Oregon Health & Science University

Computational Biologist 2

Job Locations US-OR-Beaverton
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC)
Salary Range
$70,096 - $105,264
Work schedule is routinely Monday through Friday, but sometimes requires ability to work flexible hours, as required by scope of the position.
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is located 12 miles west of the OHSU main campus, and sits on 162 acres of land featuring forested areas, research and administration buildings, indoor and outdoor animal housing, a pond, and 2-mile perimeter walking path. Our mission is to improve human health and the quality of life through the support of nonhuman primate research programs that advance our knowledge of the causes, preventions, treatments, and cures of debilitating diseases.

Function/Duties of Position

The Oregon National Primate Research Center (ONPRC) is seeking a computational biologist to develop and apply methods for high-dimensional, single-cell resolution data, including single-cell RNA-seq and spatial transcriptomics. The successful applicant will join a rapidly expanding genomics research community that is using groundbreaking technologies to better understand infectious disease pathogenesis and aid vaccine development. The applicant will have the opportunity to analyze some of the first data in the world generated from a variety of platforms such as 10x Genomics, Nanostring GeoMx, Nanostring CosMX, and others. Potential projects include: characterization of viral reservoirs and sites of infection for HIV/SIV, characterization of TB pathogenesis, and study of vaccine-elicited T cells. Other projects are possible.

The applicant will ideally be able to perform self-directed exploration and analysis of complex datasets, in addition to analyses under the direction of supervisors. This position requires a hard-working, dedicated individual who has careful attention to detail. Advanced computational skills are required for data analysis and documentation.  Experience or prior knowledge of immunology is not required, though is an advantage. Must interact and communicate effectively with bioinformatics and wet lab team members.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's Degree in Computational Biology or related field
  • At least one-year relevant research experience in bioinformatic analysis of next-generation sequencing data.
  • Strong track record of research in a computational field demonstrated by co-authorship on multiple publications
  • Strong programming skills in a variety of relevant languages, e.g. R or Python. 
  • Use of software version control, e.g. github
  • Experience with cluster-based computing
  • Ability to communicate effectively, in both written and oral formats.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a small group setting, and one-on-one with collaborators in a positive and productive manner
  • Excellent collaboration skills and ability to communicate effectively with biologists
  • Ability to perform data management and analysis of research findings, including use of spreadsheets, graphics, and statistical programs
  • Ability to prioritize work demands, and coordinate research protocols with other staff
  • Organizational skills and careful attention to details to satisfactorily perform job duties
  • High level of self-motivation and integrity
  • Creative, thinks out-side-the-box, in developing fit-for-purpose solutions for data needs

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD in Computational biology, statistics, bioinformatics, or related field
  • Experience working with immunologic data and/or training in immunology
  • Experience working in consortia or complex collaborations
  • Experience interrogating various next generation sequencing (NGS) datatypes and the interaction among them to study gene regulation
  • Analysis of imaging data
  • Basic development of interactive web applications, e.g. R shiny or similar
  • Development of R or python packages and/or code contributions to public software

Additional Details

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter, CV/resume and references.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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