SUBFUNCTION DEFINITION: Bioinformatics applies biology, computer science, data science, and statistics to analyze and interpret biological and clinical data.
Curates, annotates and organizes various types of biomedical data (e.g., genomic, clinical, imaging, sequencing) in various formats (e.g., flat files, relational and non-relational databases). Collects and records appropriate metadata. Ensures data are securely stored yet highly accessible to authorized users. Develops and executes data characterization/quality assessment routines of basic to moderate complexity including metadata standardization.
Assists analysts and managers in building robust pipelines for curating, processing and analyzing biomedical data of various types (e.g., genomic, clinical, imaging, sequencing). Utilizes existing software and contributes to the development of new and existing tools to support complex data management tasks (e.g., sequence alignment, variant calling, inter-sample comparison, patient matching/linkage). Helps develop scalable, searchable and secure data structures, utilizing best-practices as much as possible. Incorporates institutional resources and 3rd party software into specialized analysis workflows for the team and clients. Maintains computational infrastructures and controls the flow of data and information for studies. Provides web-based bioinformatics tools and access to public and proprietary relational databases. Documents standard operating procedures based on best practice. Works in collaboration with both technology and scientific teams.
Interfaces with clinicians/researchers to collect requirements of basic to moderate complexity including user workflows. Problem-solves and discusses possible solutions with the stakeholders. Considers the implications of possible solutions on the current environment.
Software Evaluation & Development
Contributes to the evaluation and development of software solutions to support basic to moderately complex data workflows. Participates in various aspects of the software development life cycle, including identification of key stakeholders, design requirements gathering, system analysis and design, code generation, testing and implementation. Effectively communicates the status of all efforts to necessary parties. Utilizes project and time management skills to complete projects within specific timeframes.
Contributes to analyses and publications. Generates reports and figures for publications. Assists with materials for publications and scientific meetings. Works closely with biostaticians on the production of publication and presentation materials.
Master's degree in a related field
2+ years of work experience in a related job discipline OR equivalent combination of education and experience
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