Platform Associate- Production Bioinformatics

Atlantic Cancer Research Institute
Moncton, NB, Canada
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Platform Associate- Production Bioinformatics

Institution/Company: Atlantic Cancer Research Institute Location: Moncton, NB

Job Description: Position: Platform Associate- Production Bioinformatics Reports To: Chief Operations Officer Salary: Commensurate with level of experience Hours: 37.5 Hours per Week Status: Full-Time

The Atlantic Cancer Research Institute (ACRI) is seeking a Production Bioinformatician to assist its Scientists. ACRI’s bioinformatics needs are predominantly associated with Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) data and at a lower degree Mass Spectrometry-derived proteomics data. The Production Bioinformatician functions in an intermediate technical role that requires an individual with proven skills in both biology and computing, and who is dedicated to supporting a team of scientists, as well as ACRI partners, collaborators and clients.

The Production Bioinformatician will primarily provide support for the management and analysis of next-generation sequencing data and the operation of a high-throughput production sequencing data analysis pipelines in ACRI.


• Perform initial stage analysis on next-generation sequencing data transforming data from sequence to information meaningful for researchers; • Continuous interaction with Platform managers to ensure that the software pipeline is consistently, reliably, efficiently and correctly processing data; • Ensure that data is managed efficiently, securely, and without loss or corruption through its lifecycle; • Provide bioinformatics support and training to end-users (research laboratory staff, remotely located collaborative users); • Responsible for evaluating, implementing, and testing bioinformatics software tools that meet the analysis needs for specific internal and external collaborative projects; • Development and support of tools and protocols for data deposition to external repositories that meet release cycles and publication requirements; • Work with 3rd party software vendors to characterize and resolve problems with production software systems; • Responsible for documenting and communicating pipeline processes and helping build the team knowledge base.


• A master’s degree in related discipline, with demonstrated experience in the skill set; • Must have advanced skills in Unix shell programming environment; • Proficiency with some Unix based scripting language (Perl, Python etc.) is required; • Experience with statistical and graphical software packages (R) and associated bioinformatics libraries is essential. • IT knowledge (HPC and data storage) is desirable; • Experience supporting a high availability production software environment; • Experience providing end-user software support, diagnosing and resolving end-user issues; • Experience working in a multidisciplinary team environment; • Experience with next generation sequencing analysis (RNA-seq, small RNA-seq, methyl-seq, etc.), especially with Illumina’s platforms and analytical tools (Novaseq6000, iSeq, BaseSpace, etc.); • Must have a high degree of autonomy; • Must have excellent communications (in one of NB’s official language – French/English) and interpersonal skills;

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