Partners with clients to design, develop, implement and maintain business solutions regarding data management and analysis. This includes database administration, data consolidation, data analysis and management reporting. Utilizes software to generate metrics and develops actionable recommendations. Collaborates with various function teams such as marketing, research, and IT to achieve business results.
The Bioinformatics Analyst Works with students, post-docs and faculty researchers in the lab to design, develop, implement strategies for data management and analysis. This includes managing LIMS, database administration, data consolidation, and data analysis. The Bioinformatics Analyst will work as part of a team in a research laboratory performing basic and advanced analyses of data sets using current open source software and by developing new analytical tools and pipelines for NGS data sets including WGS, WES, RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, HLA typing ATAC-seq and variant analysis. The successful candidate will have a background in bioinformatics, biostatistics or computational biology and experience working in a Linux/Unix environment and developing scripts for processing data in languages such as Perl, Python, JAVA, C++ and/or R.
Manages and plans for data/analysis requests and projects.
Provides consultation to customers on appropriate data management, methodological issues and statistical analyses.
Collaborates with technical staff explaining needs of functional users. Serve on committees related to data structure and governance.
Reviews reports before presentation to ensure quality and accuracy.
Develops and maintains documentation of process for quality assurance and reporting methodology.
Defines, develops and communicates new standards and best practice
Develop queries and quality metrics.
Interprets results using a variety of techniques, ranging from simple data aggregation via statistical analysis to complex statistical analysis.
Determine data structure for local data sets.
Develops and documents standards for data quality and regulatory compliance pertaining to reporting.
Ensures quality and compliance by reviewing reports.
Provides work direction and/or supervises staff such as team members, subordinates, contractors, vendors, students, etc.
Recommends staff hires/terminations.
Coaches and mentors staff.
Manages projects ensuring timelines and deliverables are met and meet expectations.
Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate combination of education and experience.
4 or more years of relevant experience.
Infrastructure (extends across applications)
Linux Operating System
Mac OS X Operating System
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook)
Programming Languages and Frameworks
C++ and/or R
Metadata creation and Management
Collaboration and teamwork
Iterative & Incremental Development
Workflow development & documentation
Write proposals and project charters
Action oriented - Willing or likely to take practical action to deal with a problem or situation.
Coachability - Receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement.
Collegiality - Helpful, respectful, approachable; builds strong working relationships and a positive work environment.
Master’s Degree in Bioinformatics, Biostatistics or Statistics or related area.
Two to three years of relevant work experience in analyzing array data and/or next generation sequencing data from projects involving RNA-seq, ChIP-seq, WES and/or variant analysis.
Developing scripts for processing data in languages such as Perl, Python, JAVA, C++ and/or R.
Ability to solve complex bioinformatics problems.
As per Northwestern University policy, this position requires a criminal background check. Successful applicants will need to submit to a criminal background check prior to employment.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 32894
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.