Senior Data Analyst
Job ID: R0035070 | Data Analysis | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Sheynkman Lab in the Department of Molecular Physiology and Biological Physics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine seeks applicants for a Senior Data Analyst. The Sheynkman Lab integrates both experimental and computational approaches to study disease-relevant protein isoforms. Technologies used included long-read RNA sequencing (PacBio, Oxford Nanopore platforms) and state-of-the-art mass spectrometry approaches. We are seeking a candidate who has experience in both molecular biology techniques and bioinformatic skills.

Senior Data Analysts analyze data to draw conclusions and provide sophisticated analyses and reports. They are distinguished from Data Analysts by greater complexity in assigned tasks, greater degree of expertise, and substantial impact of analysis. They support efforts to ensure that data standards are developed and maintained. They assist in business and system re-engineering and architecture development. Senior Data Analysts act as an organizational consultant on matters relating to databases. They serve as the subject matter expert in special projects related to the specific data type.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Have prior exposure to mass spectrometry instrumentation, such as ESI-LC/MS or MALDI-TOF approaches for peptide identification.
  • Perform molecular biology techniques, such as molecular cloning, RT-PCR and protein interaction assays, such as ELISA or other cell-based assays. Maintain bacterial and mammalian cell cultures.
  • Perform statistical analysis in R or other packages.
  • Perform bioinformatic analysis using existing packages such as those found in Bioconductor or Python-based packages.
  • Collaborate with other members of the laboratory to develop functional protein assays.

In addition to the responsibilities above, other duties may be assigned:
  • Manage the analysis of information and identify, interpret and report the trends or patterns found in data sets. Deliver recommendations based on findings.
  • Synthesize data analysis by creating graphs, reports and presentations of results in order to make strategic and programmatic decisions.
  • Manage the development of content for seminars, forums and presentations. Present data in a way that can be easily and quickly grasped by stakeholders.
  • Ensure that policies governing data management are met, including security and privacy.
  • Perform bioinformatics analysis.
  • Ability to present results.

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in biological-related science.
  • Experience: At least three years of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

The selected applicant will be required to complete a background check and health screen prior to their first day of employment per university policy.

This is a restricted position and continuation is dependent on the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Priority application review will begin April 21, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.


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