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Boston University DATA ANALYST,MED School of Medicine, Pharmacology in BOSTON, Massachusetts

DATA ANALYST,MED School of Medicine, Pharmacology 



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The Xia laboratory within the Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics is seeking a data analyst. The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team working on Alzheimer’s disease and related neurologic diseases.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Programming using SAS, SQL, Stata MP and R to analyze clinical data related to Alzheimer’s disease

  • Analyzing and mining sequence data generated internally or through public databases

  • Core techniques will include the careful annotation and deposition of data, utilizing computational pipelines for next generation sequencing data analysis, interpreting data within the context of each disease, and data visualization techniques

Required Skills

  • B.S. or M.S. degree in Statistics, Bioinformatics, Computational Biology, or similar disciplines.

  • Knowledge of computational biology tools and techniques

  • Proficient in programming using SAS, SQL, Stata MP, and R

  • Experience in working with biological data with some familiarity with next-generation

  • sequence data analysis tools; Prior experience with statistical methods, pipelines and tools relevant to RNA-seq, single-cell RNA-seq, chip-seq data analysis is preferred.

  • Experience with UNIX-based systems and command-line interfaces

  • Maintenance of detailed documentation either through a laboratory notebook or well annotated scripts

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and the ability to explain technical/mathematical reasoning to people from non-quantitative backgrounds

  • Highly motivated and collaborative team player

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.