Assistant Scientist (Cancer Research) job Miami Florida
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Assistant Scientist (Cancer Research) Job

Employer Name: SpiderID: 8370703
Location: Miami, Florida Date Posted: 1/28/2019
Wage: $33136 - $34136 per year Category: Science/Research
Job Code: R100029482

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About This Position

We are accepting applications for an Assistant Scientist in the Cancer Epigenetics Program in the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine (Miami, Florida) to work in a highly collaborative, multi-researcher program investigating the molecular mechanisms of epigenetic regulation of cancer. We are seeking highly motivated individuals to develop and implement innovative computational approaches for analyzing high throughput genomic and epigenomic data, including but not limited to, integrated cancer risk prediction model, cancer subtype discovery, genomic and epi-genomic data integration, single cell RNA-Seq data analysis, non-coding RNA data analysis, and other datasets. Projects will include next-generation sequencing based profiling studies of DNA methylation, hydroxymethylation, ChIP-seq, ATAC-seq and RNA-seq to elucidate the role of epigenetic regulation in cancer biology. Applicants should hold a PhD and/or MD degree and have strong computational biology skills. Previous experience with epigenome-wide assays is preferred. The successful candidate will be working in a collaborative environment with multiple faculty members, biostatisticians and bioinformaticians on translational cancer research.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, Biostatistics, Statistics, Genetics, Computer Science, or a related field. At least one year of research experience with R/Bioconductor and Next-generation sequencing data analysis. Excellent communications skills in English (both verbal and written). Proficiency in using R/Bioconductor and Perl/Python for genomic data analysis is required. Solid training in quantitative sciences. Possess an understanding of epigenome biology. Strong programming skills. Strong oral and written communication skills. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment. Ability to write manuscripts independently.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.

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