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The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 51 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs.
The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.
Under supervision of the Principal Investigator, the incumbent will assist in the review of computational methodologies and analysis techniques relevant to cancer research. The work associated with this position will be part of the daily activities of the Durden Laboratory at the UCSD Moores Cancer Center. The goals for this position are: i) assist with computational support for biologists and clinicians in interdisciplinary cancer research projects, ii) assist with review of bioinformatics tools and computational biology analysis methodologies, and iii) assist with preparing data and results for publication or dissemination as part of databases, web sites, electronic notebooks and other resources.
Four years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in Bioinformatics, Physics, Engineering, Math, Computer Science, Quantitative Biology, or related field.
Practical experience with scientific and statistical computing environments such as R, iPython notebook, and Jupyter.
Practical experience with programming languages including Python and Jupyter notebooks.
Knowledge of bioinformatics methods, applied mathematics, computer science and statistics. Knowledge of computational biology approaches and tools.
Knowledge of operating systems such as MS Windows, MAC, UNIX and Linux, with a willingness and ability to update and increase computer skills and knowledge as needed.
Ability to effectively manage time and see assigned parts of projects through to completion on deadline.
Ability to design, develop and test algorithms.
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills including ability to keep clear and accurate records, document computer programs and analysis methodologies, organize a varied workload, meet deadlines, follow written and oral protocols and give oral presentations on the progress of research.
Demonstrated successful, positive interpersonal communication skills needed to interact well with others to facilitate communication about project requirements, including the ability to discuss & understand day-to-day analysis team's affairs, research plans, results & ideas with PI & other team members and collaborators in a constructive, professional & pleasant manner.
Excellent skill and ability to conduct web/online resource and literature searches.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check.
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