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Bioinformatics - Managing Director

The Wistar Institute, 3601 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America Req #376
Thursday, October 31, 2019

The Wistar Institute has an opening for a Managing Director in the Bioinformatics Shared Resource of our NCI-designated Cancer Center. The Bioinformatics Core provides Wistar investigators with expertise in computational analyses of biomedical research data as well as database management and software applications support.

The Managing Director is responsible for advising and coordinating work and facilitating projects with clients including assisting with experimental design strategies, performing and managing data analyses, delivering product, and providing publication quality reports with the assistance of the Bioinformatics Core's staff in collaboration with the Bioinformatics Core's Scientific Director.

The Managing Director will work closely with the Scientific Director to manage the operating and capital budgets as well as ensure timely submission of charge sheets for all work completed by the Bioinformatics Core to facilitate the normal billing cycle. 

The Managing Director will participate in all required activities related to maintaining Wistar’s NCI-designation, including writing annual Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) progress reports and write-ups for CCSG renewal applications, as well as presenting the Bioinformatics Core during NCI site visits, seminars, faculty and shared resources retreats, and for other purposes as needed.

PhD in mathematics, statistics, bioinformatics, or computational biology with at least five years of broad experience in bioinformatics data analysis required.

The ideal candidate will have experience in a basic research laboratory and a background in molecular/cellular biology, immunology and/or genetics. Expertise in the latest bioinformatics approaches in high-throughput data analysis: next generation sequencing, microarrays and proteomics, as well as higher level biological interpretational analyses, is highly desirable.

The Wistar Institute is located in the University City area of Philadelphia, in the heart of the University of Pennsylvania Campus. Wistar provides resources to its faculty and staff that enable them to conduct cutting edge collaborative research and provides for outstanding intellectual environments and state-of-the-art facilities. Research discoveries conducted at Wistar have led to the development of vaccines; the identification of genes associated with cancers; and the development of many other significant research technologies and tools.

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