Data Scientist - Shuzhao Li

at The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, United States

Job Description

Data Scientist - Python, Metabolomics

The Shuzhao Li Lab at the Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine (JAX-GM), Farmington, Connecticut, USA is hiring for a Data Scientist. The position can be either onsite or remote. JAX-GM is an excellent research environment for omics and data science, with a state-of-art facility and dedicated research IT supports.

The Shuzhao Li lab developed and contributed to influential software tools in metabolomics. The lab currently operates three Thermo Orbitrap mass spectrometers (1 IDX, 2 QE HFX), developing innovative applications to immunology and genomic medicine. Additional instruments are available in the JAX core facility (QE, Fusion, QQQ, timsTOF, etc.).

The Data Scientist is responsible for managing and maintaining large amounts of data. The Data Scientist plays a critical role in data curation, migration, auditing and storage which is essential to the success of the JAX. They will be expected to participate in efforts to disseminate the data, in collaboration with other key stakeholders.

The incumbent is expected to make important contributions to metabolomics and genomic medicine. This will include a major role in the continued development of mummichog and asari, metabolomics databases, cloud computing tools, and interactive data visualization portals.

Key Responsibilities
Statistical analysis of domain-specific data and generation of reports and summaries
Data visualization using scripting languages and JavaScript-based web tools
Data wrangling to ensure compliance, interoperability, and provenance
Quality control of both low- and high-dimensional datasets, design and implement quality control and quality assurance procedures to confirm the accuracy, fidelity and completeness; troubleshoot data exports and data uploads; track data exports and follow through; implement bulk data corrections.
Communication with team and collaborators, participation in study design, data analytical plan, interpretation of the results, presentations and publications
Participate in data management support to ensure accurate, timely and complete bulk export of data (categorical, continuous and time series data, images and metadata) from the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) to another data center/database
Participation in software tool maintenance, development and deployment
Proactive identification of opportunities to improve practices, streamline analysis, maximize data value, and optimize the use of the LIMS

B.S. in Computer Science or Computational Science-related field (i.e. bioinformatics, physics or mathematics) and 2 - 6 years of experience. M.S. or Ph.D. is preferred
Solid understanding of core statistical methods and machine learning tools
Experience in common data visualization methods
Experiences in databases
Programming proficiency in at least either R or Python
Experience in working with high-performance clusters and/or cloud computing environments
Experience in version control tools
Good communication skills and ability to work with multidisciplinary teams

The salary range is $65431.68 - $112472.07.Salary will be determined based on qualifications and experience.

About JAX:
The Jackson Laboratory (JAX) is an independent, nonprofit biomedical research institution with more than 2,400 employees. Headquartered in Bar Harbor, Maine, it has a National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in Augusta, Maine, a genomic medicine institute in Farmington, Connecticut, and facilities in Ellsworth, Maine, Sacramento, California, and Shanghai, China. Its mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health.
JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven, and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients' lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging, and heart disease. JAX was voted among the top 15 "Best Places to Work in Academia" in the United States in a poll conducted by The Scientist magazine!

EEO Statement:
The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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Job Posting: 880823

Posted On: Jan 25, 2023

Updated On: Feb 09, 2023

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