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    Researcher next generation sequencing

    Website University of Minnesota

    Job ID: 347622
    Location: Twin Cities
    Job Family: Research-Researchers

    Full/Part Time: Part-Time
    Regular/Temporary: Regular
    Job Code: 8352R1
    Employee Class: Civil Service
    Date Posted: 25.04.2022

    About the Job

    100% of time in this position will be devoted to the analysis of next generation sequencing data using Bayesian methods, genetic ancestry determination and Cox regression for pediatric cancers.


    Required Qualifications:
    • Bachelors degree in Statistics or a combination of education and related work experience to equal 4 years
    • Demonstrated skills in statistical programs, must include R and Python
    • Knowledge of bioinformatics and data science principles
    • Knowledge of statistical methods, including Bayesian analyses, admixture mapping, differential gene expression, Cox regression, and interpretation of such results from these analyses
    • Knowledge of epidemiologic methods and study designs including incorporation of genomic data
    • Knowledge of pediatric cancer genetics and biology
    • Scientific writing experience
    • Familiarity with cancer epidemiology methods and practices, public sources of cancer data, especially genomic pediatric cancer data.
    • Good interpersonal and communication skills (both oral and written) are essential
    • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and work closely with several faculty researchers to meet numerous deadlines.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Ability to harmonize and pool data from disparate sources.

    About the Department

    The Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research has nearly a 30-year history of conducting epidemiologic research into the causes of childhood cancer, outcomes during treatment, and late-effects among survivors. Currently four faculty work in this area, along with numerous graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Data to be managed and analyzed includes cancer surveillance (i.e. SEER) data, many case-control studies conducted through the Children’s Oncology Group, large record-linkage studies, and pooled case-control data through the Childhood Leukemia International Consortium, among others. The Division also holds many genomic datasets which require management and integration with non-genomic data. Division research and trainees are supported by multiple NIH and foundation grants, an NIH T32 training grant, and the generous philanthropy of the Children’s Cancer Research Fund.


    Working at the University

    At the University of Minnesota, you’ll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning.  We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

    The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

    • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
    • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
    • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
    • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
    • University HSA contributions
    • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
    • Employee wellbeing program
    • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
    • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
    • Financial counseling services
    • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost

    Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

    How To Apply

    Applications must be submitted online.  To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions.  You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

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