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Transportation Assistant

Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute

Transportation Assistant

La Jolla, CA
  • Responsibilities

    SBP is a preeminent, independent biomedical research institute dedicated to understanding human biology and disease, and advancing scientific discoveries to profoundly impact human health. For over 40 years, our research has produced breakthroughs in cancer, neuroscience, immunology and children’s diseases, and is anchored by our NCI-designated cancer center and advanced drug discovery capabilities.

    The Bioinformatics Shared Resource provides cutting-edge computational and systems biology support to the Institute and its NCI-designated Cancer Center. We specialize in omics data analysis, multi-omics data integration, network and pathway analysis, and machine learning. Different levels of data analyses are provided, based on the complexity of researchers’ data sets. This may include automated pipeline-based analyses, customized deep data mining, development and application of machine learning models, and hypothesis driven in-silico drug discovery. Our focus is to help researchers put data into biological contexts across various disease areas, and to create testable hypotheses and understandable biological processes.

    A Bioinformatics Scientist opening is available in the Bioinformatics Core.

    Primary Responsibilities

    • Analyzes, interprets and integrates comprehensive, state-of-the-art omics data sets, including genome-wide Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) datasets such as RNA-seq, ATAC-seq and ChIP-seq and proteomics datasets
    • Implements analysis pipelines and customizes tools for omics data analysis, including scripting, programming, statistical analyses and applying common standard analysis tools and algorithms (R/Bioconductor, python, etc.)
    • Independently supports and manages multiple parallel projects directed by lab investigators and contributes to the general technical knowledge of researchers and may present findings
    • Manages iLab charging system, tracks project status, and provides monthly reports for iLab projects
    • Evaluates new technologies
    • Provides guidance to lower level staff

    Required Skills Required Experience

    • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics or Life Sciences and five years’ directly related experience required OR an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been attained

    Knowledge, Skills and/or Abilities

    • Expert level knowledge of advanced sequencing, array-based technologies and proteomics technologies
    • Proficiency in NGS data analysis
    • Strong programming skills including Perl, Python or R
    • Communicate effectively and collaborate well with Principal Investigators and their team members
    • Work independently as well as in a team environment
    • Be responsible and have strong time management skills
    • Able to analyze and resolve issues of moderate complexity
    • Possess strong attention to detail and organizational skills
    • Demonstrate professional communication and interpersonal skills
    • Professional proficiency in Microsoft Office
    • Embody the Institute’s core values of Commitment, Collaboration, Communication, Community and Compassion

    Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute is an Equal Opportunity employer – M/F/Veteran/Disability – committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, _click HERE__._