Job Openings

Research Fellow

Our Center for Bioinformatics and Systems Biology at Wake Forest University School of Medicine and Baptist Medical Center is fully funded by the NIH. We always have openings for Postdoctoral Research Fellows and PhD graduate exchange students in the following fields:

  1.  Bioinformatics tool development for next generation sequencing data analysis. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in computational biology, data modeling, and next generation sequencing data analysis and cell biology. Strong programming skills are expected.      
  2. Proteomics (LC/MS/MS) and functional proteomics data processing and data analysis. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in computational biology, data modeling, and mass spectrometry data analysis and cell biology. Strong programming skills are expected.  
  3. Systems biology. We seek enthusiastic candidates in cell signaling pathway analysis and multi-scale predictive modeling for treatment responses based on experimental and clinical research data. Candidates are expected to have a strong background in biophysics, computational biology, signaling pathway inference and cell biology. Strong programming skills are expected.

Teamwork is important for your lab. Our ongoing projects require researchers with diverse background, from mathematics to biology to engineering, and our group closely collaborates with clinical physicians in the Baptist Medical Center. To apply, send your curriculum vitae, a cover letter describing your past research accomplishments, and your contact information for three references in one PDF to:

Xiaobo Zhou, Ph.D.
Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
Director, Center for Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
Chief of Bioinformatics
Wake Forest University - School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Email: xizhou@wakehealth.edu


Informatics Manager

Responsibilities:
As part of the informatics team, the person in this position will help implement, support and maintain applications, databases and data flows of research data. They will collaborate closely with Harvard-based team members to identify and address ambitious, time-sensitive requirements using an iterative, team-based approach. Technologies involved will include: electronic medical record data, electronic data capture and survey platforms (REDCap), cohort discovery tools (i2b2, SHRINE), virtualization platforms (VMware, vSphere), and other open source software. Database technologies for these systems include Oracle, SQL Server, PostgreSQL, and MySQL. Specific responsibilities for this position include: 

  • Work closely with internal clients and external collaborators to identify technical and business requirements, with special emphasis on establishing reasonable milestones (including dates), and functional expectations for each milestone
  • Identify, investigate, and characterize risks to established milestones
  • Communicate regarding progress toward established milestones
  • Work closely with other team members to analyze requirements, and design and implement solutions utilizing best practices in systems design and integration
Qualifications:
  • Self-starter with strong sense of responsibility and motivation to produce superior quality work
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on promised milestones according to schedule
  • Strong technical/systems design and development skills
  • Strong problem solving, testing, and debugging skills
  • Solid understanding of research data system implementation best practices and appropriate use of design patterns
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • BS/MS in computer science or similar with 5+ years of software development experience
  • Familiarity with the clinical research arc and clinical data elements, from an IT perspective
  • Strong experience performing ETL (Extract Transform and Load)
  • Proficiency with relational databases systems, Java and web application development

The salary, benefits and other fringes follow Baptist Medical Center’s standards. Teamwork is important for our Center. The informatics manager will work closely with Clinical and Translational Informatics team, I2B2 team and IT Enterprise Database team, and clinical physicians in the Baptist Medical Center and Harvard I2B2 team. To apply, send your curriculum vitae and the contact information for three references in one PDF to:

Xiaobo Zhou, Ph.D.
Professor of Diagnostic Radiology
Director, Center for Bioinformatics & Systems Biology
Chief of Bioinformatics
Wake Forest University - School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Email: xizhou@wakehealth.edu

 

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