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Bioinformatics Data Specialist

Company: RTI International
Location: Durham
Posted on: November 11, 2019

Job Description:

BACKGROUND:

RTI International is one of the world's leading research institutes, dedicated to improving the human condition by turning knowledge into practice. Our staff of more than 4,700 provides research and technical services to governments and businesses in more than 80 countries in the areas of health and pharmaceuticals, education and training, surveys and statistics, advanced technology, international development, economic and social policy, energy and the environment, and laboratory testing and chemical analysis.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

The Bioinformatics Program in the Research Computing Division at RTI International has an opening for a Bioinformatics Data Specialist with expertise in design and support of data collection, data management, and data analysis tools for behavioral health research. The successful candidate for this position will have deep understanding and significant experience working with clinical research and multi-site collaborative projects. A demonstrated ability to implement software best practices to ensure development of robust behavioral, social science, and bioinformatics tools, inclusive of substance use disorders, is a requirement. The ideal candidate must also have excellent communication skills and demonstrated leadership working in a team environment.

Residing in the Bioinformatics Group of the Research Computing Division, the Bioinformatics Data Specialist will be surrounded by colleagues with a wide variety of expertise in areas such as cloud computing, software and database engineering, high performance computing, data management and processing, data modeling and ontologies, genetics, genomics, and use of standards. Most work is accomplished by interdisciplinary teams, promoting innovation and collaboration.

THE LOCATION OF THIS POSITION IS RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, NORTH CAROLINA.

RESPONSIBILITIES

* Lead the design and development of web-based health research systems supporting data collection/capture to meet project requirements.

* Serve in a leadership capacity on behavioral health and bioinformatics projects and interface with funder, clients, and other stakeholders

* Lead and/or contribute to the development of tools to facilitate data integration and data harmonization across studies

* Work directly with researchers and project team members to help organize responsibilities, adhere to timelines, and meet deliverables

* Mentor other staff to develop data capture systems and be a thought leader

* Manage and optimize systems used for existing projects

* Be an assertive member of interdisciplinary teams and a team player

* Provide expertise for proposals and other business development efforts

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

* PhD in Computer Science, Bioinformatics, or related discipline (or demonstrated equivalence) and 8 years of experience

* Languages e.g., R, Python, Perl, Java, Scala

* Expertise with the following:

* Data collection/capture to support requirements for clinical research projects

* System design, including data storage, retrieval and data mining for complex data sets

* Data integration, data modeling and data analysis

* Development of tools for data exploration and data visualization

* Demonstrated scientific leadership and excellent communication skills

* To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not require now, or in the future, sponsorship for employment visa status.


PREFERRED:

* Experience with Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems such as REDCap

* SQL and PL/SQL

* Simulation and inference; triple store or RDF store

* Data harmonization

* Ontology development

* Experience with proposal development



CLOSING STATEMENT

RTI participates in the US Government E-Verify program. For specific information on this program, please visit our employment portal at www.rti.org/jobs.

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer M/F/D/V. Specific information regarding the laws that are designed to protect you against discrimination relating to your legal right to work in the US can be located at the employment portal www.rti.org/jobs.

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