Informatics Specialist - Quantitative Sciences Research

Why Mayo Clinic
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Position description
This is an exciting opportunity within the bioinformatics core, for talented individuals in field of bioinformatics to join a team that supports a wide variety of omics projects. They will support these projects under the guidance of senior level Informatics Specialist staff. They will develop scripts for data management, data extraction, and data analyses. They will help design and conduct analytical procedures, and contribute to the discussion of results, the writing of technical reports, and in the publication of relevant findings.
Our bioinformatics core supports the Clinical and Research arms of Mayo Clinic. Informatics Specialist staff supporting clinical projects work with labs in the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology to develop, document, and implement clinical Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) based tests. Informatics Specialist staff supporting research projects work with principal investigators to conduct basic and translational science through the processing, analyzing, and interpretation of NGS data.

Recommended - Master’s degree in domain-relevant sciences (biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and statistics or health sciences) or domain informatics (computational biology, computational chemistry, bioinformatics, clinical informatics, medical imaging, and medical informatics) OR a BS in domain-relevant sciences with (1) at least 12 graduate level semester hours in informatics or domain-relevant sciences and (2) at least two years of informatics experience.
Additional qualifications
Preferred: Master’s degree in domain-relevant field (biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, statistics, health sciences, computer science, computational biology, or bioinformatics).

Helpful: A basic knowledge of current next generation sequencing technologies and cancer biology.

Preferred: Experience with next generation sequencing and with Linux, Python, and R. Ability to think logically and systematically to analyze and evaluate alternate solutions.

Essential: Strong organization and documentation skills, proven written and oral communication skills, and the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.  The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,919.20, based on a full-time position.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
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Schedule details
Monday - Friday, Days
Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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