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Research Associate I - Molecular Genetics

Department: 2390- Molecular Genetics
Location: Seattle

Research Associate I – Molecular Genetics

The Allen Institute for Brain Science is seeking a Research Associate who will be part of a multidisciplinary team within the Cell Types Program.  The successful candidate will be a member of the Molecular Genetics team, which produces and analyzes large-scale single-cell transcriptomics data from primary mouse brain tissue, to define cell types within the brain.

The candidate will play a role in processing and analyzing the acquired single-cell transcriptomics data and make improvement to the pipeline. S/he will provide sequencing data to internal and external collaborators.

Job Responsibilities

  • Test and evaluate methods and experimental procedure improvments for single cell transcriptomics and epigenomics.
  • Process and analyze single cell transcriptomics and epigenomics data.
  • Test and optimize algorithms that improve the data processing and analysis pipelines.
  • Prepare sequencing data for sharing with internal and external collaborators.
  • Organize metadata from different projects into a database.

Required Qualifications

  • B.A., B.S. in life sciences or computational biology (e.g., Neuroscience, Genomics, Genetics, or related field).
  • Proficiency in python or R, and Linux shell scripting.

Preferred Qualifications

  • 1+ years of bioinformatics experience.
  • M.S. in life sciences or computational biology (e.g., Neuroscience, Genomics, Genetics, or related field).
  • Knowledgeable about RNA-seq, ATAC-seq and/or ChIP-seq data.
  • Experience with high throughput data analysis.
  • Familiarity with cloud computing environments.
  • Ability to implement, test, and share new computational tools quickly, in an iterative manner, after feedback from experimental, data production, and analysis teams.

It is the policy of the Allen Institute to provide equal employment opportunity (EEO) to all persons regardless of age, color, national origin, citizenship status, physical or mental disability, race, religion, creed, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, genetic information, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. In addition, the Allen Institute will provide reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities.

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