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Senior Bioinformatics Research Scientist- Data Scientist

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital Careers
Memphis, TN
Closing date
Nov 21, 2023

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Science, Mathematics and Statistics
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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital has an exciting opportunity for a Senior Bioinformatic Research Scientist in the NeuroImage Analysis Core.

The NeuroImage Analysis core is in the Department of Developmental Neurobiology (DNB)  is a team of computational scientists with a focus on turning image data into biological knowledge. We utilize computational tools at the cross-section of biology and cutting-edge microscopy methods to understand how brains are built during development and how neurons function in the brain and malfunction in disease. Explore the nexus of image analysis and data science. Dive into our unique and complex data, tackling neurobiology's toughest challenges through innovative computational research. Join us, simplify the intricate, and make a real difference.

This role is eligible for St. Jude's alternating work mode.

  • Apply statistical and machine learning techniques to extract meaningful insights from complex structured and unstructured biological data (large-scale neuroimages, light and electron microscopy, animal behavior, histopathology, etc)
  • Collaborate with scientists and researchers to design experiments and optimize data acquisition protocols.
  • Preprocess and clean raw imaging data, ensuring data quality and integrity.
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in the field of data science.

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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