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The Johnston Laboratory in the Vaccine and Infectious Disease Division at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center is recruiting a highly motivated and creative Bioinformatics Analyst to analyze multiple unique data sets primarily associated with long-read sequencing technologies (PacBio) including large scale computational genomics of microbial genomes, patient tumor and tissue metagenomics, and microbial/eukaryote epigenetics.
The Johnston Laboratory is an interdisciplinary and highly collaborative team of classically trained microbiologists, synthetic microbiologists, bioinformaticians and engineers. Using cutting edge technologies and methodologies, we seek to gain a deeper functional understanding of what bacteria are doing and how they are doing it. We then use that information to create novel therapeutics and engineer the next generation of microbe-based technologies for application in human medicine, synthetic microbiology and bioengineering.
The Bioinformatics Analyst will be responsible for working with our team to provide data analyses and visualizations of primarily microbial datasets (Genomic/Metagenomic/Epigenomic data). A successful candidate will have experience in data analysis, generating visualizations, writing analyses summaries and abstracts, and managing time across various projects with different collaborators. Responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:
The successful candidate will be involved in multiple funded projects and work closely with bench scientists during project design, method development, and data acquisition; executing, improving, and developing informatics pipelines based on evaluation of computational tools and reference databases; and conducting and reporting data analysis using principles of good statistical scientific practice and reproducible research.
We are accepting applications for either a Bioinformatics Analyst Level I (min 0-2 years) or Level II (min 3-6 years).
Applications will be considered commensurate with experience and track record of achievement. Please include a cover letter with your application, detailing your interest and suitability for this position.
A statement describing your commitment and contributions toward greater diversity, equity, inclusion, and anti-racism in your career or that will be made through work at Fred Hutch is requested of all finalists.