|The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Inc (httpwwwnobleorg) is a nonprofit research institute with a vision to influence agriculture by exploring and improving production agriculture techniques and advancing plant science through research and discovery The Foundation is one of the worlds leaders in interpretation of the Medicago genome and in bioenergy crops including switchgrass alfalfa and tall fescue The Foundation has made substantial investments to enhance its bioinformatics infrastructure which has resulted in the need for more bioinformatics professionals As a Bioinformatics Specialist the successful candidate will report to the Director of the Computing Services Department The successful candidate will provide quality bioinformatics services to internal and external researchers while also contributing to applied research in a team environment in order to enhance the Foundations bioinformatics and research support team For more information regarding the Computing Services department visit httpwwwnobleorgrecruitingcomputingservices Qualifications A minimum of a Masterrsquos degree in bioinformatics computer science or a related field are required A doctorate in one of these areas is highly preferred Also required are experience andor familiarity with nextgeneration sequence (ie Solexa 454 etc) gene expression data (ie microarray and RNAseq) and knowledge of basic molecular biology genomics genetics and transcriptomics concepts and techniques The ideal candidate will be required to have common programming or scripting languages (ie LINUX and relational databases) Job Summary Provide bioinformatics and data analysis services to researchers Essential Functions(95) bull Provide bioinformatics services to assist scientific problem solving in a broad range of research topics Typical daily work includes custom data management processing visualization sequence and functional genomics analysis and marker design bull Work closely with investigators and fellow team members to assist in data analysis and provide expert consultation technical and scientific support bull Assist with grant applications and manuscript writing related to algorithm and informatics components bull Design training materials and present training sessions to educate researchers in use of available bioinformatics tools bull Search for and utilize existing open source or commercial solutions to scientific problems write custom scripts when existing tools do not already exist bull Document requests archive results and provide billing information when appropriate NonEssentialFunctions(5) bull Other duties as assigned Organizational Relationships Reports to Director of Computing Services Supervises None Requirements Education MS degree in bioinformatics computer science or a related field PhD preferred Experience Experience andor familiarity with bull Nextgeneration sequence (eg Solexa 454 etc) analysis including short sequence alignment reference and de novo assembly bull Gene expression data (eg microarray and RNAseq) analysis such as clustering correlation and other statistical methods bull Basic molecular biology genomics genetics and transcriptomics concepts and techniques bull Common programming or scripting languages LINUX and relational databases LicenseCertification None Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities bull Independent problem solver that enjoys collaborative research bull Knowledge of experimental design and scientific writing bull Excellent communication and people skills Physical and Mental Requirements The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions The requirements below refer to regular daily activities Physical Requirements Lifting Carrying Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs Pushing Pulling Must be able to push and or pull carts with computer equipment of up to 100 lbs Body Positions Requires physical conditioning to sit for prolonged periods of time Must be able to walk and stand for short periods of time Body Movements Must be able to bend stoop and reach Hand Use Will use fingers to make precise coordinated movements when using a computer keyboard Senses Will use vision to read computer screen reports instructions etc Hearing Must be able to communicate orally in person and by phone to receive and answer questions and inquiries VisionMust possess visual acuity for doing complex computer processing and see detail at close range Work Environment Work is regularly performed in an indoor office setting and the noise level is moderately quiet Mental Requirements Mathematics Analyze and solve problems Use math and mathematical reasoning Language ability Regularly communicate with others to convey or receive information and express ideas must understand the speech of another person and speak clearly so others can understand Reasoning Employees in this classification must apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems collect data establish facts and draw valid conclusions Work requires that employees deal with several abstract and concrete variables and order information into a logical sequence Other Requirements bull Must interact with others in the spirit of teamwork cooperation and helpfulness bull Must be able to track several tasks simultaneously and complete tasks promptly Application Instructions Applicants are requested to apply online by completing the application and submitting a resume copy of college transcript(s) contact information for three references (excluding relatives) and a cover letter explaining interest in the position and career goals If applicant does not have the ability to upload the additional documents they can be faxed to (580) 2246240 (please include position number) but the application should be completed and submitted online Applications will be accepted until a candidate is hired Interested applicants should apply immediately The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Inc Human Resources Department Position Number ADA122525 2510 Sam Noble Parkway Ardmore OK 73401 Email NFHRnobleorg Website wwwnobleorg The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation Inc is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment regardless of their race color creed gender national origin age disability or veteran status|
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