High-Throughput Sequencing Data Analyst, Computational Research Unit

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High-Throughput Sequencing Data Analyst, Computational Research Unit

ISTITUTO ITALIANO DI TECNOLOGIA
ISI GENOMICS CENTER OF GENOMIC SCIENCE


Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia Outstation on Genomic Science at the European School of Molecular Medicine (IIT@SEMM), IFOM-IEO Campus, Milan, Italy


The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT, http://www.iit.it) has recently created an IIT-Network comprising nine outstations at Italian research institutions. The iit@semm outstation is affiliated with the European School of Molecular Medicine (SEMM; http://www.semm.it) at the IFOM-IEO Campus in Milan (http://www.ifom-ieo-campus.it), a vibrant research center dedicated to basic and translational cancer biology, home to state-of-the-art technological services. The focus of iit@semm is on Genomic Science, and in particular Cancer Genomics (http://genomics.iit.it). The program includes a Genomic Unit, a high-throughput phenotype Screening Unit and a Computational Research Unit. Applications are invited for the following positions within the iit@semm program. Application deadline: March 28, 2011.
In order to comply with the Italian law (art. 23 of Privacy Law of the Italian Legislative Decree n. 196/03), we kindly ask every candidate to provide his/her consent to allow IIT to process his/her personal data. The Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia is an Equal Opportunity Employer that actively seeks diversity in the workforce.
 
High-throughput sequencing Data Analyst, Computational Research Unit
This Unit is the core computing facility of iit@semm, guaranteeing informatic development, implementation, training and support in Genomic research activities. Candidates must have previous experience with the analysis of high-throughput DNA sequencing data (e.g. ChIP-seq, RNA-seq), a strong background in statistics and familiarity with statistics packages such as R. The ideal candidate will have Programming skills, as well as a solid understanding in Molecular Biology, enabling him/her to productively interact with wet-lab biologists. Tasks will include providing support to scientists in annotating sequencing tracks with known genomic features; aiding the discovery of novel genomic features (e.g. exons, splice sites); transforming sequence tag counts into expression values; performing DNA motif searches, cluster analyses, meta-analyses, etc… This position will be subject to a Post-doctoral contract.

Applications to this position should include the CV, names and e-mail addresses of three referees, and a personal statement focusing on computational skills and interests (max. 2 pages), to be sent as a single Pdf file to Dr. Heiko Müller, coordinator of the Computational Research Unit (heiko.muller@iit.it).

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