Bioinformaticist - Bone Marrow Transplant

Washington University in St. Louis - St. Louis, MO4.1

Full-time$54,000 - $73,000 a year
Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Medicine, Division of Oncolog-Bone Marrow Transplant. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions

Assists in developing and conducting research projects, including experimental design, data analysis and documentation of experimental results.

Designs, develops, and implements:
Algorithms and computer software for analyzing high-throughput, massively parallel genomic data sets.
Databases to store, disseminate and analyze data.
Web interfaces and queries to access databases.
Following instructions and discussions with principal investigator, designs research protocols, including developing procedures for the collection, verification and management of data.
Assists with grant preparation and reporting.
Performs complex statistical analysis of data collected and writes interpretative reports. Verifies the correctness of the data submitted and makes recommendations based on these analyses.
Prepares and submits papers based on research work to publications and for presentations to peers.
Conducts literature searches related to research project.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in science or related field plus 4 years of experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree or Ph.D. in computer science or related field highly preferred.
Analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
Good understanding of computational biology, probabilistic models, statistics, machine learning, and discrete mathematics.
Ability to analyze and interpret large complex data sets, such as sequences, microarray gene expression studies, human genetic studies, and model organism studies, and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
Working knowledge of regulatory networks, hidden Markov models and profile methods, human genetics (SNP, etc.), and complex systems analysis.
Comfortable working on UNIX/Linux operating system.
Familiar with statistical analysis packages (SAS, R, or Bioconductor) and expertise in scientific programming languages, scripting languages (e.g., Perl, Python), database management software (Oracle, Structured Query Language [SQL] Server).
Also expected to be familiar with bioinformatics tools and genomics databases.
Previous experience in cancer genomics would be an advantage but is not essential.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $53,830 - $72,675 annually.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at to view a summary of benefits.

Applicant Special Instructions

Works in laboratory environment with potential exposure to biological, chemical and radioactive hazards.
Must be physically able to wear protective equipment.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.