The Bioinformatics Analyst’s primary accountability is to leverage Geisinger data assets to facilitate the generation of knowledge and discovery related to biomedical research. This position provides this opportunity related to cardiovascular disease research in Geisinger’s Department of Translational Data Science and Informatics. This individual will be able to leverage Geisinger’s world class data assets (genomics, electronic health records, medical imaging) toward the generation of knowledge and discovery related to biomedical research. A successful candidate will have demonstrated data expertise, programming abilities, and critical thinking skills and the ability to use these skills to conduct research in bioinformatics/biomedical informatics, quantitative genomics, or a related field. The role utilizes multiple sophisticated methods to analyze clinical and genomic data for research, develops novel methods for analyses, uses data reporting/management tools, and contributes to national publications.
This person will work under the direct supervision of research faculty in the Department of Translational Data Science and Informatics to identify, develop, and execute initiatives for ongoing or new research projects. These may include: annotation and analysis of both rare and common genetic variants from sequence or genotype data; assisting in complex phenotype algorithm development; extracting and integrating data of interest from disparate sources, such as genomics, medical imaging, and electronic health records; and performing both standard (e.g., PheWAS, GWAS) and novel bioinformatics analyses of the data. The Analyst will collaboratively work on a multi-disciplinary team to efficiently achieve project goals.
COMPETENCIES AND SKILLS:
Demonstrates ability to effectively communicate quantitative information to physicians, clinical staff, operational staff, data analysts, as well as other collaborators.
Demonstrates sound judgement and resourcefulness.
Demonstrates advanced programming skills (R, Python, SQL), and appropriate use of code repositories and version control.
Demonstrates knowledge of research methodology and research data collection.
Demonstrates understanding and ability to work with large data sets, including genomic data.
Demonstrates ability to work independently on multiple projects simultaneously.
Demonstrates the ability to work effectively in a team environment as well as interface with all levels of staff/management within and beyond the organization.
Demonstrates ability to interpret and communicate analytical information in a clear, concise manner.
Demonstrates the ability to prepare and understand functional and technical specifications.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Master’s degree in informatics, bioinformatics, information systems, computer science, statistics or closely related field required.
Minimum of one-year experience with health care or genomic data required. In lieu of one-year full time experience, internship and project work can be recognized.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
Work is typically performed in an office environment.
Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. These specific statements shown in each section of this description are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
OUR PURPOSE & VALUES: Everything we do is about caring for our patients, our members, our students, our Geisinger family and our communities. KINDNESS: We strive to treat everyone as we would hope to be treated ourselves. EXCELLENCE: We treasure colleagues who humbly strive for excellence. LEARNING: We share our knowledge with the best and brightest to better prepare the caregivers for tomorrow. INNOVATION: We constantly seek new and better ways to care for our patients, our members, our community, and the nation.
ABOUT GEISINGER: Geisinger is a physician-led health system comprised of approximately 30,000 employees, including nearly 1,600 employed physicians, 13 hospital campuses, two research centers, and a 583,000-member health plan Geisinger is nationally recognized for innovative practices and quality care. Geisinger serves more than 3 million people in central, south-central and northeast Pennsylvania and also in southern New Jersey with the addition of National Malcolm Baldridge Award recipient AtlantiCare, A member of Geisinger. In 2017, the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine became the newest member of the Geisinger Family.
We offer healthcare benefits for full time and part time positions from day one, including vision, dental and domestic partners. * Perhaps just as important, from senior management on down, we encourage an atmosphere of collaboration, cooperation and collegiality. For more information, visit www.geisinger.org, or connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and Twitter.
** Does not qualify for J-1 waiver. We are an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer Women and Minorities are Encouraged to Apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability or their protected veteran status.
*Domestic partner benefits not applicable at Geisinger Holy Spirit.
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