A Statistical Genetics Staff Scientist is an experienced post-doctoral researcher seeking continued growth and development as an academic scientist, with a particular focus on bioinformatics / statistical genetics. This position provides this opportunity related to cardiovascular disease research in Geisinger's multi-disciplinary 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 NIH-funded 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 and supervise research in bioinformatics/biomedical informatics, statistical genetics, or a related field. This person will work in collaboration with and under the supervision of a Translational Data Science and Informatics Faculty Member (PI) 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. Additionally, the Statistical Genetics Staff Scientist is expected to acquire and maintain a comprehensive working knowledge of the relevant literature related to these projects, to assume a primary role in the presentation of findings at national meetings or high impact journal publications, and to assist in the preparation of grant applications for external funding. This individual will be joining a multi-disciplinary team, and will be expected to work collaboratively to efficiently achieve project goals, including the supervision of trainees and support staff, as appropriate.
Develops and conducts specific bioinformatics, statistical genetics, computational biology, or quantitative genomics projects within the cardiovascular genetics research program of the supervising faculty member.
Responsible for gathering preliminary data for grant applications, completion of objectives of funded external grants, and preparation of completed work for publication.
Coordinates with external collaborators to perform multi-site analyses and meta-analyses.
Performs literature searches to gather information pertaining to research projects or analytical methods in order to appropriately interpret findings and develop new protocols, research projects or grant applications for the work group.
Leads discussions regarding experimental design, data analysis and interpretation of results.
Responsible for appropriately documenting, version controlling, and testing all developed algorithms and ensuring the validity of all analyses.
May prepare and submit funding applications within the content areas of the supervisor with permission of the supervisor.
May manage a small research group; conducting reviews and evaluating work.
May represent the supervising faculty member in leading the research group as needed.
Contributes to writing grant applications or manuscripts.
May serve on research committees.
Collaborates and leads genomics and bioinformatics analysis for clinical faculty and other investigators.
Advises other research employees regarding technical and analytical problems within area of expertise.
Participates in work group meetings and formal seminars to present, explain, and discuss research interests.
Makes presentations to extramural audiences at national meetings and academic institutions.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Minimum of 3 years-Related work experience (Required)
Certification(s) and License(s)
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