Associate Scientist, Bioinformatics

University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource
United States Florida Miami


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Are you interested in being a key member of a bioinformatics team in a shared resource at a major cancer center? This Associate Scientist position will support a wide array of bioinformatics research services in the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Shared Resource (BBSR) at the University of Miami. The Associate Scientist (Bioinformatician) will provide up to date bioinformatics and molecular informatics data analysis and expertise for clinical, laboratory and epidemiological studies. This analysis includes but is not limited to: gene expression analysis for transcriptome profiling and/or gene regulatory network building, microRNA target analysis, variant calling, epigenetics data preprocessing and analysis, SNP functionality and pathway analysis, and its visualization. This position will collaborate with Cancer Center investigators on experimental design and subsequent high dimensional data analysis of gene expression, genomics and/or proteomics studies.
Duties and Responsibilities:
• Individual will be responsible for initiating and maintaining independent research collaborations with SCCC clinicians and basic scientists, and for working collaboratively with members of the division on research or development projects.
• Collaborates with Cancer Center members in planning and analyzing data from laboratory-based and epidemiologic investigations.
• Collaborates with Cancer Center members in developing cancer-related grant proposals. Carries out and/or supervises corresponding data analysis.
• Interacts with internal contacts such as principal investigator, research project team, clinicians and data processing and management staff to provide the statistical input required in the design, conduct and analysis of scientific research studies.
• Collaborates with Cancer Center members on writing manuscripts or publication, and in preparing abstracts and poster for scientific presentation.
• Stays current with new bioinformatics methodology applicable to cancer studies, and incorporates major useful advances into proactive.
• Supports the BBC Biostatistics Division and other members of the core on bioinformatics aspects of Cancer Center research-related to clinical trials, epidemiologic studies, and laboratory-based investigation.
• Other duties as assigned.


A Ph.D. degree or equivalent experience, with a minimum of 5 years of post-doctoral experience with bioinformatics and molecular informatics data analysis in support of basic, translational, clinical, and/or epidemiological studies. Must enjoy working with others, have initiative, and be reliable. Attention to detail and multitasking abilities are critical, with the ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Proficiency in R/Python programming and excellent English communication skills (both verbal and written) are required. Prefer experience with statistical and computational methodology development with application in genomics studies, with single-cell RNA/DNA sequencing and metagenomics data analysis, with integrative multi-omics data analysis, and spatial genomics data analysis. Prefer strong critical thinking and problem solving skills with proven ability to apply creative approaches to complicated questions.

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