Computational Biologist – Clinical Genomics (Production)

Institution/Company:
Genome Sciences Centre
Location:
Vancouver, BC, Canada
Job Type:
  • Staff (One year temporary full time position)
Degree Level Required:
Bachelor's
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Computational Biologist – Clinical Genomics (Production)

Duties/Accountabilities:
• Running software pipelines for analyzing next-generation sequencing data
• Running bioinformatic tools for detection of genetic variants implicated in oncogenesis
• Running bioinformatic tools for determining the clinical significance of detected variants
• Understanding and following complex protocols and ability to problem solve when steps result in errors; ability to document such errors in precise and detailed language
• Writing validation and non-conformance documents
• Perform other related duties as required.

Responsibilities:

Skills and Abilities:
• Experience working in a Unix environment, including experience with shell scripting and common command-line tools
• Experience working with next-generation sequencing data and tools (i.e. tools for alignment and variant-calling)
• Experience with cluster computing would be an asset
• Familiarity with cancer genetics would be an asset, as would a history of publications in relevant fields

Qualifications:

Qualifications: • Graduation from a recognized Bachelor of Science Program in Bioinformatics, Biological Sciences, or Computer Science.
• Two (2) years of recent related experience or an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the Medical Director of the Centre of Clinical Genomics.
• Experience running production software in a clinical environment.

  • How to Apply

    Please send your resume with cover letter to bcgscjobs@bcgsc.ca.

Additional Information

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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