Precision Oncology Bioinformatics Analyst

Oregon Health and Science University
Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology (CDCB)
United States Oregon Portland


To work as a special projects lead with an active and productive translational research laboratory that spans from basic bench research to translating studies and clinical trials. Reports to Dr. Mills who is Director of Precision Oncology and SMMART trials. The major role will be linking existing large scale community data such as the TCGA and other sources with ongoing research projects in the laboratory and Precision Oncology Program. Requires strong computational skills with good communication skills and flexibility, as well as strong creative thinking and problem solving skills. The successful scientist will work within a team science environment and will collaborate with multiple other individuals both inside and outside the Knight Cancer Institute.

Key Responsibilities
1. Apply state-of-the-art computational methods to analyze large-scale whole genome and exome sequence RNA and protein data to support data analysis in precision oncology studies.
2. Collect and curate publicly available omic data sets to support integrative analysis in cancer studies.
3. Participate in writing of manuscripts.
4. Collaborate with internal and external faculty and staff.


• Master’s degree with major courses in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience.
• OR Bachelors degree with major courses in field of research (or RN or allied health professional) and 5 years of relevant experience.
• Masters or equivalent in bioinformatics, computational biology or a related field.

• Experience in applying analysis of large data sets to biological questions.

Job related knowledge, skills, and abilities:
• Programming: fluency with at least one general-purpose programming language (such as Python, Perl etc) and one language for statistical analysis (such as R). Experience with source code version control systems.

Working conditions:
Desks are located in an open office environment.

Physical demands and equipment usage:
This position requires using a computer for prolonged periods

As part of the qualifications requirement, the following Core Competencies are expected of all OHSU employees regardless of their position within the organization:

Inclusion, Collaboration and Teamwork:
Every person matters. We benefit from the rich variety of ideas, skills and perspectives that emerge when we work together. Our collaboration fuels innovation, better solutions to complex problems, and a sense of community. Cultivating a climate of inclusion and respect enables us to partner with those who can help OHSU achieve its vision.

Organizational Perspective:
We are all connected. Whether our role is caring for patients, inspiring students, advancing scientific knowledge, or supporting those endeavors, each person’s work impacts another’s. When we understand how our actions and decisions affect the whole, we can better align the needs of our workgroup with the best interests of OHSU. We have a common purpose that guides what we do and why.

Performance Results:
We work hard to make great things happen. We hold ourselves and our colleagues to high standards of performance that are focused on results. We pursue excellence by giving and receiving feedback openly and directly. We continually seek to improve ourselves and our work by setting goals, measuring outcomes and developing our knowledge and skills. We exceed expectations in pursuit of our vision.

Personal Effectiveness:
We are strong in character. As individuals, we value integrity and inspire trust. We meet obstacles with calm resolve, and can adapt quickly to change. We continue to move forward, even when the way is unclear. Each of us aspires to be our best self, accountable for the work we do and dedicated to the purpose of OHSU.

Start date

As soon as possible

How to Apply

Apply with cover letter and CV to Veronica Randolph, Mills Lab


Veronica Randolph, Mills Lab