Classified Title: Research Assistant Working Title: Research Assistant Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Hourly Pay Rate Range: $19.71 - $27.11 / Commensurate with Experience Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Varies Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 05-MD:School of Public Health Department name: 10001082-Environmental Health and Engineering Personnel area: School of Public Health
The Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health is seeking a highly-motivated bioinformatician that is willing to become an integral part epigenetic research. The candidate will be mainly responsible for analyzing data with next generation sequencing platforms, including but not limited to RNA-seq, ATAC-seq, ChIP-seq, WGBS and MNase-seq.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Good experiences with Python, R, UNIX/LINUX or other languages.
Ability to perform QC of next generation data by writing Python scripts and utilizing R packages and Python libraries for further downstream analysis to infer the underlying epigenetic mechanisms. Critical to have the ability to interpret preliminary analysis data to form new hypotheses for further analyses to deepen insights.
Ability to independently lead and manage the work of bioinformatics research projects under minimum supervision of principal investigator. Duties include (but not limited to) keeping track of data sources and storage information.
Able to independently work on a full grant application proposal or write part of proposals from the lab as needed, as well as draft manuscripts.
Must be a team player and actively participate discussions in lab meetings. Willing to help/mentor graduate students or other colleagues in the lab as needed. Must share and teach algorithms or pipelines used/generated in the lab to persons in the lab as needed and even after leaving the lab.
Able to maintain or generate pipelines by staying at the cutting edge of the field with evolving algorithms and standards and incorporating into pipeline.
Identify appropriate open-source and commercial products that serve needs of pipeline and/or customized analyses of end users.
Implement and maintain commercial and open-source software for common bioinformatics data analysis.
Implement, update and maintain locally stored data resources required for various analysis tasks.
Accountability and attention to timelines and details
A team player that is organized with strong writing and communication skills with an emphasis on strong presentation skills
Assess existing data in the literature, evaluate the quality of data and assist with preparation and distribution of data to the group.
Any other responsibilities that are not specified here but needed as projects evolving.
Bachelor's degree in related discipline.
Some related experience.
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Master degree in related areas, including (but not limited to) Biotechnology, Big Data Analysis, and/or Mathematics.
Work experiences in accomplishing jobs descriptions above. Publication demonstrating related experiences is a plus.
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