Computational Scientist I - Institute of Molecular Medicine, Human Genetics

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Computational Scientist I - Institute of Molecular Medicine, Human Genetics

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

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Category: Research

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240000LW

This position will work in -person at 1825 Pressler Street , Houston, 77030 location.

Bring your scientific support background to this exciting statistical analysis opportunity!

Provides analysis of large-scale genetic data in a collaborative research setting of studies on various diseases of the aging brain. Investigates the relationship between genetic variation and risk factors related to the disease. Develops and implements analysis plans and presents study findings in collaboration with investigators at several national and international institutions.

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Provides analysis of large-scale genetic data in a collaborative research setting of studies on various diseases. Investigates the relationship between genetic variation and risk factors related to the disease. Develops and implements analysis plans and presents study findings in collaboration with investigators at several national and international institutions.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Analyzes whole genome sequencing; Genome-wide association; admixture mapping.

  2. Interprets results of genetic analyses using bioinformatics tools.

  3. Presents summary reports and assists in the interpretation of the statistical findings.

  4. Implements novel analysis methods as needed by the research program.

  5. Maintains and updates the analytical software and research database.

  6. Assists in the generation of tools for manipulating and preparing data for visualization.

  7. Works closely with other staff members, students and postdoctoral fellows.

  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Certification/Skills:

Required:

• Background in genomics, bioinformatics, or biostatistics

• Proficiency in statistical and computational programming languages preferably R

• Experience in command line interface and Linux environment

• Strong oral and written communication skills

Preferred:

• Previous experience working with large-scale genomics datasets (whole exome sequencing, RNA, TCR sequencing; bulk and/or single cells data).

• Ability to apply software tools to perform data analysis and interpret the biological significance from results in brain aging research.

• Ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team to discover and disseminate knowledge.

• Experience in working with laboratory scientists to interpret genomic data analysis.

• Experience working with large scale genomic data and basic genetic knowledge.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree in genetics, statistics, bioinformatics or related field. Master’s degree preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years of experience in data analysis.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.