Bioinformatician

Institution/Company:
University of Calgary
Location:
Calgary, AB, Canada
Job Type:
  • Staff
Degree Level Required:
Masters
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Bioinformatician

This position will work with individuals at both the University of Calgary and Alberta Precision labs to ensure the flow of data from sequencer to analysis tools. Primarily located at the Alberta Children’s Hospital, this is a full-time position for approximately 24 months, with the possibility of extension.

Responsibilities:

  • Install and maintain locally installed commercial software, as applicable
  • Develop, validate, and implement an efficient computational workflow for next generation sequencing data from sequencing instrument to commercial genome analysis software (local and cloud-based), lab information system, and reporting
  • Establish and maintain a secure and effective server system set up that ensures effective utilization of established bioinformatics pipelines
  • Identify hardware and software necessary to establish a server set up for data processing
  • Liaise with appropriate personnel within the University of Calgary and AHS to establish appropriate server set up
  • Continually reevaluate effectiveness and capacity of server set up system, propose and implement changes as required
  • Establish and maintain a data storage system that enables storage of NGS related data (e.g. Fastq, BAM, quality reports, VCF) in accordance with applicable clinical diagnostic laboratory requirements
  • Integrate genomic and phenotypic data with local, provincial, and national databases
  • Integration of genomic data into Alberta’s electronic medical records
  • Integration of genomic data with Genomics4RD

Qualifications:

MSc in Bioinformatics, Computer Science, or related field Minimum 3 years experience in the application of next generation sequencing, preferably in human genetics Experience with compiled languages like C/C++, Nim or Rust Experience with a non-compiled languages such as Perl or Python Experience with statistical packages in R, Julia and similar (development, running, module install, etc)

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