High-Throughput Sequencing Data Analyst, Computational Research Unit

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High-Throughput Sequencing Data Analyst, Computational Research Unit


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.
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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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