Washington University of St. Louis Bioinformaticist - Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology - 41787 in St. Louis, Missouri

Job Type/Schedule

This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.

Department Name/Job Location

This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.

Essential Functions


Assists in developing and conducting research projects, including experimental design, data analysis, and documentation of experiment results.


  1. Designs, develops, and implements:
  2. Algorithms and computer software for analyzing high-throughput, massively parallel genomic data sets;
  3. Relational databases to store, disseminate and analyze data, including verification of data submitted and recommendations for analyses;
  4. Web interfaces and queries to access relational databases; maintains web server;
  5. Independent research projects, including design of research protocols and development of procedures for the collection, verification, and management of data.
  6. Performs complex systems analysis of data and writes interpretative reports.
  7. Evaluates commercial and academic bioinformatics software.
  8. Trains other researchers on the everyday use of analysis software and research databases.
  9. Assists with grant preparation and reporting of methods, data, and results.
  10. Solves practical problems relating to difficulties with equipment or test subjects; suggests technical or procedural improvements in testing methods.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in science or related field plus 4 years of experience required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in computer science or related field highly preferred.
  • Analytical, reasoning, and problem-solving skills.
  • Good understanding of computational biology, probabilistic models, statistics, machine learning, and discrete mathematics.
  • Ability to analyze and interpret large complex data sets, such as sequences, microarray gene expression studies, human genetic studies, and model organism studies, and to communicate data in a clear, concise manner.
  • Expertise in standard bioinformatics tools.
  • Working knowledge of regulatory networks, hidden Markov models and profile methods, human genetics (SNP, etc.), and complex systems analysis.
  • Expertise in scientific programming languages (e.g., Java), scripting languages (e.g., PERL, Vbscript), database management software (Oracle, Structured Query Language [SQL] Server), and the SQL, HTML, ASP, and CGI in a UNIX/Linus and Windows environment.
  • Expertise in standard molecular biology techniques (PCR, qRT-PCR, Northern blots).
  • Expertise in molecular and functional genomic techniques is desired.

Salary Range

The hiring range for this position is $53,830 - $72,675 annually.


This position is eligible for full-time benefits. Please visit our website at http://hr.wustl.edu to view a summary of benefits.

EOE Statement

Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.

Job Title: Bioinformaticist - Pediatrics Hematology/Oncology - 41787

Job ID: 41787

Location: Medical School

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular