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Cedars-Sinai Research Bioinformatician I - Meyer Lab in West Hollywood, California

Job Description

Job Summary:

The Meyer lab at Cedars-Sinai is seeking one research bioinformatician to work on projects related to proteome informatics, mass spectrometry, metabolomics, multi-omic data integration, single cell transcriptomics, single cell genomics, single cell proteomics, computational drug discovery and/or cheminformatics. We are open to hiring at multiple levels of education, and at least a MS degree is preferred. Candidates with skills in machine learning, deep learning, statistics, and omics data analysis will be given priority. Ideal candidates will be fluent in python and have demonstrated experience with pytorch or tensorflow, scikit-learn, pandas, numpy, and seaborn. Experience with R is a bonus. Evidence of knowledge in these areas should be demonstrated by public GitHub projects and/or co-authored publications. Candidates who demonstrate evidence of independence and a drive to know how things work will be given priority.

Under close supervision, the Research Bioinformatician I performs general bioinformatics analysis and software support for projects involving in omics. The RBI will manage omic data including loading and querying data from database system and public repositories, and transform and merge multilevel omic data into user-friendly formats, assist in development, test, and maintenance of modular software pipelines, provide daily bioinformatics data analysis, preliminary interpretation of the data, and reports of the results for possible publications. The Research Bioinformatician I also performs research into new ways to do data analysis. The bioinformatician will be expected to lead projects and work on collaborative projects working closely with the PI. The successful candidate will be expected to lead writing of papers and publish findings.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

•Provides general bioinformatics analysis support for omic projects and mainly responsible for data analysis and software compilations including next generation sequence alignment, polymorphism identification, expression analysis, and visualization tools and browsers.

•Summarizes data analyses results in the form suitable as the basis for the first draft of written reports, and makes preliminary interpretations of the data.

•Assists in development, testing, and maintenance of modular software pipelines for genome sequencing, assembly, annotation, metagenomic analysis, and genotyping using high-throughput sequencing platforms including 454, Illumina, and Pacific Biosciences

•Manages data including loading and querying data from database systems, downloading omic data from public repositories, and transforming data to the necessary formats

•Helps to identify, evaluate, and incorporate relevant algorithms and software pipelines by reviewing pertinent literatures in bioinformatics and computational biology


Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Electric Engineering, Computational biology, or Bioinformatics, or relevant fields (e.g. Biology with strong quantitative training, biostatistics with concentration in bioinformatics). Master's preferred.

Licenses: N/A


0-3 years in research environment. Background and work knowledge in algorithms, scientific computing, and machine learning or statistics, Familiar with C/C++, Java, Perl, python, and the Unix (Linux) environment, Experiences in manipulating, analyzing, and annotating very large genomic (e.g. NGS) data sets, both in exploratory and pipelined fashions, will be a plus.

Physical Demands:

Sitting, standing, walking

About Us

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

About the Team

Cedars-Sinai is one of the largest nonprofit academic medical centers in the U.S., with 886 licensed beds, 2,100 physicians, 2,800 nurses and thousands of other healthcare professionals and staff. Choose this if you want to work in a fast-paced environment that offers the highest level of care to people in the Los Angeles that need our care the most.

Req ID : HRC1464544

Working Title : Research Bioinformatician I - Meyer Lab

Department : Computational Biomedicine

Business Entity : Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Job Category : Academic / Research

Job Specialty : Bioinformatics

Overtime Status : EXEMPT

Primary Shift : Day

Shift Duration : 8 hour

Base Pay : $71,300 - $121,000

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.