Bioinformatics Analyst

Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH) – Cambridge, MA

Employing Hospital and Department:Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT, and Harvard
Minimum degree and field of knowledge: BS/BA/BEngYears experience required: 2 years of computational biology experience or a relevant Masters degree
Summary:The Kwon Laboratory at the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard at the Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston (www.kwonlab.org) has an opening for a Bioinformatics Assistant in Microbiome Research to aid in analyzing shotgun and rRNA 16S metagenomic data. The person hired will work on conducting patient-oriented translational research involving cutting-edge technologies studying the interaction between microbial strains and the mucosal immune system of the human reproductive tract.
Job Duties:Under the direction of the principal investigator, the associated responsibilities will include:
  • Analyze data from high-throughput, massively parallel genomic and/or clinical data sets using existing software applications
  • Design, develop, and implement minor enhancements to analysis and visualization tools
  • Train other lab members on commonly used bioinformatics applications
  • Assists in the development of bioinformatics workflows to automate frequently used analytical procedures
  • Provide summary reports of workflow outputs
  • Maintain detailed documentation either through a laboratory notebook or well annotated scripts
  • Be an active member of the Kwon Lab, including participating in meetings and regularly presenting results
  • Maintain close communications with PI regarding progress, including timely reporting of issues, needs and risk associated with project completion

Qualifications:
  • Essential skills:
    • Ability to analyze and interpret large complex data sets and to communicate data in a clear and concise manner
    • Proficiency in Unix and the ability to script in Python and perform statistical analyses in R
    • The ability to install and execute software from the Linux command line
    • The ability to construct, document and execute analytical workflows

  • Desirable skills:
    • Experience processing and analyzing metagenomics data (16S and shotgun)
    • An understanding of statistical modelling

  • Soft skills:
    • Strong analytical, reasoning and problem-solving skills
    • Highly motivated and independent, with the ability to work in a dynamic team environment
    • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and time management


QualificationsMinimum degree and field of knowledge: BS/BA/BEngYears experience required: 2 years of computational biology experience or a relevant Masters degree
EEO StatementMassachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged.Primary Location: MA-Cambridge-400 Technology - MGHWork Locations: 400 Technology - MGH 400 Technology Square Cambridge 02139Job: Business and Systems AnalystOrganization: Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)Schedule: Full-timeStandard Hours: 40Shift: Day JobEmployee Status: RegularRecruiting Department: MGH AIDS Research CenterJob Posting: Apr 22, 2019

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