Job: BIOINFORMATICIAN, SENIOR, Duke Human Vaccine Institute, Durham, NC
The Duke Human Vaccine Institute and the Duke Center for HIV/AIDS Vaccine Immunology & Immunogen Discovery (CHAVI-ID), providing national and international leadership in the fight against major infectious diseases such as HIV, influenza, and malaria, are currently recruiting for highly motivated individuals to join our team. The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) is an interdisciplinary, interdepartmental institute dedicated to the study of basic and translational science required to understand host-pathogen interactions that can be translated to vaccines against human diseases. DHVI comprises a team of highly interactive investigators that have expertise in virology, immunology, computational biology, molecular biology, microbiology and animal models. We are committed to performing world-class basic and translational science and also to building the next generation of scientific leaders.
Manage the bioinformatics analysis workload of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute and help supervise a team of bioinformaticians.
Lead the design, development, implementation, and testing of bioinformatics tools as part of the Duke Human Vaccine Institute.
Develop and implement innovative computational approaches for the analysis of large next generation sequencing datasets generated from state-of-the-art sequencing technologies.
Develop and implement software for the analysis of immune repertoire sequence data including the creation of web-based bioinformatics tools.
Collaborate and consult with researchers to analyze problems, recommend technology-based solutions, and design computational strategies for a wide range of biological research.
Collaborate with teams of researchers and scientists providing bioinformatics training, consulting, applications support and development.
Ensure completion of deliverables and adherence to timelines.
Recommend new business opportunities, new systems and processes, and improvements in operations. Implement operational improvements approved by senior management.
Analyze and resolve issues that have the potential to jeopardize performance and/or ability to meet agreed upon deliverables.
Perform other duties as assigned.
You will only be considered for the position after you have applied to requisition 11061 on the DHVI careers page and/or Duke Careers Website.
Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, genetic information, gender, gender expression, gender identity, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status.
Work requires a M.S. in Bioinformatics or the biological sciences with demonstrable computational skills or a M.S. in computer science with a strong interest in biology/genomics. Ph.D. preferred.
Work requires at least 5 years of experience in bioinformatics. One OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE year of supervisory experience is required. Experience with web-based bioinformatics tools, public domain biological databases and software tools for sequence, domain and structural analysis. Extensive familiarity with and development of computational tools in biology that use genomic data to generate biological hypotheses. Experience with a procedural language, proficient in Java, Perl, 'C', web design, DNA genome informatics, proteomics informatics, statistics, and computer science. Experience with relational databases and SQL helpful.