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Bioinformatics Analyst

Posted by: National Jewish Health

Posted date: Oct-02-2017

Location: Denver, CO

About National Jewish Health:

As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help our patients live more productive lives. If you believe in Science Transforming Life, we invite you to join our team.

For consideration, please read the full job description and complete an application online: http://jobs.nationaljewish.org/bioinformatics-analyst-i-genetics/jo b/7084982


The Bioinformatics Analyst I will:

Work with a highly-collaborative interdisciplinary team developing a novel method of sequencing the Mycobacterium tuberculosis transcriptome in complex human samples.

Work closely with the Principal Investigators to analyze bacterial and human genomic and transcriptomic datasets.

Complete tasks including, but are not limited to, performing primary analysis of next-generation sequence data in a Linux computing environment, testing hypotheses using various statistical tests, creating summary reports, generating visualizations of experimental results using a range of software tools and presenting results in team settings.

The ideal candidate will have strong experience with R programming and/or the ability to write custom code (i.e. Perl, Python or similar).


1. Collaborates with and supports scientists in the area of bioinformatics analysis.

2. Assist with the design and development of major bioinformatics-related programming projects.

3. Writes custom scripts to access databases and analyze data.

4. Writes custom web tools for scientists.

5. Assists with the preparation and teaching of courses and/or demonstrations on the use of bioinformatics tools.

6. Develops and uses gene/protein functional annotation tools and programs.



Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and/or life sciences required. Masters of Science degree or PhD in Bioinformatics, computer science and/or life sciences preferred.

Work Experience Zero (0) to two (2) years of recent and related experience required.

For consideration, please read the full job description and complete an application online:

http://jobs.nationaljewish.org/bioinfor matics-analyst-i-genetics/job/7084982

Important Notes: National Jewish Health seeks to attract the best-qualified candidates who support the mission, vision and values of the Institution and those who respect and promote excellence through diversity. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, creed, religion, sex, age, national origin, citizenship, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, physical or mental disability, marital, familial or parental status, genetic information, military status, veteran status or any other legally protected classification.

Job Title Bioinformatics Analyst
Post Details
Email martins(at)njhealth.org
Employer's Website jobs.nationaljewish.org
Job Discipline Job Discipline -> Bioinformatics
Job Classification Job Classification -> Specialist
Job Type Job Type -> Full-time
Location Denver, CO
Key Words sequencing, bioinformatics, genomic, transcriptomic, Linux, Python, Perl, R
Start Date 11/01/2017
Salary Based on experience and skills, salary and benefits
Deadline Dec-02-2017