Staff Scientist - Translational Bioinformatics

City of Hope

Duarte, CA

ID: 7153868 (Ref.No. 10021689)
Posted: February 21, 2024
Salary / Pay Rate: $34.96 - $118.63 / hour
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Join the forefront of groundbreaking research at the Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope, where we're changing lives and making a real difference in the fight against cancer, diabetes, and other life-threatening illnesses. Our dedicated and compassionate faculty and staff are driven by a common mission: Contribute to innovative approaches in predicting, preventing, and curing diseases, shaping the future of medicine through cutting-edge research.

The collaborative research in the Bild and Nath labs focuses on translational cancer systems biology. The overarching goal of our labs is to develop and validate effective treatment strategies against drug resistant tumors. We are seeking a talented and motivated Bioinformatics Staff Scientist to join our dynamic team. As a Bioinformatics Staff Scientist, you will play a key role in analyzing and interpreting complex biological data, integrating multi-omics datasets, and developing innovative computational methods to extract meaningful insights. Your work will contribute to advancing our understanding of diseases, identifying potential therapeutic targets, and facilitating the development of personalized medicine approaches. For more information about Dr. Nath’s research, please visit here.

As a successful candidate, you will:

  • Perform bioinformatics analysis on high-throughput genomic and transcriptomic data.
  • Develop and apply computational algorithms and statistical models for data analysis and interpretation.
  • Integrate and analyze multi-omics datasets to identify patterns, correlations, and potential biomarkers.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including biologists, mathematicians, and medical oncologists to design and execute bioinformatics projects.
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in bioinformatics and genomics research.
  • Contribute to the development of data analysis pipelines and software tools.
  • Present findings and results to internal teams and external stakeholders in a clear and concise manner.
  • Publish research outcomes in scientific journals and present at conferences.

Your qualifications should include:

  • Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Genetics, or a related field.
  • Strong expertise in analyzing next-generation sequencing (NGS) data.
  • Proficiency in programming languages such as Python, R, and/or Perl.
  • Experience with bioinformatics tools and databases (e.g., NCBI GEO, Ensembl, UCSC Genome Browser).
  • Familiarity with machine learning (AI/ML) algorithms and their applications in bioinformatics.
  • Preferred qualifications: Single-cell RNA sequencing (scRNA-seq) data analysis. Cancer genomics knowledge and cloud computing familiarity. Please include your GitHub link on your CV.

City of Hope is an equal opportunity employer. To learn more about our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, please click here.

Salary / Pay Rate Information:
Pay Rate: $34.96 - $118.63 / hour

The estimated pay scale represents the typical [salary/hourly] range City of Hope reasonably expects to pay for this position, with offers determined based on several factors which may include, but not be limited to, the candidate’s experience, expertise, skills, education, job scope, training, internal equity, geography/market, etc. This pay scale is subject to change from time to time.

City of Hope is a community of people characterized by our diversity of thought, background and approach, but tied together by our commitment to care for and cure those with cancer and other life-threatening diseases. The innovation that our diversity produces in the areas of research, treatment, philanthropy and education has made us national leaders in this fight. Our unique and diverse workforce provides us the ability to understand our patients' needs, deliver compassionate care and continue the quest for a cure for life-threatening diseases. At City of Hope, diversity and inclusion is a core value at the heart of our mission. We strive to create an inclusive workplace environment that engages all of our employees and provides them with opportunities to develop and grow, both personally and professionally. Each day brings an opportunity to strengthen our work, leverage our different perspectives and improve our patients’ experiences by learning from others. Diversity and inclusion is about much more than policies and campaigns. It is an integral part of who we are as an institution, how we operate and how we see our future.