.
• Successful applicants will be dynamic, collaborative researchers, whose methodological work is inspired by pressing problems in public health.
• We are interested in candidates with experience in a broad range of methodological settings, including but not limited to faculty whose research focuses on machine learning, bioinformatics, statistical genetics, neurostatistics, clustered data, missing data and infectious diseases.

Additional Information:  The University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University of Massachusetts Amherst is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Because broad diversity is essential to an inclusive climate and critical to the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will holistically assess the many qualifications of each applicant and favorably consider an individual's record working with students and colleagues with broadly diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds in educational, research or other work activities. We will also favorably consider experience overcoming or helping others overcome barriers to an academic degree and career.
We are seeking talented applicants qualified for an assistant professor position. Under exceptional circumstances, highly qualified candidates at other ranks may receive consideration.

Application Instructions:  The application review process will begin October 1, 2018 and will continue until the position is filled.  The earliest anticipated start date is September 2019.
Applications: Interested candidates should submit their cover letter, curriculum vitae, a description of their research and teaching interests, and the names of three references through PageUP http://careers.umass.edu/amherst/en-us/job/495384/assistant-professor-in-biostatistics
 

***POSTED 8/29/18***

N4 Solutions, LLC offers our public and private sector clients the collective intellectual knowledge, expertise, and experience of our company and associates to help our customers evaluate, collaborate, innovate, and create business, technology, and scientific solutions that enable them to accomplish their mission and achieve organizational objectives. We are seeking highly-talented, skilled, and accomplished professional to join our team!

STATISTICIAN

JOB DESCRIPTION / DUTIES:
Collaborate with CEU/CGB senior staff and statistician within the Biostatistics Branch (BB) to program and conduct analyses, primarily absolute risk estimation, to help in-form national screening and management guidelines for cervical pre-cancer/cancer.
Collaborate with other researchers and clinicians in cervical cancer screening to identify and complete needed analyses.
Work with staff on preparing reports for presentation and/or for publication.
Perform data programming, analysis and presentation by preparing charts, tables and graphs using software such as R, SAS and STATA.
Check and confirm the accuracy of calculations conducted by collaborating program-mers, analysts, and presenters to guard against mistakes in design, conduct, or presenta-tion of risk estimates.
Learn and use specialized computer programs and other tools in the conduct of duties.
Function as a compatible member of a multidisciplinary research team.

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE / EXPERTISE: 
Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (e.g., Biostatistics, Statistics, Epidemi-ology, Mathematics, or Computer Science). Three (3) years of specialized experience plus a Master’s degree is equivalent to a Ph.D.
Minimum of two (2) years of experience in a related field
Extensive experience programming in R, as evidenced by development of well-organized, well-documented R code and the ability to check R code written by others
Knowledge of statistics, including survival analysis. 
Organizational abilities, attention to detail, initiative, and the ability to present results of analysis effectively in speech and in writing.
Excellent analytical, organizational, and time management skills.
Displayed proficiency in SAS, STATA, R, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.
Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
Please see the posting below for application instructions:

https://www.ziprecruiter.com/c/N4-Solutions,-LLC/Job/Statistician-(PD-NIH-031-NCI009)/-in-Rockville,MD?jobid=d94f500a-3e68aef1

***POSTED 8/20/18***

The CBI has two open positions, Research Associate, Clinical Data, and Research Associate, Software Development. Please take a look at both links for more information!