Bioinformatics Analyst: Hematopoeisis/ Leukemia/ SingleCell

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, Tennessee, United States
Job Type:
  • Staff (Full-time, Bioinformatics Career Track)
Degree Level Required:
Masters, PhD
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Bioinformatics Analyst: Hematopoeisis/ Leukemia/ SingleCell

We are seeking a highly motivated and creative bioinformatics research analyst to join the team of Dr. Kim Nichols in the Division of Cancer Predispositon at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. The bioinformatics analyst will develop and apply innovative analytical approaches in the area of cancer genetics and functional genomics and have the unique opportunity to help carry out research studies that focus on known hereditary forms of childhood cancer and discovery of new causes for familial cancers.

The department provides a highly interactive environment with collaborative opportunities, access to high performance computing clusters, a cloud computing environment, innovative visualization tools, highly automated analytical pipelines and mentorship from scientists with interests experience in data analysis, data management and delivery of high-quality results. The Division of Cancer Predisposition supports strong teamwork as well as individual and personal growth.

Candidates with a strong background and interest in genetics, cancer biology, hematopoiesis, and experience with use of genetic approaches to understand disease pathogenesis are highly encouraged to apply for this position. Familiarity with statistical genetics/genomics software including MERLIN, PLINK, GATK, EdgeR, samtools is preferred. This position is a forecasted position located in Memphis, TN, and relocation assistance is available.


You will work closely with research team members to analyze data such as WES, WGS, bulk and single cell RNA seq,Cut&Run seq and ATAC seq data, to identify novel cancer predisposition genes and interrogate their biological function. You will develop, improve, modify, and operate data analysis pipelines, generate and provide analysis results and reports, and perform requested custom analyses.


Minimum Education

Bachelor's degree is required. Master's degree or PHD is preferred

Minimum Experience

Two (2) years of relevant experience is required.
No experience may be acceptable with a Master's degree in Computer Science or Bioinformatics, with a background in the biological sciences.
Experience in programming (Python, Java, C/C++, perl or other programming/scripting languages) under Linux/Unix environment is required.
Experience of data analyses under supervision is required.
End user support and training experience is preferred.
Experience with open source software development is preferred.
Experience in development of algorithms, statistical methods or scientific software is preferred.
Experience in next-generation sequence analysis is preferred.
Experience working on a team project is preferred.
Scripting experience using a statistics package such as R, S-Plus or SAS is preferred

Additional Information

St. Jude is leading children’s research hospital in the US and has a stellar track record for bioinformatics data analysis and publications. One of the few places in the country to have a formal career track for bioinformaticians.