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Bioinformatics Analyst I

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National Jewish Health

Denver, CO

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General Summary

Provide bioinformatics support to scientists.

Essential Responsibilities

1. Collaborates with and supports scientists in the area of bioinformatics analysis.

2. Assist with the design and development of major bioinformatics-related programming projects.

3. Writes custom scripts to access databases and analyze data.

4. Writes custom web tools for scientists.

5. Assists with the preparation and teaching of courses and/or demonstrations on the use of bioinformatics tools.

6. Develops and uses gene/protein functional annotation tools and programs.

7. Performs all other duties as assigned.

General Responsibilities

1. Performs, as directed, safety compliance and uses Personal Protective Equipment (PPE), as needed.

2. Participates in Quality Assessment (QA) and Quality Improvement (QI) programs, as directed.

3. Ensures compliance with Joint Commission on and all other Federal, State and Regulatory Agencies.

4. Responds promptly and sincerely to customer’s needs, requests and concerns via all communication forms using easily understood language and refraining from using inappropriate language and non-verbal gestures.

5. Maintains positive working relationships as a team player through problem solving issues, speaking positively about others, listening attentively and observing the Patient Bill of Rights and Confidentiality.

6. Increases customer service knowledge, skill and ability by participating in department and center-wide specific programs.

7. Incorporates National Jewish’s identity (Science Transforming Life ®) into daily functions.  Speaks positively about the center, provides customers with prompt service, maintains a clean and safe working environment, dresses appropriately based upon National Jewish safety standards, and departmental policies and wears an ID badge visibly.

Knowledge and Skills

Proven experience using bioinformatics to solve biologically important questions.  Experience in high-throughput data analysis and familiarity with widely used genomic databases and software.  Must have a background in utility programming (C Shell, Perl, BioPerl, JAVA, and other languages) in a Linux environment, as well as familiarity with designing, developing, and programming databases (Oracle, MySQL).  Must be able to work well independently and demonstrate proficient problem solving, excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written skills. 

Certification and Licensure



Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and/or life sciences required.  Masters of Science degree or PhD in Bioinformatics, computer science and/or life sciences preferred.

Work Experience

Zero (0) to two (2) years of recent and related experience required.

- or - Any equivalent combination of Education and/or Experience  

Working Conditions

Position is an office environment.  Frequent requirements may include: sitting for extended periods, entering and manipulating data on a workstation computer and participating in team/executive meetings.  Approximately 75% of daily responsibilities will be working both one-on-one and in teams with other personnel and extended one-on-one contact in a quiet environment where hearing and listening is paramount.  Must possess the ability to communicate by observation, verbal, written and listening; standing; walking; climbing stairs; stooping to remove/replace files; good hand-eye coordination; lifting, pulling, pushing, and upper body twisting while handling supplies and equipment; sitting while completing paperwork; using keyboard for PC and word processing needs.  Occasional requirements may include: stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, and lift/move up to 25 pounds.  Incumbent may be scheduled to work an alternate schedule to accommodate essential business needs routine travel by foot or automobile to alternate work/meeting locations, possibly during inclement weather.

Environmental Conditions

No environmental conditions indicated.  Professional office environment with time of each day spent in interaction with management/staff, in addition to planning and working autonomously. Requires teamwork and the ability to handle multiple interruptions; frequently fast-paced; high-pressure; occasionally variable-paced; variable pressure.  Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided to each employee when needed as determined by policy.  Utilization of PPE is mandatory. Estimated 1500 employees in the worksite. 

Management/Supervisory Responsibilities


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Company Profile
For 117 years, National Jewish Health has been at the forefront of research and medicine. We integrate the latest scientific discoveries with coordinated care for lung, heart and immune diseases With a focus on personalized medicine, our researchers are looking at environment-gene interaction and making strides in predicting, preventing, treating and tracking many diseases. This proactive approach to medicine means that if you have a disease, or the probability of getting a disease, it may be detected sooner so that you may live longer, healthier and with a better quality of life. Our research is truly transforming the lives of millions. By using an individual's DNA to predict and prevent disease, to guide the right choice of therapy to limit side effects and bring higher success rates for treatments and to be able to track the effects of these therapies, National Jewish Health is working to improve health care for the future.

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