Computational Biologist II, School Public Health
Company: UT Southwestern
Posted on: November 26, 2022
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UT Southwestern Medical Center is hiring for Computational
Biologist II, School Public Health
Dr. Cowell's lab at UTSW is looking for an enthusiastic and highly
motivated computational biologist or data scientist. Talented
computational scientists with interest in gaining experience in a
multidisciplinary and dynamic research environment are encouraged
to apply. The successful candidate will work closely with
physicians, experimentalists, computational biologists, graduate
students and postdoctoral fellows to analyze mouse and human,
single cell and bulk, AIRR-seq and NGS data and integrate with
relevant clinical data to address biological questions about the
adaptive immune system and its role in cancer and other diseases.
Opportunities to develop new computational methods, machine
learning algorithms, and analysis software are available. This is
an excellent opportunity that leverages incredible resources to
contribute to new research and insights about the immune system and
Experience and Education
Ph.D. in Computer Science or a related field of biological science,
thesis work in bioinformatics and computational biology.
Master's degree in Computer Science or a related field of
biological science, and two (2) years related research experience
in bioinformatics and computational biology.
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field of
biological science, and four (4) years related research experience
in bioinformatics and computational biology.
Exposure or training in NGS data analysis, functional genomics,
and/or human genetics
Excellent programming skills, for example, in R, Python, and
Knowledge of machine learning libraries such as PyTorch and
Team oriented with good written and verbal communication skills
Training in statistics or machine learning preferred.
Consistently demonstrates skills and knowledge relevant for current
role; strives to expand the depth and breadth of technical and
professional skills; works with a high level of integrity; exhibits
focus and discipline; appropriately prioritizes and manages
expectations, and delivers on commitments.
Models' collaboration and teamwork; brings out the best in others;
communicates clearly and listens carefully; uses good judgment as
to what to communicate and when to do so.
Adaptable and embraces change; develops new insights and pursues
improvements and efficiency; takes initiative and is
solution-oriented; engages in work with passion and curiosity.
Perform professional work in support of scientific research using
technical knowledge of software, software development, networking,
and/or hardware in a complex computing environment.
Subject matter expert in multiple areas of computing technology,
and specific knowledge of molecular biology and genetics.
Manage computer hardware and software programming and maintenance
for one or more research laboratories.
Ensure existing systems meet the continuing needs of the labs
and/or recommend and test new systems as necessary.
Perform or direct others to perform complex data analysis related
to specialized research methodologies and results.
Manage assigned research projects with minimal input from the
Develop and/or modify software to support new and ongoing research
Resolve hardware, software, and network issues in support of the
Oversee the development and maintenance of complex databases to
support new and ongoing research projects.
Prepare research reports for presentation, and assist with
preparation of manuscripts for publication.
May specialize in bioinformatics, software development, network
administration, or hardware/software maintenance.
**Other Duties: Performs other duties as assigned.
Preferred Job Duties
Develop and apply computational methods to analyze NGS datasets
Develop and apply machine learning algorithms to adaptive immune
Contribute to the codebase, development, and support of open-source
Assist in data analysis and interpretation for diverse research
Help to manage lab servers and computational infrastructure
Document and present results in written or oral reports to other
lab members and collaborators
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