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University of Colorado Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Analyst - Schwartz/Yang Lab in Aurora, Colorado

University of Colorado – School of Medicine

Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Analyst

The University of Colorado Denver l Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

We are looking for a highly energetic, self-motivated individual to join our laboratory. We are seeking a full-time Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Analyst to work in the Schwartz/Yang Laboratory in the Department of Medicine on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora, CO.

_Examples of Work Performed_



The research in the Schwartz/Yang Lab focuses on understanding how environmental stimuli affect health through genetic and epigenetic mechanisms. State-of-the-art techniques, including whole genome sequencing (WGS), genomewide association studies (GWAS), epigenomewide association studies (EWAS), transcriptome and noncoding RNA profiling in human cohorts are used regularly to accomplish these goals. Candidates identified by analysis of individual datasets as well as integrative analysis (systems biology) are followed up in cell and animal models. The Bioinformatics Analyst will be the lead analyst for all projects that focus on pulmonary fibrosis.

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  1. Implements existing solutions for analysis of next generation sequencing and microarray data for analysis of genetic variants, DNA methylation, histone modifications, transcriptome and non-coding RNA datasets. This includes but is not limited to Bioconductor and other R packages.

  2. Implements existing solutions for predictive modeling to facilitate biomarker discovery for preclinical forms of pulmonary fibrosis. This includes but is not limited to Bioconductor and other R packages.

  3. Implements existing solutions for integrative multi-omic/systems biology analysis. This includes but is not limited to Bioconductor and other R packages.

  4. Write advanced custom scripts to manipulate complex genomic and clinical datasets, access databases and perform data analysis.

  5. Works closely with faculty (PI and other collaborators) as well as laboratory personnel (graduate students, postdocs, and professional research assistants) to implement bioinformatics solutions for specific projects.

  6. Interfaces with other biostatistics/bioinformatics/database analysts in our and collaborating labs to provide biostatistics and bioinformatics solutions for specific projects.

  7. Relies on experience and judgment to plan and accomplish a variety of complicated tasks.

  8. Reads the literature, participates in campus working groups, and online biostatistics and bioinformatics forums to stay at the cutting edge of bioinformatics solutions for genomic analyses.

  9. Must have the ability to explain technical concepts to a non-technical audience.

  10. Learns new programming languages, libraries, and techniques as needed.

  11. Performs all other duties as assigned.

_Salary and Benefits_

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located atEmployee Services.

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_Diversity and Equity_

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The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

_Minimum Requirements_

  • PhD in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics or related field is required.

  • Excellent skills using biostatistics and bioinformatics to solve biologically important questions.

  • Advanced skills in high-throughput data analysis and familiarity with widely used genomic databases and software including R and Bioconductor.

  • Advanced skills in utility programming (Python or similar language) and working in a Linux environment (bash, awk etc) on a cluster.

  • Must be able to work independently and have advanced problem solving skills.

  • Must have excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.

  • Basic SQL knowledge and work with large clinical and genetic/genomic databases is also desirable.

Job: *Faculty

Organization: *H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus

Title: Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Analyst - Schwartz/Yang Lab

Location: Aurora

Requisition ID: 15468

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