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Senior Biostatistician

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Company :
Baylor College of Medicine

Location :
Houston, Texas

Expiry Date :
Tue, 15 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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Summary We are seeking a capable and experienced Senior Biostatistician to join the Bioinformatics team within the CMMR to work on large, diverse microbiome projects and multiomics datasets. The Senior Biostatistician will be required to provide statistical analysis for datasets produced by the standard CMMR bioinformatics pipelines, including 16S amplicon and Whole Genome Shotgun sequencing data, as well as metabolomics and proteomics data generated in other cores. Will work with the project team to determine project deliverables and provide a written report with figures and result interpretation. Will be responsible for deployment and development of analysis pipelines and utilizing data analysis pipelines written in-house in Perl, Python and/or Bash, using Linux computer clusters. The project deliverables are on a strict timeline, so having demonstrated problem-solving ability, strong communication skills (verbal and written) and the ability to work within a deadline is paramount. Job_Duties * Deploys, adapts, runs and validates multi-omics microbiome analysis pipelines, including 16S amplicon and Whole Genome Shotgun sequencing data, as well as metabolomics and proteomics data generated in other cores * Works with the project team to determine project deliverables and provide a written report with figures and result interpretation * Responsible for deployment and development of analysis pipelines and utilizing data analysis pipelines written in-house in Perl, Python and/or Bash, using Linux computer clusters * Performs statistical analysis and interpretation of multi-omics microbiome data for projects and research grants * Develops statistical programs for data manipulation and implementation of standard and advanced statistical methodology * Performs other tasks including protocol reviews, statistical report generation, manuscript preparation, review of statistical literature * Interacts and presents results to investigators in an effective manner * May assist and train users on computer programs Minimum Qualifications * Master’s Degree in Statistics, Biostatistics or a related field. * Three years of relevant experience. Preferred Qualifications * Experience with advanced data science techniques such as deep learning and classification to identify potential disease drivers, biomarkers, and novel molecular profiles associated with disease * A degree in quantitative science (bio)statistics, bioinformatics, molecular biology, physics, etc * Experience in multi-omics analysis with applications to medical research and performing appropriate statistical analysis of the data. Additionally, experience with R, Python, Perl and Bash as well as programming using UNIX/LINUX clusters are desirable. * Experience with NGS data and metagenomic analyses are strongly desired. * Broad knowledge of biology, especially microbial ecology and/or genetics * Experience working with large omics data sets, data mining, and data analysis * Experience with UNIX and cluster computing desirable * R, Bash, Perl, Python or other scripting language experience * Experience with machine learning and/or artificial intelligence programming a plus * Demonstrated independent thinking and problem-solving ability * Strong oral and written communication skills * Ability to work in a team * Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer. 5271 CA; CH Show moreShow less