Job Summary :
The Research Specialist I Computational Biologist performs routine and moderately complex tasks related to administration, use and development of bioinformatics resources and interface with genomics and other core facilities to ensure administration and flow of sequencing data generation and capture.
He / she works with general supervision. The incumbent is required to exercise judgment in making technical decisions related to delegated tasks and escalating complex issues.
Key Role Accountabilities :
Plans with the genomics core regarding the preparation of samples, submission for sequencing, tracking of data generation and early steps of quality control
Supports researchers in data upload, analysis and platform updates.
Improves and optimizes bioinformatics workflows and resolve related issues.
Makes recommendations to the Investigator regarding improvements in methods and processes.
Solves moderately complex problems and performs a specific variety of technical assignments within broader projects.
Contributes to ongoing research projects that include taking measurements and recording observations, collecting, compiling and processing data.
Assists in procurement of additional / new funding through contributions to technical proposal preparation and / or presentations.
Trains staff in development and implementation of bioinformatics workflows.
Stays current with literature in ongoing and proposed research projects.
Presents ongoing work and methods to research group.
Adheres to Sidra’s standards as they appear in the Code of Conduct and Conflict of Interest policies
Adheres to and promotes Sidra’s Values
In view of the evolving needs and opportunities within Sidra, this position may be required to perform other duties as assigned and reporting relationships may vary.
Qualifications, Experience and Skills Selection Criteria :
Bachelor’s Degree in a quantitative or life science field
Bachelor’s Degree in Bioinformatics with knowledge of Biology notably genome sequencing technologies
3+ years of relevant experience
Certification and Licensure
Job Specific Skills and Abilities
Additional Vacancy Information : This is a grants funded position for a period of up to 12 months.