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Bioinformatician

Job Ref: 23621

Talent Area: Laboratory

Location:
Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX 77030

Area/Department: Immuno Diagnostics

Employment Type: Regular

Job Type: Full-Time

Organization: Houston Methodist

Work Shift

DAY


Work Week

M - F
 


Talent Area

Laboratory


Company Profile

Since its founding in 1919, Houston Methodist has earned worldwide recognition. Houston Methodist is affiliated with the Weill Medical College of Cornell University and New York-Presbyterian Hospital, one of the nation's leading centers for medical education and research. Houston Methodist is consistently ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Hospital” list and was recently named the number one hospital in Texas. FORTUNE magazine has placed Houston Methodist on its annual list of “100 Best Companies To Work For” since 2006.  Houston Methodist directs millions of research dollars into patient care and offers the latest innovations in medical, surgical and diagnostic techniques. With 1,119 licensed beds, 73 operating rooms and over 5,000 employees, Houston Methodist offers complete care for patients from around the world.


Job Summary

Manage all aspects of data analysis and storage and bioinformatics support at Houston Methodist Hospital Department of Pathology and Genomic Medicine. Specifically perform bioinformatics and statistical analysis for Next Generation sequencing experiments as well as develop pipelines and application tools for laboratory scientists.

ICARE VALUES
System and department specific ICARE values

INTEGRITY: We are honest and ethical in all we say and do.
COMPASSION: We embrace the whole person including emotional, ethical, physical, and spiritual needs.
ACCOUNTABILITY: We hold ourselves accountable for all our actions.
RESPECT: We treat every individual as a person of worth, dignity, and value.
EXCELLENCE: We strive to be the best at what we do and a model for others to emulate.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES
Duties and Responsibilities are cross-referenced to the hospitals Pillars of Excellence and will be transferred to the Performance Evaluation. P

PEOPLE 20%
1. Demonstrates professional behavior and appearance at all times.
2. Demonstrates self-motivation in performing job duties and following procedures.

FINANCE 20%
1. Accountable for the proper use of equipment and supplies.
2. Utilizes all available work time by assisting others and performing additional tasks.

QUALITY/SAFETY 20%
1. Maintains compliance with guidelines set by regulatory bodies.
2. Prepare bioinformatics analysis protocols and report templates.

SERVICE 20%
1. Perform bioinformatics analysis for Next Generation Sequencing assays.
2. Train staff to perform bioinformatics analysis.
3. Maintain hardware, software, and databases used in the lab.

GROWTH/INNOVATION 20%
1. Develop and validate pipeline, application tools, and application upgrades.
2. Provide statistical support to health science research projects.

This position description is not intended to be all inclusive, and the employee will also perform other reasonably related business duties as assigned by the immediate supervisor and other management as required. The Houston Methodist Hospital reserves the right to revise or change job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.

EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Master of Science degree with a major in biostatistics or bioinformatics related field.


EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum of three years of work experience in bioinformatics analysis.


SPECIAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED

  • Knowledge of the functional discipline of the work area.
  • Knowledge of work area processes and procedures.
  • Skill in developing and maintaining interpersonal relationships as required in the operating environment.
  • Skill in verbal and written communication.
  • Skill in planning and organizing the work area.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Must meet the requirements on the competency checklist for assigned work area.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Houston Methodist is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Equal employment opportunity is a sound and just concept to which Houston Methodist is firmly bound. Houston Methodist will not engage in discrimination against or harassment of any person employed or seeking employment with Houston Methodist on the basis of  race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, status as a protected veteran or other characteristics protected by law.

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