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Title: Bioinformatics Analyst III
Location: Denver, CO
Employment: Permanent / Full Time
Status: Open
Date Posted: 7 months ago7 months ago
Confirmed Open: 2 days ago
Employer Name: National Jewish Health - Main Campus
Start Date: Wed, Aug 16, 2017
Shift: Days
Hours: Open
Contact: Contact employer directly

Bioinformatics Analyst III

General Summary

Leads bioinformatics projects.

Essential Responsibilities

1. Leads the work of co-workers providing effective communication,

direction, guidance and resources as appropriate.

2. Provides leadership for bioinformatics projects.
3. Leads the design and development efforts of major

bioinformatics-related programming projects.

4. Writes advanced scripts to access databases and analyze data.
5. Leads the effort for preparation and teaching of courses and/or

demonstrations on the use of bioinformatics tools.

6. Directs and guides DNA, RNA and protein sequence database

searches and the computational analysis of resulting data.

7. Provides workflow direction to subordinates and serves as a

mentor to junior staff.

8. Interprets complex biological information. Performs tasks

to reduce and consolidate output from software. Prepares data for

utilization by other scientists.

9. Performs all other duties as assigned.

General Responsibilities

1. Performs, as directed, safety compliance and uses Personal

Protective Equipment (PPE), as needed.

2. Participates in Quality Assessment (QA) and Quality Improvement
(QI) programs, as directed.
3. Ensures compliance with Joint Commission on and all other

Federal, State and Regulatory Agencies.

4. Responds promptly and sincerely to customer's needs, requests

and concerns via all communication forms using easily understood language and refraining from using

inappropriate language and non-verbal gestures.

5. Maintains positive working relationships as a team player

through problem solving issues, speaking positively about others, listening

attentively and observing the Patient Bill of Rights and Confidentiality.

6. Increases customer service knowledge, skill and ability by

participating in department and center-wide specific programs.

7. Incorporates National Jewish's identity (Science Transforming

Life ®) into daily functions. Speaks positively about the center,

provides customers with prompt service, maintains a clean and safe working

environment, dresses appropriately based upon National Jewish safety standards,

and departmental policies and wears an ID badge visibly.

Knowledge and Skills

Advances skills using bioinformatics to solve biologically

important questions. Advanced in high-throughput data analysis and

familiarity with widely used genomic databases and software. Advanced

skills in utility programming (C Shell, Perl, BioPerl, JAVA, and other

languages) in a Linux environment, as well as designing, developing, and

programming databases (Oracle, MySQL). Must be able to work independently

and have advanced problem solving skills. Must have excellent

interpersonal, verbal, and written skills.

Certification and Licensure



Master's degree in computer science and/or life sciences required.

PhD in Bioinformatics, computer science and/or life sciences is


Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of recent and related experience


  • or - Any equivalent combination of Education and/or Experience
  • Working Conditions

    Position is an office environment.

    Frequent requirements may

    include: sitting for extended periods, entering and manipulating data on a

    workstation computer and participating in team/executive meetings.

    Approximately 75% of daily responsibilities will be working both

    one-on-one and in teams with other personnel and extended one-on-one contact in

    a quiet environment where hearing and listening is paramount. Must possess

    the ability to communicate by observation, verbal, written and listening;

    standing; walking; climbing stairs; stooping to remove/replace files; good

    hand-eye coordination; lifting, pulling, pushing, and upper body twisting while

    handling supplies and equipment; sitting while completing paperwork; using

    keyboard for PC and word processing needs.

    Occasional requirements may

    include: stand, walk, use hands to manipulate, handle or feel objects, tools,

    or controls, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, and lift/move up to 25

    pounds. Incumbent may be scheduled to work an alternate schedule to

    accommodate essential business needs routine travel by foot or automobile to

    alternate work/meeting locations, possibly during inclement weather.

    Environmental Conditions

    No environmental conditions indicated. Professional office

    environment with time of each day spent in interaction with management/staff,

    in addition to planning and working autonomously. Requires teamwork and the

    ability to handle multiple interruptions; frequently fast-paced; high-pressure;

    occasionally variable-paced; variable pressure. Personal Protective

    Equipment (PPE) will be provided to each employee when needed as determined by

    policy. Utilization of PPE is mandatory. Estimated 1500 employees in the


    Management/Supervisory Responsibilities

    May lead the tasks of co-workers

    Industry: Healthcare

    Time From To Job Text
    2/22/17 8:45 AM
    Updated (6 months ago)
    SystemSystem1596507Status: Closed
    Specialty: Bioinformatics Analyst III
    Location: Denver, CO
    Employment Type: Permanent / Full Time
    This job has been closed.

    1/29/17 5:11 AM
    Updated (7 months ago)
    SystemSystem1596507Status: New
    Specialty: Center for Genes, Environment, and Health Bioinformatics Analyst III
    Location: Denver, CO
    Employment Type: Permanent / Full Time
    New job was posted by system.

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