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Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research Bioinformatics Analyst in Palo Alto, California

less thanp>The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is seeking ailess thanstrong>Bioinformatics Analystless than/strong>iwho will support research and development in the Genetic Medicine Program at the newly established research center Palo Alto Epidemiology Research and Information Center for Genomics at the VA Hospital.less than/p>less thanp>Our highly dedicated bioinformatics team works with petabytes of genomic data, agile computing environments including on premise HPC and public cloud platforms, and high-profile academicians and industry leaders, to help transform big data genomics practices and translate bioinformatics research to facilitate precision health and medicine.less than/p>less thanp>less thanstrong>About PAVIRless than/strong>less than/p>less thanp>PAVIR, located on the premises of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System, is a mid-size nonprofit foundation, closely connected with the VA and Stanford University. We offer ongoing training, generous benefits and supportive work environment. We work with more than 160 uniquely talented medical scientists across a broad spectrum of research areas. We recruit talented employees who believe in making a difference in the lives of others through innovative research.less than/p>less thanp>This is a full time, exempt (salary-paid) position. Location: Palo Alto, CA. Benefits:less than/p>less thanul>less thanli>Medical, Vision and Dental Insuranceless than/li>less thanli>Vacationless than/li>less thanli>Sick Payless than/li>less thanli>13 paid Holidaysless than/li>less thanli>Life Insurance - paid by PAVIRless than/li>less thanli>Long-term and Short-term Disability Insurance - paid by PAVIRless than/li>less thanli>Flexible Spending Accountless than/li>less thanli>401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match and Profit Shareless than/li>less thanli>Wellness Programless than/li>less thanli>Employee Assistance Programless than/li>less thanli>Commuter Benefitless than/li>less than/ul>less thanp>PAVIR is affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). As a condition of employment, all PAVIR employees are required to have an approved appointment with VAPAHCS and complete a background check.less than/p>less thanp>less thanstrong>Primary Responsibilitiesless than/strong>less than/p>less thanul>less thanli>Collects, curates, analyzes, and documents public databases of biomolecules to enrich resources for genomics research;less than/li>less thanli>Gathers and examines experimental data and defines logical data sets, exercising independent judgment with strong analytical capabilities;less than/li>less thanli>Verifies validity of scientific experiments and data gathered. Ensure data is accurate and reliable;less than/li>less thanli>Use tools such as GWAS, pathway analysis, and machine learning technique to analyze and interpret large human genetic data including:less thanul>less thanli>DNA-seq data generated from large human cohortsless than/li>less thanli>RNA-Seqless than/li>less thanli>Methyl-Seqless than/li>less thanli>SNP-arrayless than/li>less thanli>data modalities (sequencing to clinical claims data)less than/li>less thanli>external datasets (ENCODE, GTEx)less than/li>less than/ul>less than/li>less thanli>Develops, implements, and evaluates scientific data management processes and standards, including building data analysis and interpretation pipelines.less than/li>less thanli>Identifies necessary resources, develops plans for data-related projects, and determines timelines and milestones;less than/li>less thanli>Responsible for the development of scientific data testing systems, including design, documentation, implementation and reporting;less than/li>less thanli>Responsible for implementation of study-specific procedures to ensure compliance with regulations and internal best practices.less than/li>less thanli>Writes papers describing studies, methodologies and results for publication in quality peer reviewed journals;less than/li>less th