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Senior Bioinformatics Research Scientist

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
Memphis, MS
Closing date
Sep 20, 2023

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We are seeking a talented, highly motivated Senior Bioinformatics Research Scientist to lead our bioinformatics pipeline and develop innovative solutions for analyzing and visualizing omics data related to innate immune signaling projects. The candidate will work both collaboratively and independently on projects within the Kanneganti lab in the Department of Immunology. The candidate will lead cutting-edge computational analyses of omics datasets including proteomics, RNAseq, and microarray data, along with filling other needs as they are identified. The candidate will ensure the highly effective and accessible end results of these projects, as well as the scientific accuracy and robustness.

Candidates with a strong background in transcriptomic and proteomic data analysis are highly encouraged to apply for this position. Successful candidates will have excellent critical thinking, problem-solving and data management skills and a keen attention to detail. Knowledge of machine learning and artificial intelligence tools is a plus.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital offers a unique environment with clinical and basic science investigators working in close proximity and interacting regularly to translate scientific discoveries into improved therapies for children. If you are a highly motivated individual who wants to work at a world-class institution with state-of-the-art facilities and learn from investigators at the forefront of their fields, consider joining St. Jude.

The laboratory of Dr. Thirumala-Devi Kanneganti is internationally renowned for its expertise in cellular signaling in the immune system. We are particularly interested in dissecting the signaling pathways involved in innate immunity and cell death, with a focus on NLRs, inflammasomes, and cell death machinery.

Dr. Kanneganti's lab offers a fast-paced research environment focused on the innate immune system, including an opportunity to collaborate with researchers in the departments of Immunology, Infectious Diseases, Oncology, and beyond. Generous salary support and a benefits package are available. St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has state-of-the-art facilities including core laboratories for proteomics, microarray and RNA-seq analysis of gene expression, transgenic/knock-out technology, and model facilities from biosafety level 2 to enhanced biosafety level 3.

Minimum Education
  • Bachelor's degree in bioinformatics, cheminformatics, statistics/computer science (with a background in biological sciences or chemistry) or related field.
  • Master's degree or PhD preferred.

Minimum Experience
  • Minimum Requirement: Bachelor's degree with 7+ years of relevant post-degree work in bioinformatics, cheminformatics, statistics/computer science (with a background in biological sciences or chemistry).
  • Experience Exception: Master's degree with 5+ years of relevant post-degree experience (OR) PhD with 2+ years of relevant post-degree experience.
  • Significant experience in at least one programming or scripting language and at least one statistical package, with R preferred.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has a diverse, global patient population and workforce, built on the principles of diversity, equity and inclusion. Our founder Danny Thomas envisioned a hospital that would treat children of the world-regardless of race, religion or a family's ability to pay. Learn more about our history and commitment.

Today, we continue the mission to advance cures and means of prevention for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. As we accelerate this progress globally, we believe our legacy of diversity, equity and inclusion is foundational to success. With the commitment of leaders at all levels of the organization, we strive to ensure the St. Jude culture, leadership approaches and talent processes are equitable and culturally responsive. View our Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Report to learn about the hospital's roots in diversity, equity and inclusion, where we are today and our aspirations for an even better future.

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St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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