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Bioinformatics Analyst

Company: The University of Miami
Location: Miami
Posted on: January 27, 2023

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Transforming Lives

The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.

With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.

The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.

The Department of Hussman Institute has an exciting opportunity for a Full Time Bioinformatics Analyst. The Bioinformatics Analyst works with research staff to extend capabilities in bioinformatics and improve understanding of genetic variation in human health and disease. The Bioinformatics Analyst maintains and performs analysis with existing pipelines while assisting and benchmarking the development of novel methods.


  • Running and maintaining massively parallel sequencing data workflows primarily related to Alzheimer disease whole genome sequencing including raw sequencing data QC, alignment, variant calling, filtering, and annotation.
  • Working with external collaborators including sequencing centers, analysis groups, and long-term data repositories to organize data storage, transfer, and processing.
  • Coordinate bioinformatics procedures and storage requirements of internal high throughput genomics data.
  • Work within the bioinformatics group to provide support for various Alzheimer disease research projects by interfacing with the sequencing cores and project analysts.
  • Follow existing standard operating procedures and create carefully documented scripts to generate analysis reports as necessary.
  • Generally applying existing pipelines to solve bioinformatics challenges, which includes troubleshooting, problem-solving, gathering requirements, analysis of the problem, and designing and implementing solutions to resolve issues.
  • Exploring alternative pipelines and implementation including cloud computing solutions for whole genome sequencing analysis.
  • Assisting with IT and Bioinformatics needs for data storage management including file management and data archiving.
  • Participating in weekly Alzheimer and bioinformatics team and individual meetings to update progress
  • Run and maintain existing next generation data analysis pipelines.
  • Assist senior bioinformatics analysts in pipeline and algorithm development and validation.
  • Extract features of interest from data relating to specific biological questions.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of genomic and clinical databases.
  • Performs statistical and integrative data analysis on genomics and clinical data.
  • Work along-side other team members and data analysts.
  • Follows standard operating procedures, documentation, and scripts to generate reports.
  • Adheres to University and unit-level policies and procedures and safeguards University assets.

    This list of duties and responsibilities is not intended to be all-inclusive and may be expanded to include other duties or responsibilities as necessary.



    Bachelor's Degree in relevant field required


    Minimum 1 year of relevant experience

    Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:
    • Skill in collecting, organizing, and analyzing data.
    • Ability to recognize, analyze, and solve a variety of problems.
    • Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.

      The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

      UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

      Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

      The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.

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      Full time

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Keywords: The University of Miami, Miami , Bioinformatics Analyst, Professions , Miami, Florida

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