Bioinformatics Analyst I

Baylor College of Medicine

Houston, TX

Job posting number: #7151699 (Ref:16077-en_US)

Posted: June 3, 2023

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


The Lab of Baylor College of Medicine's Chair of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Dr. Peggy Goodell, is seeking a Bioinformatics Analyst I. 


Dr. Goodell's lab focuses on the the basic mechanisms that regulate hematopoietic stem cells, and how their misregulation leads to leukemia development. Stem cells reside in the bone marrow in a quiescent state, but rapidly become activated to regenerate the hematopoietic system. 


The primary responsibilities include developing and application of various bioinformatics pipelines to high-throughput multi-omic datasets. We offer opportunities to expand knowledge in related areas of interest.

Job Duties

  • Assists investigators in planning and design of experiment.
  • Provides customized bioinformatics and computational support from the project design to publication phases including consulting on experimental design and assisting investigators with submission of manuscripts and/or grant applications.
  • Establishes and manages an analytical pipeline for data analyses, and generates workflows in scripting language to automate bioinformatics process.
  • Designs, develops and deploys robust workflows, as well as custom scripts to support the analysis of high-throughput NGS data.
  • Visualizes and clearly communicates (oral and written) analysis results to an interdisciplinary audience.
  • Maintains a collaborative, collegial and respectful team environment.
  • Annotates and maintains collaborative computational environments and code bases with an emphasis on reproducibility and rigor.
  • Designs and develops RStudio applications to enable non-computational scientists to explore complex molecular data. Utilizes R programming to extract insight from raw molecular data and provokes development of novel hypotheses.
  • Designs and develops data analysis, data visualization, dashboards, graphs and figures.
  • Automates reporting and provides interactivity using R.
  • Stays abreast of current and emerging technologies and tools related to the field by interacting with local and external computational biologists, as well as attending scientific conferences and/or workshops related to bioinformatics.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Genetics, Biology, Bioinformatics, Biostatistics, Computational Biology, Computer Science, or a related field.
  • No experience required.


Baylor College of Medicine requires employees to be fully vaccinated -subject to approved exemptions-against vaccine-preventable diseases including, but not limited to, COVID-19 and influenza.


Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission, and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient-centered care. - Diversity, respect, and inclusiveness create an environment that is conducive to academic excellence, and strengthens our institution by increasing talent, encouraging creativity, and ensuring a broader perspective. - Diversity helps position Baylor to reduce disparities in health and healthcare access and to better address the needs of the community we serve. - Baylor is committed to recruiting and retaining outstanding students, trainees, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds by providing a welcoming, supportive learning environment for all members of the Baylor community.

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