The Childhood Cancer Genomics Group (CCGG) housed in the University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics is looking to hire a new analyst to a Researcher 6 position (non-faculty). CCGG on a number of childhood cancers looking to connect population genetics, germline genetic risk factors, and somatic mutations to better understand the causes of and outcome for childhood cancers. For this position the duties are:
70% - conduct genomic analyses of pediatric cancer etiology and outcomes at the direction of faculty members
20% - develop and document genomic analytic pipeline for use by CCGG and the division as a whole
10% - obtain and manage external genomic datasets
Ph.D. or Master's Degree in Statistical Genetics, Population Genetics, Bioinformatics, or closely related field; at least four years of relevant post-graduate work and demonstrated skills in programming analyses of genome-scale data. Good interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) are also essential, as well as ability for setting priorities, multi-tasking, and working with several faculty researchers to meet numerous deadlines. Ability to provide datasets to collaborators and trainees, and to advise on analysis of these datasets.
Experience with analysis of human genomic data. Familiarity with cancer epidemiology, sources of cancer data, and especially pediatric cancer data. Ability to obtain and analyze data from disparate sources to conduct integrative analyses. Conversance in non-genomic data and ability to integrate non-genomic data into genomic analyses.
UMN website: hr.myu.umn.edu/jobs/ext/339568